Make a sweet baby bonnet, with this free newborn prop pattern.
The bonnet will be suitable for any newborn photography sessions you have planned.
A Basic Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are basic beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knit and purl stitches.
The hat is knit in one piece and then seamed to create the shape.
Two chin ties are then stitched in the lower corners of the hat.
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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Baby Bonnet Pattern
Skill Level – Basic
Size >> To fit a newborn.
The bonnet knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
The Supplies You Need
- Yarn: 1 x 50g mohair yarn (I used Rowan Kid Classic in feather 828)
- Any medium weight yarn/DK yarn
- Yarn weight guide
- Knitting Needles: 5.5mm (US 9)
- Sewing needle
- Tape Measure
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- K = Knit
- P = Purl
- St = stitch
- RS = Right side
- WS = Wrong side
- Rep = Repeat
- Ribbing: Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches to the end of the row.
- Stocking stitch= one row knit, one-row purl
- K2tog = knit two stitches together
- Ch= chain (for the crochet ties)
- Using 5.5mm knitting needles and your yarn, cast on 40 stitches
- Knit 10 rows (K2, P2) ribbing.
- Then knit in stocking stitch (one row knit, one-row purl) until your bonnet measures 11cm (4.5 inches) from the cast-on edge, ending with a purl (wrong side) row.
- The bonnet will be approx 30cm wide (11 ½ inches)
- Decrease as follows:
- Row 1: (knit 1, k2tog) to the end of the row, K1 (27 stitches)
- Row 2: Purl
- Row 3: (k2tog) repeat across the row, to the last stitch, K1 (14 stitches)
- Row 4: Purl
- Cut a long “tail” of yarn. Thread all the remaining stitches onto the “tail”, and pull tight.
- Fold the bonnet in half, with the right sides facing and stitch down the seam for approx 4cm (11 ½ inches)
- Sew in any loose threads.
Chin Ties >
Make the chin ties by measuring out 6 lengths of matching yarn.
Make sure each length is around 60 cms long and stitch 3 lengths to each side of the bonnet.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo