Samira – Apricot Baby Bonnet – Free pattern

I made this bonnet for a very good friend of mine who’s little girl was born 2 days ago on the 4th of July. I couldn’t find a pattern that was quite right so I made one up.


Hook: 3.5mm

Yarn: DK / 8 ply


Hook: 4.5mm

Yarn: Worsted / 10 ply


ch: chain

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

Beginning puff stitch: ch2. *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches* Repeat once more. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Puff stitch: *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches* Repeat twice more. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

R1: 12 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.

R2: Beginning puff st (see above). ch 2.  *puff st in next sc. ch 2* repeat 10 times. Join with a sl st to 2nd ch at beginning (12 puff sts formed)

R3: ch 1. 1 sc in top of each cluster. 2 sc in each 2 ch space. Join with a sl st to beginning ch.

R4: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch ) dc in same space. *skip next 2 sc. dc, ch2, dc in same sc* repeat all the way around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of begging ch.

R5: ch 3. 4 dc in each 2 ch space. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch.

R6: Ch 3. Dc in each of the next 36 sts. Leave remaining 11 sts. TURN.

R7: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch) dc into same st. *skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next dc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end.  TURN

R8: ch 3, 2 dc in 2ch space. *skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc (middle of shell from previous row). Skip next 2dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space* repeat until you get to the last 2 ch space. 3 dc in last 2 ch space. TURN

R9: ch 4, dc in same space. *skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end. TURN.

*If you wish, repeat previous two rows for a deeper bonnet – so that the edge comes further towards the forehead.

R10: ch 3, 2 dc in 2 ch space. *skip 2 dc. Sc in next dc. Skip 2 dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space* repeat until you get to last 2 ch space. 3 dc in last 2 ch space.  Ch 50 (or desired length) for ties. TURN.

R11: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining chs. sc evenly across bottom of bonnet. Ch 50 when you get to the opposite corner. TURN.

R12: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining chs. Sc in each sc made in R10 across the bottom of the bonnet.

Cast off. Weave in ends.

Newborn size with 2 extra rows:

If you have photos you’d wish to share of anything you’ve created using one or more of my patterns I’d LOVE to see them!

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  1. I saw this on Ravelry and immediately added it to my queue! It^s so cute. I’ll try to make it with a smaller yarn/hook and see how it works out. Thanks for the free pattern 🙂

  2. So lovely! May I have permission to sell items from this pattern? I will share this link when posting items for sale. Thank you!

  3. Stunning! I came across this pattern by accident today and my jaw dropped. I just realized that I also made the other bonnet you have posted. I would also like to ask your blessing to sell this bonnet with credit to you for the design.

        1. No worries. It was ‘Moda Vera Bamboo Cotton’. I purchased it from Spotlight but if you don’t live in Australia I’m not sure where you would get it from. It’s Lovely soft yarn and a dream to work with. I stumbled upon them on sale for $1 each and I bought the entire lot!

  4. Could you give finished measurements or a gague for this? I tend to crochet pretty tight so I want to make sure I’m on the right track before I start. Thanks!

  5. I also crochet really tight. I am using worsted weight yarn (Lion brand pound of love) and a metal hook in size I (5.5 mm) to make a bonnet for 0-3 month size. (I tend to crochet looser when I use a plastic hook, I think the yarn doesn’t slide across it as easily so I don’t hold the thread as tight…)

  6. Help! When it says “ch 2 in next sc” in Round 2, what does that mean? How do you chain in a sc? I’d consider myself an average crocheter but cannot figure this out even looking at the pictures. I’d love to make this for my daughter’s blessing next week but can’t get it.

  7. Hi beautiful bonnet.can you help in round 3 I’m stuck do you mean on where to do sc and is the ch 1 left empty or do I do 2 sc in the ch 1 and ch2 and is the st just in front of cluster classed as top of cluster stitch.sorry please help I’m new to crochet.is a 4mm hook ok for a 3mnth old baby? Thanx nicola

  8. The most beautiful hat I have EVER made!! I was searching for a pattern after dinner but come across yours instead, couldnt wait to start and 2 hours later, i have completed the stunning bonnet! I am following your blog now as your work is beautiful!! Thankyou so much for sharing your gorgeous work. Congrats on the pregnancy also!

