10 Free Baby Bonnet Patterns- Roundup

 

 

It’s time to get out those hooks and whip up some cute little bonnets for the coming new arrivals!

Today I rather spontaneously gathered together this list of 10 super adorable baby bonnets. With the nice weather here (or it will be soon, depending on where you live), we need to keep those newborn heads safe from the sun’s harsh rays!

1. Fairlee Bonnet by Skein and Hook

2. Celtic Dream by Janaya Chouinard for AllFreeCrochet

3. Pixie Bonnet by KT and the Squid

4. Puff Bonnet by Stitch 11

5. Citrus Cotton Baby Bonnet by Crochet For You

6. CrissCross Bonnet by Crochet ‘n’ Create

7.  Vintage Pixie Hat  by Bread & With It

8. Rosemary Green Baby Bonnet by Kirsten Holloway Designs

9. Lacy Clover Infant Bonnet  by Cre8tion Crochet

10. Sunshine and Rainbows Bonnet by Katie Cooks and Crafts

And as an added bonus, Olivia’s Sun Hat , the first pattern of my own design that I published here on the blog 😁

Have a happy, sunny, hookin day my friends, and I hope you enjoy this roundup!

~Amanda~

Merry-Go-Baby Hat Pattern Revised (free pattern)

Every once in a while I look through all of my old patterns and think about revising them, making changes so that they are improved, easier to read, easier to make, or just more appealing in general.

The Merry-Go-Baby hat pattern from about two years ago has been a rather popular pattern to readers. But it was only available in one size, and when I wrote the pattern I couldn’t even remember exactly what yarn I had used for it.

With this updated pattern, it’s now available in seven different sizes, all the way from newborn through adult. Also, I changed the instructions slightly. The join at the end/beginning of each round is now less visible (using a ch-1 rather than a ch-2, and making the first st of each round-which is also an increase st- in the same st as the join). With the seam being less visible, it makes the hat a lot cleaner in appearance (and you don’t have to worry about making sure the seam is on the back of the head when it’s being worn!). Plus! There is now a ribbed cuff, using front post and back post stitches.

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Merry-Go-Baby Hat Pattern- Revised

©2018 Amanda Bryant

Materials Used:

For the children’s sized hats (newborn through child):

Bernat Softee Baby Colors light (“3”) weight yarn, 4.2 oz/120 g; Approx. 310 yards/284 meters; 100% acrylic, Color “White Rainbow”

For the adult sized hat:

Bernat Softee Baby light (“3”) weight yarn, 5 oz/140 g; Approx. 362 yards/331 meters; 100% acrylic, Color “White”

Size F/5- 3.75 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- Chain

Sl st- slip stitch

Sc- single crochet

Dc- double crochet

Fpdc- front post double crochet

Bpdc- back post double crochet

Gauge: 5 stitches and 5 rounds= 1 inch

Measurements/Sizing:

0-3 months size- Circumference 13 inches , total hat length 4 ½ inches

3-6 months size- Circumference 14 inches, total hat length 6 inches

6-12 months size- Circumference 16 inches, total hat length 6 ½ inches

12- 24 months size- Circumference 17 inches, total hat length 7 inches

Toddler size- Circumference 18 inches, total hat length 7 ½ inches

Child size- Circumference 19 inches, total hat length 8 inches

Adult size- Circumference 22 inches, total hat length 8 ½ inches

Helpful Hints/Notes:

  • The ch-1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a st. The first st of each round is worked in the same st that the ch-1 was worked in. This helps ensure a less noticeable join/seam.
  • Each hat is worked from the top down in rounds

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1– Make 8 sc in the magic ring, join with a sl st to the top of the first sc (8 sc)

Round 2- Ch 3 (counts as a dc), make a dc in the same st as join, make 2 dc in the next sc and 2 dc in ea of the sc around to the end, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3 (16 dc)

Round 3– Ch 1, Make 2 fpdc in the same dc as join, make 1 fpdc in the next dc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next dc, make 1 fpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (24 fpdc)

Round 4– Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (32 fpdc)

Round 5– Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 3 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 3 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (40 fpdc)

Round 6– Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 4 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 4 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (48 fpdc)

Round 7– Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 5 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 5 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (56 fpdc)

Round 8– Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 6 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 6 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (64 fpdc) ***Stop here for size 0-3 months and proceed to Next Step

Round 9– Ch 1,make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 7 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 7 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (72 fpdc) ***Stop here for size 3-6 months and proceed to Next Step

Round 10- Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 8 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 8 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (80 fpdc) ***Stop here for size 6-12 months and proceed to Next Step

Round 11- Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 9 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 9 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (88 fpdc) ***Stop here for size 12- 24 months and proceed to Next Step

Round 12- Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 10 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 10 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (96 fpdc) ***Stop here for size Toddler and proceed to Next Step

Round 13-  Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 11 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 11 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (104 fpdc) ***Stop here for size Child and proceed to Next Step

