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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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Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

©2015 KT and the Squid. All rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern. This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic stitch knowledge is assumed.

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.

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.

Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

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.

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

Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

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

Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

 

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.

Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

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

Pixie bonnet free crochet pattern by KT and the Squid

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