A baby bonnet free pattern for you

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Today I’m going to share a little something.  It’s really pretty too; I’m going to give you a pattern for the baby bonnet above. Now I have to state straight away this is not my original pattern, I have tweaked 2 freebie patterns to make this little bonnet. There is just no way I could sit down and work out a lace pattern, those people must be like rocket scientists or something, it takes enough brain power to follow a lace pattern let alone write one. That being said the lace in this bonnet is not really that hard just a bit of concentration and you can have a very pretty bonnet. I used Moda Vera Willowy it’s a 4ply viscose yarn and is lovely and shiny though can be very splitty, so I think any 4 ply yarn will work if you would like to use something different.

Size 3 – 6 months

Gauge 28st and 32 rows = 10cm in stocking stitch

Needles 3 ¾: or needles required to obtain gauge (I am a tight knitter and in most cases need to go up a size to obtain gauge if you’re an average knitter I suggest trying 3 ¼ needles first for your gauge swatch)

Cast on 94 sts

In stst work 2 rows

Next Row: (rs) K5,* yf, k1, k2tog, k2* repeat till last 4 sts, yf, k1 k2tog, k1

Stst for 3 more rows

Now begin the lace portion of the bonnet, work pattern as set below 2.5 times (bonnet should measure 5inches don’t worry if you’re a little off) Ending on with row 6

Row 1:  k5*k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1-k1-psso, k3, k2tog, k1, p2*. Repeat * *  till last 5 sts k5

Row 2: p5 *k2, p12* repeat ** till last 5 sts  p5

Row 3: k5 *k2, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl1-k1-psso, k1, k2tog, k1, p2*. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, k5

Row 4: p5 *k2, p12**. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, p5

Row 5: k5 * k2, yo, k5, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, p2*. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, k5

Row 6: p5 *k2, p12* Repeat * * till last 5 sts, p5

Row 7: k5 *sl1-k1-psso, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, k5

Row8: p5 *k2, p12* Repeat * * till last 5 sts, p5

Row 9: k5 *sl1-k1-psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, k5

Row 10: p5 *k2, p12* Repeat * * till last 5 sts, p5

Row 11:  k5* sl1-k2 tog-psso, k1, yo, k5, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * till last 5 sts, k5

Row 12: p5  *k2, p12

Back shaping

Continuing in pattern cast off 33 sts beg of nxt 2 rows

Continue in pattern as below

Row 9: *sl1-k1-psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * *x2

Row 10: *k2, p12* Repeat * * x2

Row 11: * sl1-k2 tog-psso, k1, yo, k5, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 12: *k2, p12* Repeat * * x2

Complete this set x2

Row 1: *k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1-k1-psso, k3, k2tog, k1, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 2: *k2, p12*. Repeat * * x2

Row 3: *k2, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl1-k1-psso, k1, k2tog, k1, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 4: *k2, p12**. Repeat * * x2

Row 5: * k2, yo, k5, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 6: *k2, p12* Repeat * * x2

Row 7: *sl1-k1-psso, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * x2

Row8: *k2, p12* Repeat * * x2

Row 9: *sl1-k1-psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 10:*k2, p12* Repeat * * x2

Row 11: * sl1-k2 tog-psso, k1, yo, k5, yo, k3, p2*. Repeat * * x2

Row 12: *k2, p12*. Repeat * * x2

Next Row: k to end

Continue in st st for 3 more rows

Next row k2tog, (k4, k2tog) x4 k2tog

Cast off purl wise

With 3.5mm crochet hook and wrong side facing join in yarn on right corner of cast on edge. Ch1

Dc in same st as ch, inc, dc in each st across till 2nd last st, inc, dc. (96dc)

*Dc, skip 2 sts, 5dtr, skip 2 sts* x 16 (16 shells)

To make up,

Block your bonnet using a method suitable for your yarn. I pinned out my bonnet and spritz it with the spray bottle making it lightly damp I then left it to dry.

Once your bonnet had been blocked, sew each side of back panel to 33 cast off stitches, then thread your ribbon through the eyelets made in row 5 of beginning stst. And wellah you have an oh so pretty bonnet.

Now to let you know as this stands this pattern has not been tested by anyone but me, yet I have knitted it twice now from these instructions and succeeded, if however you do run into a problem I’m happy to help if I can. As I have said this lovely lace pattern is not mine I just incorporated it into a bonnet so you should be all good there.

Love to all

xx

 

 

 

 

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7 responses to “A baby bonnet free pattern for you

  1. Its gorgeous, I wish I could knit one!!!!

  2. That is beautiful! I just purchased some fingering weight in a soft pink, this looks like the perfect project for that!

  3. Ali

    I love this bonnet! I’m confused when the pattern for back shaping calls to ‘cast of 33 sts in the next two rows.’ Are you casting off in the pattern 33 sts then knitting row 9 (RS) and casting off 33 sts to continue with row 10 (WS)?

    • Hi Ali, thanks for stopping by, When you get to the cast off stage, you need to cast off 33 sts in the pattern for 2 rows and then continue on from row 9 of the pattern. You should be on row 7 of the pattern when you begin your cast off ie: completed 2.6 repeats of the lace pattern. So row 7 cast off 33 sts in pattern complete row in pattern, Row 8 cast off 33 sts in pattern complete row in pattern and then continue with row 9. I do hope this helps if not feel free to ask me for more clarification. xx

  4. Yep that’s right Ali 🙂 Can’t wait to see your finished bonnet xx

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your lovely thoughts are much loved xx

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