A Baby Bonnet and Blanket Set!

A Baby Bonnet and Blanket Set!
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The latest addition to the Kate Collection is this really sweet baby bonnet and matching blanket set! I have provided the preemie size of the bonnet free below.

An idea that would not leave me alone!

If you read our post about the Kate Wristlet  you will know that the idea for the bonnet came to me while I was making the wristlet and it just would not let me concentrate until I did something with it. For the first time ever I had to stop one design to do this one.

When my daughter was a baby she had a handmade knitted bonnet given to her by my mum that was the inspiration for this one. The texture was different but the colour was the same. And that hat was so cute! I swear it grew with her head. There was a white one with fur trim too that saw out a couple of years. You just can’t beat a lovely hand made hat or bonnet for a baby. In fact, here is my baby girl in that very hat!

You can see why I was inspired!

6 Sizes available:

The pattern for the bonnet is written for 6 sizes! They are:

  • preemie,
  • newborn,
  • 0-3 months,
  • 3-6 months,
  • 6-9 months and
  • 9-12 months

The matching blanket is approximately 30 x 35 inches and the stitch multiple to adjust the size is included in the pattern.

 

 

Pattern links:

The PDF Pattern includes the Bonnet in all sizes from preemie to 1 year and the blanket!

You can find a pdf version of the Kate bonnet and blanket set in my shops:

Skills needed to make the Kate baby bonnet and blanket

In order to make this set you will need to know how to:

  • chain
  • sc
  • hdc
  • fpdc (front post double crochet)
  • BPDC (back post double crochet)

If you are new to crochet but a confident beginner all of the stitches used have links to our YouTube channel videos showing you how to work them. To see how they are put together in this pattern you can watch the Kate Scarf pattern tutorial video also. We have right and left handed versions.

Materials needed:

  • Each hat takes less than 1 skein of DK (#3 weight) yarn
  • For the blanket you will need approximately 600 yardsof DK (#3 weight) yarn
  • 4mm hook
  • Stitch markers to mark first and last stitches (optional)
  • Scissors

 

Gauge:

For the bonnet using a swatch of sc 1’’x 1’’ is 6 sts by 7 rows

 

Pattern notes for the baby bonnet and blanket:

Written in US terms
Chain 1, Ch2 and Ch3 does count as a stitch unless specifically stated.
I have noted how big in diameter your work should measure for the back part of the hat before moving onto the next section. If you are off you can simply add or remove rows until your work measures correctly and this pattern will still work!

 

I am offering the preemie size baby bonnet as a free pattern below for a few reasons – firstly, with so many sizes this post would go on FOREVER. Secondly, and most importantly, preemie babies and charities are something that is close to my heart!  If you have followed the Preemie Crochet Challenge you would have read my story. If you didn’t but would like to read it you can find it here.

Preemie Crochet Challenge 2022

This year, every day in June I have a new pattern featured from a group of wonderful designers. Each pattern is available as a free download for at least 24 hours and is suitable to be donated. You can find the list of patterns from previous events on this year’s round up post if you would like to browse them, by clicking the button below. Some are still free or available free on the designer’s blogs.

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If you would like to get the Kate Bonnet and Blanket pattern as a Free PDF Pattern go to the blog post above, get the coupon code and come back her to click the button below!

Preemie Size Baby Bonnet Pattern

Round 1 – In a MR ch1 and make 5sc. Ss to join (6)

Round 2 – Ch1, 1sc in the same st, 2sc in each remaining st. (12)

Round 3 – Ch1, sc in the same st, sc in next 2sts,*2sc in next st, sc in next2sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (18)

Round 4 – Ch1, sc in the next st,*2sc in the next st, sc in the next 2sts* Rep from *to* around. Ss to join (24)

Round 5 – Ch1, sc in the next st, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next 3sts* Rep from *to* around. Ss to join (30)

Round 6 – Ch1, sc in the next st, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next 4sts* Rep from *to* around. Ss to join (36)

Round 7 – Ch1, sc in the next st,*2sc in the next st, sc in the next 5sts* Rep from *to* around. Ss to join (42)

Round 8 – Ch1, sc in the next st,*2sc in the next st, sc in the next 6sts* Rep from*to* around. Ss to join (48)

Round 9 – Ch1, sc in the next st,*2sc in the next st, sc in the next 7sts* Rep from*to* around. Ss to join (54)

Round 10 – Ch1, sc in the next st, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next 8sts* Rep from *to* around. Ss to join (60)

 

 

Round 11 – Ch1, sc in the next st, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next 9sts* Rep from*to* around. Ss to join (66)

Round 12 – Ch1, sc in the next st, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next 10sts* Rep from*to* around. Ss to join (72)

Your work now measures 4”

Round 13 – Ch1, sc BLO around. SS to join.
Round 14 – Ch2, hdc in each stitch around until you reach the final st, 2hdc in last st. Do not join!

We will now start to work in rows.

Row 1 – Turn, ch3, *sk2, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st, sk2, bpdc in next st * Rep from * to * until you have 3 sts left (you will have just worked the last [2dc,ch1, 2dc] of the row), dc in the last st.

Row 2 – Turn, ch3, *sk2, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st, sk2, fpdc in next st * Rep from * to * until you have 3 sts left (you will have just worked the last [2dc,ch1, 2dc] of the row), dc in the last st.

Rows 3 – 6 – Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more

 

 

Edging:

Row 1 – Turn, ch1, sc in each dc and ch1 sp around making sure in each fpdc or bpdc from the previous row to work a hdc.

Row 2 – Turn, ch1, sc in each st around. Do not FO.
At the end of row 2 ch1 and turn your work. Sc evenly along the neck opening.

Row 3 – Turn, ch1, sc in each stitch along to the end.

FO and weave in ends

 

Straps (make 2):

Ch 36 (or whatever you think will be appropriate), sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (35).
Fasten to either side of the neck opening.
Weave in ends

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