I Love Spring

Oh how I love spring! It is like a promise that the cold, dark winter will soon be over. Little tulip buds are pushing their way up to show their green leaves to the sun that is starting to get a bit warmer. And the daylight savings time change gives us more daylight. Yay!!

What better way to celebrate spring’s gradual awakening, than crocheting a sweet bonnet for your little one? Do just that, by crocheting this delicate, lace like pattern.

Putting a bonnet on your sweet, little girl just brings out their sweet baby face. It makes their cheeks so smooch worthy! Obviously, I adore bonnets!

A bonnet would make a great homemade gift for a spring baby girl. It would also be the perfect addition to an Easter outfit. She will look so darling in those pictures that will be looked back upon in the years to come.

Great for beginners

This pattern is a good one for beginners, who want to take on a little more technique. It has basic stitches put together just a little more complex. Yet, it doesn’t take long to finish the project.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did. I had lots of fun creating it for you!

Spring Bonnet

  • Crochet hook F-3.75
  • Sport yarn #2
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle
  • Ruler or measuring tape if you’d like to measure finished project

Crochet stitches and their terms:

  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Sh = shell stitch
  • Tr = treble/triple crochet
  • St = stitch

Notes: While working the circle in rows 1-8, we will not be turning our work. After each slst to join your rows, you will chain 2 and continue on around.

Each row that starts with chain 2 is not counted as a stitch

Shell stitch consist of 5 triple crochet into one stitch

Bonnet Pattern

Pattern for size 3 months, 5.5 inches by 6 inches 

Start with ch 5. Join your last ch to your first ch to make a circle

Row 1: Sc 8 into circle. Slst into first sc

Row 2 : ch 2, 2 dc in each sc around, join with slst in first dc. (16)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, *(2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc) *repeat around, Slst into top of ch 2 (24)

Row 4: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) *repeat around, slst into top of ch 2 (32)

Row 5: ch 2, dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) * repeat around, slst into top of ch 2. (40)

Row 6: ch 2, dc 2 into first dc, dc in next 4 dc, *(2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) *repeat around, slst into top of ch2. (48)

Row 7: ch 2, dc 2 in first dc, dc in next 5 dc, *( 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc) * repeat around, slst into top of ch 2. (56)

Row 8: ch 2, dc 2 into first dc, dc in next 6 dc, *( 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc) * repeat around, slst into top of ch 2. (64)

Row 9: slst into first dc from last row, sk 2 st, *(sh into next st, sk 2 st, slst into next stitch, sk 2 st) repeat * 8 times. End with slst after your last sk 2, turn(9 sh, 10 slst)

You will now be turning your work after each row of shell stitches you have created.

Row 10: ch3, sh st into top of last sh in previous row, tr into slst between the 2 sh from previous row. *(sh into top of next sh st, tr into sl) *repeat 8 times, turn(9sh, 9tr, 1 ch3)

Row 11: ch3, *( sh into top of last sh in previous row, tr into tr) repeat * 9 times, turn(9 sh, 9 tr, 1 ch3)

Row 12-13: repeat row 11

Ties:

Without fastening off we will start the ties. 

Start with ch 46, turn and sc back up tie. End the tie with a sc around last tr made.

Sc evenly along the bottom of the bonnet. I single crocheted 3 around each triple crochet and one sc into tops of dc from the circle I created where the neck will be.

When you have reached the opposite end of the bonnet (making only 2 sc in the last ch 3 stitch) you will start your next tie the exact same way as you made the first one. End with a sc, fasten off and weave in ends using your yarn needle.