  9. GORGEOUS. Thank you a million times for sharing! Now I’m just hoping my sis is having a girl….or I just might have to make one to have on hand for a gift!!! 🙂

  10. Question, in “R5”, does the first ‘chain 3’ count as one of the 4 DC? In other words, would I start this round by chaining 3, then 3 DC, then 4 the rest of the round? thank you in advance 🙂

  11. Hi….me again lol! In R5,I will end up having 10 groups of “4 dc in each ch 2 space”. Is that correct counting? Hoping I havent added or taken stitches away

  12. Hi, just wondered if anyone could help? Have gone to do round 6 twice now but I only have 40 sc so can’t sc in first 36 then leave 11. Have unpicked back to round 3 and definitely have 12 puff stitches but can’t seem to increase enough on round 4, only have 10 2 ch spaces but think I should have 12? Any help much appreciated! xx

  13. Figured it out! There’s a mistake in the pattern. The portion to repeat in R4 should read, “*skip next 2 sc. dc, ch2, dc in SAME sc* (making a V stitch). It currently says in NEXT sc, which doesn’t make a V and messes up the stitch count. If you do the two double crochets coming out of the SAME stitch (with two chains inbetween) you’ll have the 36+11 needed for R6.

  14. Can anyone tell me the number of stitches in each rnd? I see the 12 puffs in the beginning, then after that there are none! Thanks! 🙂

  15. This is my favorite baby bonnet! Want to double check that it s okay ffor me to sell the hats I’ve made with your pattern online if I link back to your page – I usually create my own, but this pattern is so fantastic – and this fit is amazing.

  16. Just completed one and added it to the Flickr group. Thanks so much for the lovely pattern!
    I thought I’d mention that you might want to clarify in round 5 that after you do the first chain3, to only do 3 dc in the first ch2 space since the chain 3 counts as your first dc – then move on to doing 4 dc in each ch2 space. 🙂

  17. Just uploaded my finished bonnet to the Flickr group! Thank you for sharing this darling pattern!

    I did want to comment that you might want to clarify that in round 5, you only do 3 DC in the first ch 2 space because your ch 3 counts as your first DC – then you continue on to do 4 DC in each following ch 2 space. 🙂

  18. Thanks so much for this pattern 🙂 It’s realy beautifull and easy to make. Hope I can sell this bonnet with a credit to your link 🙂

  19. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I made a very beautiful bonnet using it; and it’s the first hat I’ve ever made for our baby. Thank you very much; lotta loves from Istanbul 🙂

  20. I love this pattern, I just made it in a bout an hour and it turned out beautifully! May I have permission to sell a few online? I would post the link back to your pattern.

  21. I’ve seen this beautiful bonnet on Pinterest forever, I would love to make this for my toddler. Any tips for 18-24 month size?

  22. So glad I found this pattern. Hubby and I will be doing a newborn shoot and I wanted a classic looking bonnet for it… this fills the bill. Thanks for providing something pretty!

  23. What a beautiful pattern, I made this for a friend of mine for her newborn and she loved it! Would you allow me to sell items from this pattern if I share your link?

  24. Love this pattern! Made one for my 4 month old daughter and it’s lovely. I want to make one for my 2 year old niece. Any suggestions on how to adjust the pattern? Thanks!

  25. I just love this bonnet, I want to make it for two of my grandchildren, but I’m not good at all when it comes to reading a pattern. I read in a earlier post, someone asked you if you had a video, (I’m more of a visual person). Did you get a camera yet? Did you make a video?

  26. Hi there! I am wanting to make the 6 month old bonnet, but I don’t see where you differentiate the two. But you list the two. Am I missing it? thank you so much!

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