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Lace Knit Newborn Baby Bonnet Pattern

newborn baby lace knit bonnet pattern

newborn baby lace knit bonnet pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Knitting needles in size US 2.5/ UK 11 (3 mm) for the main part, US 4 (3.5 mm) for the hat’s cast on.

<> Baby Show (Sport) – 60% rayon, 30% wool, 10% cashmere goat.

<> Weight Category – 2. Quantity – less than 1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 145-160 m (160-175 yards) per 50 grams skein.

<> Stitch markers, Crochet hook 3 mm

Lace knit baby bonnet size: 

Size: Newborn-3 months

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

 

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

pm – place marker

k2tog – knit two together

k3tog – knit three together: slip the first stitch knitwise, knit next two stitches together, and pass the slipped stitch over just the knitted one.

yo – yarn over

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

LHN – left-hand needle

RHN – right-hand needle

lace knit newborn baby bonnet, frontal view, orange yarn
Newborn baby lace knit bonnet pattern:

Cast on

Using 3.5 mm knitting needles cast on 72 stitches or any other number multiple of 5 plus 2 selvage stitches.

Knitting the body of baby bonnet:

Switch to 3 mm knitting needles.

Row 1-7: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of the row, sel s, turn. (about 2.5-3 cm/1 inch)

Row 8: sel s, k5, *p1, k3, p1 – repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, k5, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, k5, *k1, p3, k1 – repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, k5, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, k5, *p1, yo, k3tog, yo, p1 – repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, k5, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, k5, *k1, p3, k1 – repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, k5, sel s. Knit yo stitch through the front loop.

Repeat Rows 8-11 six more times or until hat reaches 11 cm/ 4.5 in from the ribbing.

Before we start shaping a crown, we need to decrease two stitches, to get the final number of stitches multiple of 10.

Next Row: sel s, k3, k2tog, knit all other stitches to the last stitch. Knit the last and the first stitch together, thus joining hat in round. (70 sts)

Shaping the crown of baby bonnet:

Place a stitch marker. Switch to DPN if needed. Knit all stitches around (70 sts)

Round 1: *k8, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (63 sts)

Round 2: Knit all stitches (63 sts)

Round 3: *k7, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (56 sts)

Round 4: Knit all stitches (56 sts)

Round 5: *k6, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (49 sts)

Round 6: Knit all stitches (49 sts)

Round 7: *k5, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (42 sts)

Round 8: Knit all stitches (42 sts)

Round 9: *k4, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (35 sts)

Round 10: Knit all stitches (35 sts)

Round 11: *k3, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (28 sts)

Round 12: Knit all stitches (28 sts)

Round 13: *k2, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (21 sts)

Round 14: Knit all stitches (21 sts)

Round 15: *k1, k2tog – repeat from * till the end (14 sts)

Round 16: [k2tog] – around (7 sts)

Cut the yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure.

shaped crown of the lace knit baby bonnet, top view

Adding the ties to baby bonnet

Attach new tail to the first corner, then using hook, ch 40 or until tie reaches 20 cm /8 in.  Slip stitch into the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Repeat for the second tie.

If you do not know how to work with a hook, you may add an i-cord for the ties.

Weave in all ends.

lace knit baby bonnet with ties, side view of the flat hat

 

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4 comments

Josephine F Tankersley 8th July 2023 at 11:45

Do you have any free newborn baby patterns? I am making some things for my great nieces baby that is to be born in August. Please let me know , I’m in a jam cause I don’t have anything for newborns. THANKS SO MUCH

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Ann 18th July 2023 at 21:53

Hi Josephine. I have lots of patterns for babies. Please check this link https://crazyhands.net/knitting/patterns/baby/

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Josephine F Tankersley 8th July 2023 at 11:47

If possible I really need some newborn patterns that is knitted flat. I just can’t get the hang of using a circular needle

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Ann 18th July 2023 at 21:53

Hi Josephine. I have lots of patterns for babies. Please check this link https://crazyhands.net/knitting/patterns/baby/

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