Round 14- Ch 1, make 2 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 12 fpdc, *(make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 fjpdc in each of the next 12 fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (112 fpdc) ***This makes the adult size, proceed to the Next Step

Next Step- Ch 1, make 1 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 fpdc in each fpdc around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc (0-3 months= 64 fpdc; 3-6 months= 72 fpdc; 6-12 months= 80 fpdc; 12-24 months= 88 fpdc; Toddler= 96 fpdc; Child 104= fpdc, Adult= 112 fpdc)

Repeat this round until hat measures from crown- 0-3 months (3 ½ inches), 3-6 months (4 ½ inches), 6-12 months (4 ¼ inches), 12-24 months (5 inches), Toddler (5 ½ inches), Child (6 inches), Adult (6 ½ inches)

Begin Ribbed Cuff:

Round 1– Ch 1, make 1 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 bpdc in the next fpdc, *(make 1 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 bpdc in the next fpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc  (0-3 months= 32 fpdc and 32 bpdc; 3-6 months= 36 fpdc and 36 bpdc; 6-12 months= 40 fpdc and 40 bpdc; 12-24 months= 44 fpdc and 44 bpdc; Toddler= 48 fpdc and 48 bpdc; Child= 52 fpdc and 52 bpdc, Adult= 56 fpdc and 56 bpdc)

Round 2– Ch 1, make 1 fpdc in the same fpdc as join, make 1 bpdc in the first bpdc, *(make 1 fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 bpdc in the next bpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning fpdc

Repeat Round 2 until total hat length measures 0-3 months size- 4 ½ inches, 3-6 months size- 6 inches, 6-12 months size- 6 ½ inches, 12- 24 months size- 7 inches, Toddler size- 7 ½ inches, Child size- 8 inches, Adult size- 8 ½ inches

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

In the photo grid below, you can see the different color patterns the “White Rainbow” yarn makes. I like the variety, however, if you are familiar with how to do color pooling (which I am not, yet!) you could plan out your color pattern (or just use a solid color!). I didn’t have enough yarn left myself, but you could also place a pom pom on the top.

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Happy New Year! Top 10 of 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to another year of free patterns and crochet talk!

I wanted to write up this post yesterday, but for various reasons I just didn’t have the time. But today I am free to do what I want to do, and so here I am.

I thought that I would share with you the most clicked on patterns from over the course of 2017 here on Crochet On The Brain. As always, I’m amazed at how many hits this blog gets, and from where in the world these hits come from! There were 11, 269 views from 75 different countries!

I guess I’ll start with the least viewed pattern out of the top 10, and work my way to #1. (Just click on the photos to bring you to the pattern).

#10-

Minty Winter Children's Hats
Minty Winter Children’s Hats

#9-

You Are My Sunshine Infant's Hat
You Are My Sunshine Infant’s Hat

#8-

Merry-Go-Baby Hat
Merry-Go-Baby Hat

#7-

Toddler Hat & Mittens Set
Toddler Hat & Mittens Set

#6-

Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens
Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens

#5-

Textured Washcloth
Textured Washcloth

#4-

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband
Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband

#3-

Winter Baby Hats
Winter Baby Hats

#2-

Sandscapes Scarf
Sandscapes Scarf

and #1-

 

Cluster Love Slouchy
Cluster Love Slouchy

Thanks to each and every one of you who have made Crochet On The Brain the success that it is.  It is “just a hobby” of mine, but having so many wonderful people around the world supporting me in my endeavor gives me the encouragement needed to continue on with it. In this new year, I hope that Crochet On The Brain, as well as myself, continue to grow and evolve, and that you reap much pleasure out of everything I have, and will have, to share with you!

Thank you!!!

Amanda ❤ 🙂

Just another update…

I’m still working on using up my leftover yarn.  Actually, today I am going through all that I have and will be trying to devise a Valentine’s Day related pattern, depending on how much red and pink yarn I find. It seems lately I’ve made a lot of hats, which are useful and have brought a lot of views to my blog. But truth be told, I’m tired of hats, lol.  HOWEVER, here is a hat I made (last week sometime), using the pattern for the You Are My Sunshine Infant Hat. The first photo is using a flash, the second photo, no flash.

The difference between the original hat and this hat, is that I used a 6 mm hook and Bernat Chunky yarn (the color is Plum Mist) for this hat. With both the yarn and the hook being larger than what the original pattern calls for, there were less rounds to make. I followed the pattern up to the end of round 4 (so there were 24 clusters and 24 ch-1 spaces around), and then worked even until the hat was about 5 1/2 inches long, and then followed the instructions for the brim. The hat will fit about a 6-9 month old child. The circumference around is about 18 inches. I am thinking about trying this hat again, but with a larger hook (maybe a 6.5 mm), and seeing if I can recreate the pattern for all the children’s sizes using the chunky yarn. But, like I said, I’m tired of making hats, for now, lol.

So, now I must go and delve into my stash. If you don’t hear from me in a week send out the search party! lol

Happy Hookin’ Y’all!

Amanda