Bonnets are important accessories that shield babies from bad weather and other hazards. Not only are these hats useful, but they are also cute! If you are looking for the perfect gift idea for a baby, check out our list of knitted baby bonnet patterns,
25 Knitted Bonnets for Babies
Below are 25 of the sweetest knitted baby bonnet patterns. We have included a wide variety of designs suitable for beginners as well as advanced knitters.
1. Newborn Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by CreamoftheProp
Make this beautiful baby bonnet for the next baby shower you are invited to. The bonnet has a stunning and gorgeous texture.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. There are some specialty stitches that can be difficult for beginners to complete. The baby bonnet is knit on straight needles using fingering weight yarn.
2. BIBI Knitted Bonnets for Babies by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days
Use this free knitted baby bonnet pattern to create an adorable little hat. You can either add a tie or a chin strap.
The pattern includes 2 sizes: 0-3 months and 3-6 months. The hat is knit on 4 mm knitting needles with DK yarn.
3. Baby Bonnet Knitting Patterns by Sophiaknits87
This baby bonnet has a vintage country feel. It has a lot of texture and a scalloped brim.
The baby bonnet is knitted back and forth from the forehead towards the back. The back is knitted with short rows. An i-cord is knitted along the bottom edge of the bonnet. Included are sizes newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 1-3 years.
4. Bobbles Baby Bonnet Knit Pattern by MotherOfPurlPatterns
A cluster of bobbles around the brim makes this a unique and beautiful knitted baby bonnet. The cute bonnet is knitted flat using soft Sirdar Snuggly baby yarn.
Instructions are given for two sizes: 0-3 months and 3-9 months. The wonderful bobble pattern is made by increasing and decreasing stitches. This pattern is for intermediate to advanced level knitters.
5. Ivory Knitted Baby Bonnet and Booties Pattern by agasalhosbugalhos
This pattern includes both a baby bonnet and booties. It is a super cute set that is ideal for both girls and boys.
The beautiful set is knitted flat. The shaping is created by working decreases
back and forth. The booties are sewed at the back and the sole seam. Available sizes include 0-1 months, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months.
6. FLO Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by BorisandStasha
The combination of super soft merino and squishy garter stitch make this a super comfortable knitted baby bonnet.
The FLO bonnet is worked flat from front to back. Then joined at the back using the three-needle bind off technique. Once the hat is done, an i-cord is attached to create stretchy ties.
7. Bobble Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by agasalhosbugalhos
This is a delightful, knitted baby bonnet pattern that suits both boys and girls. The pattern includes two versions: one knitted flat and the other is knitted in the round. An advanced beginner can complete this bonnet.
Included are step-by-step instructions with photos. Sizes are colour coded. The sizes included are 0-1 months, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months.
8. Boa Free Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by Yu Shan
“Boa” is a Japanese word that translates to hat. This feminine free baby bonnet knitting pattern is first knit back and forth. Then the decreases are knit in the round. I-cord straps are added on to finish the bonnet.
The pattern includes 4 sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, and 2-5 years. The bonnet is knit on 4.5 mm (US 7) double pointed needles and 40 cm (16”) circular needles.
9. Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by LoveFibres
Here is an easy baby bonnet knitting pattern with a modern twist on a timeless design. This pattern can be used for a boy or a girl.
The pattern includes 5 sizes from birth to 5 years old. There is a detailed photo tutorial for the bubble design included in the pattern. You will need to know knit, purl, decrease and pick up stitches around the neck edge.
10. Mossy Pixie Knitted Bonnets for Babies by agasalhosbugalhos
The Mossy Pixie Bonnet knitting pattern is a lovely hat suitable for both boys and girls. It is suitable for an advanced beginner.
With this PDF pattern, you will be able to knit a pixie bonnet in sizes 0-1 months, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. It is knitted in one flat piece. The knitting techniques used include knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, and picking up stitches.
11. Mini-dot Pixie Bonnet Pattern by brittstitchhandmade
The Mini-dot pixie bonnet features braided ties and a ribbed edge. You can also a pom pom if you desire. The mini-dot bobble adds a subtle texture to the bonnet.
To make the knitted baby bonnet you will need to know how to knit, purl, knit in the back of a stitch, pick up stitches, decrease stitches, and three-needle bind off.
12. CARIS Baby Toddler Bonnet Knitting Pattern by BorisandStasha
This knitted baby bonnet has a striking lace brim and a classic shape. This piece knits up very quickly, making it a perfect pattern for a last-minute, handmade gift.
Included in the pattern are sizes 0-4 months, 4-9 months, 9-18 months, and older toddler. To make the bonnet, you will need DK/heavy DK weight yarn, 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 4 mm (US 6) double pointed needles, an embroidery needle, and stitch markers.
13. A Wee Newborn Fairy Bonnet Pattern by The Handmade Dress
Here is a simple free baby bonnet knitting pattern. The bonnet is knit flat and seamed up the back using the thread tail.
