Little Bonnet - knitting pattern

This lovely bonnet is designed to be gender-neutral and practical, and the worsted weight yarn it calls for makes it a very quick knit. Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :)

This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.

This bonnet is knit seamlessly and features an easy textured stitch. The front of the bonnet is knit flat; the crown is knit in the round. An attached I-cord and I-cord ties are worked on the neck portion.

SKILLS REQUIRED: cast on, knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, working twisted stitches (optional, link to video tutorial provided), working I-cord and attached I-cord (explanations provided), yarn over.

SIZES: Newborn (Baby, Toddler) i.e. approximately: 0-3mo (3-12mo, 12-24mo) For head circumference up to: 16 (18, 19) inches or 40.5 (45.5, 48) cm.


  • knitting pattern (pdf file)
  • US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
  • 3 sizes from Newborn to Toddler
  • links to tutorials provided
  • Suitable for an intermediate knitter

Materials you need at home:


Approximately 80 (90, 120) yds or 73 (82, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn.


  • US 8 or 5mm straight or circular needles or size needed to match textured stitch gauge.
  • US 6 or 4mm straight or circular needles (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for ribbing.
  • 1 set of US 8 or 5mm dpns for crown of hat or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge.
  • Two US 6 or 4mm dpns (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for I-cord.
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 marker


  • 18 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking
  • 22 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in textured stitch, after blocking
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Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.

I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.

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