Vintage Baby Flower Bonnet

free crochet pattern

I adapted this pattern from one I found in a vintage book. I considered selling it on ETSY but I’ve been crocheting for 2 years now and everything I’ve learnt I’ve done so through free tutorials and patterns. So I thought I’d give something back. Excuse the colours in some of these photographs, I used 35mm Lomo film.

free crochet pattern

Hook size: 2mm

Age: Approx 6-12 months (my models a bit older but she has a tiny head)

Yarn: 4ply


SC: Single crochet

DC: Double crochet

HDC: Half double crochet

St(s): Stitch(s)

Ch: Chain

Sl st: Slip stitich

SIDE PANEL (make 2)

9ch. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a circle.

R1: 2ch to count as first SC. Work 15 SC into circle. Join with a sl st to 2nd of first 2ch.

R2: 7ch to count as first DC and 4ch sp. *Miss 1 SC, 1 DC into next SC, 4ch*  repeat  6 more times. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 7ch.

(8 DC and 8 sp)

R3: Work (1SC, 7DC, 1SC) in each 4ch loop to end. Join with a sl st to first SC.

R4: *6ch, keeping 6ch at back of work make 1SC between petals* Repeat 7 more times. Work last SC into first ch.

R5: Work (1SC, 9DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.

R6: Same as R4

R7: Word (1SC, 13DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.

Cast of.

Join yarn for leaves to center of one petal.

R8: 1SC into same place as join. *(7ch, work 1 DC into second ch from hook and  next 5ch, 1SC into same place as last SC) twice, 7ch, 1DC into center of next petal* repeat 7 more times. Join with a sl st to first SC.

Cast of.

Join year for main body of bonnet to top of first leaf of a group of 2.

R9: 1SC into same place as join. *6ch, 1SC into top of next leaf, 4ch, 1SC into to of next leaf* repeat to end. Join with a sl st to first SC. (96sts)

R10: 3ch (counts as first DC). Work 1DC in each SC to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (112 sts)

R11: 3ch (counts as first DC).  Work 1 DC into next 6DC, 2DC in next DC.  *1 DC into next 7DC, 2DC in next DC* Repeat to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (126 sts)

Cast off.



R1: 1DC into 3rd ch from hook. 1DC into each ch to end.

R2: 3ch (counts as first DC). 1 DC into each DC to end. Turn.

R3 – R34: Repeat R2.

Cast off.

Join center panel to side panels along 5 petal groups, leaving other 3 groups free.


Attach yarn to edge of bonnet. 3ch  sl st into 3rd ch from hook. Sl st into next 3 stitches. Repeat all the way around the edge of bonnet. Join with a sl st. Cast off.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

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  1. What size yarn/string did you use for this pattern. It’s truly lovely. I’d love to make it…but, maybe I’m missing where is says this info! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi there! I didn’t write that info because I had no idea but some one else asked me the same question today so i did a bit of digging around to find a label. From what I can see on the label it’s 4ply cotton. I hope this helps! I usually ignore yarn types/sizes because I have no idea what it means. I just pick it out because I like the colour and it looks approximately the right size. I should really learn more about it though.

  2. It’s most likely the type of cotton used to make doilies if you are using a 2mm hook, usually it will say #10 or #20 something like that, the larger the number, the smaller the gauge. Very cute thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m not sure but it said it was for a 3mm hook and in my naivety I thought “she’ll be right” and went ahead and used it anyway. It turned out well though. You could use a 3mm hook to make one of these for a toddler.

  3. Found you on Pinterest because this bonnet it TO.DiE.FOR and I couldn’t believe it was a FREE pattern. Well, I am so, so, SO glad you were so, so, so KIND to share it for free! Thank you!

    Now I have an amazing free pattern, a new project I am excited to start and a cool new crochet blog in my reader! 😉

  4. I have a family member having a baby girl in a few months and would love to make this in a newborn size, any tips? It’s stunning!

    1. To be honest with you I’ve forgotten, I just made it up as I went along. But there are a lot of free 1920’s hat patterns with similar ties. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help 🙁

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