To complete this bonnet you will either have to crochet the ties and flower or use an i-cord with a knit flower.
14. Knit Bearissimo Bonnet with Ears Pattern by BoknitoDesigns
Are you looking for a fun and whimsical baby bonnet? This cute hat has 2 little bear ears.
This is an easy to intermediate level knitting pattern. Included are 0-3 months, 3-8 months, 8-18 months, and 1.5-3 years.
15. Spring Blossoms Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by agasalhosbugalhos
The Spring Blossoms Knitted Baby Bonnet would make a great baby shower gift for a little girl. It features a beautiful lace stitch pattern that creates a versatile and timeless piece. The bonnet has two i-cords that end with a delicate knitted leaf.
This bonnet is knitted flat, starting at the front edge. Included are step-by-step instructions with lots of photos. The pattern is available in sizes 0-1 months, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and 12-24 months.
16. Knitting Pattern for Simple Baby Bonnet by BuzybeeKnits
Make this knitted bonnets for babies for the next baby shower you are invited to. It is a simple pattern that works up quickly using the garter stitch. It has a modern, yet timeless design that will keep a baby cosy on chilly days.
The bonnet is knit in DK yarn on 3.25 mm and 4 mm needles. Included are sizes newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.
17. Lace Knitted Baby Bonnet Free Pattern by Melly Mews
Are you looking for a knitted baby bonnet for a wedding, church service, or formal event? This bonnet is lovely and feminine.
The free baby bonnet knitting pattern calls for US 6 knitting needles and Paton Silk Bamboo Yarn.
18. Easy Lace Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by knittingtimesdesign
Here is a cute knitted baby bonnet with a beautiful lace border. The scalloped edge of the bonnet would look so sweet around a baby’s face.
The bonnet is designed to fit from birth to approximately 4 months. You can use any double knitting yarn along with a pair of 4 mm straight needles.
19. Savannah Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by LoveFibres
The knitted baby bonnet has a simple lace pattern and a delicate picot edge brim. The looks impressive and is easy to knit.
The pattern includes 5 sizes from newborn to 5 years. Instructions are given for both knitting the hat flat or partly in the round. You will need light worsted weight yarn, 3.25 mm (US 3) knitting needles, and 4 mm (US 6) needles.
20. Newborn Knit Bonnet Pattern by lilybphotosprops
Are you looking for a cute bonnet for a newborn baby photo shoot? This knitted baby bonnet was created with the photographer and prop vendor in mind.
The bonnet is designed to fit a 5 to 8 lb newborn. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that is knit flat, then seamed. You will need to know knit, purl, yarn over, and knitting two stitches together.
21. Baby Bonnet in Plymouth Yarn Cashmere De Cotone
Any little girl would look absolutely adorable wearing this knitted baby bonnet. The bonnet features a cute little brim and ties under the neck.
This is a beginner level knitting pattern. The pattern is for age newborn to 24 months. You will need 3.25 mm (US 3) single point needles, 4.00 mm (US 6) single point knitting needles, and worsted yarn.
22. The Scarlett May Baby Bonnet Knit Pattern by JessicaPazCreates
If you are looking for a super cute and quick knit bonnet pattern, this is would be a good choice. And it is not only for babies, but the pattern is also for toddlers up to 3 years too.
It is an intermediate level pattern that incorporates the I-cord. The baby bonnet is knit flat in one piece, then folded and seamed up one side. You will need to know cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
23. Easy Waves Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern by SealedbyaKris
The body of this knitted baby bonnet has a beautiful texture and pattern. It is a fairly easy pattern that is quick to knit.
The bonnet is knitted flat in one piece. After it is knit, you just seam up the back. It uses a worsted weight (4) yarn and size 7 US needles. Included are sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, and 2-3 years.
24. Vintage Baby Bonnet Pattern by Craft Foxes
Here is a free baby bonnet knitting pattern. This pattern is designed after the vintage baby bonnets of times gone by. It has been modernised by simple detailing and luxurious yarn.
The bonnet is stylish and warm. To complete the pattern, you will need a 6 or 4 mm set of knitting needles and light/DK yarn. Use a neutral colour to make a unisex hat.
25. Royal Prince Knitted Baby Bonnet Pattern by SilvermoonKnits
This knitted baby bonnet was designed after the bonnet worn by the Royal Prince. It is a sweet and simple bonnet with tiny cable details. It would look wonderful on any baby boy or girl.
This is a simple knitting pattern. It is written in American terms and includes metric conversions. It contains 2 sizes: newborn, and 3 months. You will need to know cast on, bind off, knit 2 together, slip a stitch, pass slipped stitch over, and yarn over.
Are you trying to find a gift idea for a baby shower? You cannot go wrong with a knitted baby bonnet.
Baby bonnets are fairly simple to make. Most patterns are knit flat using basic stitches. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your favourite knitted baby bonnet pattern and get busy knitting today.