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Pixie Bonnet FREE crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

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 Pixie Bonnet

By Katy Petersen

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Materials

H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
Scissors

Shop worsted weight yarns from Annie’s HERE or Crafsty HERE.

For babies, I suggest an acrylic yarn or a cotton blend. Some babies (especially newborns) may have wool allergies.

Abbreviations

St = stitch
Ss = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
RS = right side

Gauge

Worked in sc, dc pattern
9 sts by 8 rows = approx. 3” square
*Save time and check your gauge!

Sizes

Measurements are finished sizes when the bonnet is lying flat (length x width).
Newborn (5.5” x 5”), 3-6 months (6” x 5.5”) and 6-12 months (7” x 6.5”)

Notes

• Read all instructions before beginning.
• Read row 1 very carefully. You will begin your bonnet by working in the
foundation then continuing on the opposite side of the foundation ch. You
will then turn and work back and forth in a U shape around the beginning
chs.
• The bonnet is constructed as one piece with no sewing needed. The
foundation chs will become the back of the bonnet. The last row will
become the face and the slip stitches down the side will be the bottom.
• The turning ch does not count as a st.
• The last row for every hat will be the right side (RS) of the bonnet.
• Once you finish the bonnet you will follow the braided ties tutorial.
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Instructions

Newborn
Ch 17
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, * sc, dc; repeat from * across, do NOT turn,
*You will now continue to work down the opposite side of the foundation ch.
Sc in the same st, dc, * sc, dc across. Ch 1, turn (32).
Row 2 – * Sc, dc; repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn (32)
Row 3-12 – Repeat row 2 (32)
Row 13 (RS) – Sc in each st across. Do not turn, do not fasten off. (32)
You will now make a left turn and work down the left side of your work (this will
become the bottom of the bonnet). Ch 1, ss in the end of every row to the other
side of the bonnet (this does not have to be exact but make sure your sts are
straight and evenly spaced, I had 36 sts). Join to the first st of row 13. Fasten off,
weave in ends. Your bonnet will now look like fig. 1. Proceed to braided ties
tutorial.

3-6 months

Ch 19
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, * sc, dc; repeat from * across, do NOT turn,
*You will now continue to work down the opposite side of the foundation ch.
Sc in the same st, dc, * sc, dc across. Ch 1, turn(36).
Row 2 – * Sc, dc; repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn (36)
Row 3-14 – Repeat row 2 (36)
Row 15 (RS) – Sc in each st across. Do not turn, do not fasten off. (36)
You will now make a left turn and work down the left side of your work (this will
become the bottom of the bonnet). Ch 1, ss in the end of every row to the other
side of the bonnet (this does not have to be exact but make sure your sts are
straight and evenly spaced, I had 42 sts). Join to the first st of row 15. Fasten off,
weave in ends. Your bonnet will now look like fig. 1. Proceed to braided ties
tutorial.
Patternworks
6-12 months
Ch 22
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, * sc, dc; repeat from * across, do NOT turn,
*You will now continue to work down the opposite side of the foundation ch.
Sc in the same st, dc, * sc, dc across. Ch 1, turn (42).
Row 2 –* Sc, dc; repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn (42)
Row 3-16 – Repeat row 2 (42)
Row 17 (RS) – Sc in each st across. Do not turn, do not fasten off. (42)
You will now make a left turn and work down the left side of your work (this will
become the bottom of the bonnet). Ch 1, ss in the end of every row to the other
side of the bonnet (this does not have to be exact but make sure your sts are
straight and evenly spaced, I had 49 sts). Join to the first st of row 17. Fasten off,
weave in ends. Your bonnet will now look like fig. 1. Proceed to braided ties
tutorial.

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Braided Ties Tutorial

Step 1 – Measure out 3 pieces of yarn approx. 1 yard long (you will have excess
yarn). Fold the yarn in half. See fig. 2
Step 2 – Take your crochet hook. Find the bottom corner of your bonnet (where
the baby’s chin will be). Insert the hook up through the corner (inside to outside).
Exact placement is not important; make sure it’s about 1 st in. Loop the 3 pieces
of yarn around the shaft of the hook. See fig. 3

Step 3 – Pull the hook down, drawing the 3 pieces of yarn through the corner of

the bonnet. Pull the loop down so hanging down about 2-3 inches (enough room
to get your fingers in). See fig. 4

 

Step 4 – Take your fingers, insert them in the loop you created and pull the other
end of the yarn through the loop (see fig. 5). Tighten this up.

Step 5 – Divide the yarn that is hanging in to three sections (2 pieces of yarn
each) and braid them until it is the length you like.
Step 6 – Tie a tight knot and trim the ends of the yarn so they are even. See fig.6

Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side. Make sure both sides are the same length.

 

19 thoughts on “Pixie Bonnet FREE crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I was looking for a simple and cute bonnet for my coming soon baby boy and happy I found yours. I think I will make plenty of hats based on your pattern 🙂

    1. You’re welcome!

  2. Ok I’ve tried to make this pattern twice now and what i get looks like a coaster i dont know what i am doing wrong but im lost

    1. Be sure to complete row 1. Do you have the number of sts the pattern says? If you only have half chances are you did not complete the other half of the row on the opposite side of the ch.

      1. I did it exactly how its writen and every time all i get is a small rectangle my mom who is a seasoned crocheter is reworking it for me

        1. How many stitches do you get after row 1?

  3. I got 19 stitches on the second row and so on but the first row was 36 stitches

    1. So on the second row you didn’t work into all the stitches?

      1. Was i supposed to go in a circle because im confused

        1. No circle. They are rows. But you continue working around the opposite side of the ch. Your last st of row 1 will be in the opposite side of the ch of the 1st st you worked. So you are working in a U shape around the foundation ch.
          Like this but you wont join at the end of the row
          http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-on-opposite-side-of-chain/

          1. Thank you i will see if i can figure it out

  4. I was wondering am i supposed to work the single crochet and double crochet in the same stitch i just want to make sure that i am doing the pattern correctly

    1. No, they go in seperately sts. Basically you SC in a dc and dc in a sc. Thanks!

  5. After starting row 2, does a single crochet go into a double crochet stitch and double go into single? Are the single crochet and double crochets supposed to match up? Or be opposite each other?

    1. Hi Corina,
      No, they should not match up. Every sc will go into a dc and every dc will go in a sc 🙂
      Katy

      1. Thank you!

  6. What would approximate measurements be for a newborn one. I’m having trouble counting these tiny rows 🙂

  7. How many sc, DC are on the 1st row? It starts chain 22 , but at the end you write (42) instead of (44). Do you end on 21 stitches (ending with a sc) turn and contnue?

    1. Hi Josie,
      Because you start on the second chain you’re only working into 21 of the chains not all 22 🙂

      Katy

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