CrissCross Bonnet

A crisscross bonnet, designed for a 3-6 month baby and is ideal for when they are starting to sit up and take notice of things around them, as well as keeping those little ears warm.

I have made it in a main color with a contrast edging, easy to crochet and works up in a couple of hours, can be paired with the baby scratch mitts pattern (see link below) to make a set.

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criss cross bonnet free baby crochet pattern

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Free criss cross bonnet baby crochet pattern

CrissCross Bonnet                CNC17

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WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side
ch.     Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch

Crossed Group. skip 1sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, 1dc across last 2dc worked, work 1dc in skip sc.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch.

Size to Fit approx:  3 to 6 Months

I have used:-
25 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in color 1
15 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 2

OR an equivalent yarn i.e
1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1
0.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2
a suggested yarn for this would be Red Heart Baby Hugs Yarn

4.00mm crochet hook, approx 0.5 a mtr 6mm wide ribbon in color 1

GAUGE – 5sc & 5 rows measures approx 1 inch

With color 2 ch60 loosely, (WS) 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (59sc) (This will be the known as the front of the bonnet).

Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Rpt Row 2 three more times. Turn. Fasten off. (five rows have been worked in all from beginning).

Row 6 – Join in color 1, ch3, * skip 1sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, working across last 2dc made, work 1dc in last skipped sc, (this will create the cross), * rpt from * to * to last sc, work 1dc in sc. Turn. (19 crossed groups)

Row 7 to 11 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn.

Rpt Rows 6 to 11 until 17 rows have been worked or your work measures approx 4 Inches. Fasten off. Turn.

Back Panel – Skip 21sc, join color 1 to next sc, ch3, * skip 1sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, working across last 2dc made, work 1dc in skipped sc, * rpt from * to * 4 more times, work 1dc in next sc, turn leaving 21sc un-worked. (5 crossed groups)

Rpt Rows 7 to 11.

Rpt Rows 6 to 11 twice, back panel should fit along side panels. Fasten off.

Brim – With RS facing, join color 2 to starting ch (front of bonnet) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (59sc)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1sc in sc. Fasten off.

With WS facing, join back panel to each of the side panels by sl st or over sewing with needle and yarn. Turn through to RS.

Neck Edge – Join color 1 to front of bonnet and working along neck edge ch3, work approx 59dc’s to end. Fasten off. (59dc + ch3)

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through alternate dc’s along neck edge and tie in a bow.

Hope you enjoy this crisscross bonnet get matching Baby Scratch Mitts here.

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criss cross bonnetHave lots of fun until next time.
Heather x


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