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Adorable Newborn Baby Bonnets – Free Knitting Patterns

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Making stuff for newborns and toddlers is very satisfying. Isn’t it? Yep! Tiny garments or accessories don’t take up much time to knit. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at these Newborn Baby Bonnets. Whether you make them for your own nursery or as a baby shower gift, they are the cutest way of using up your yarns. Lacy patterns are delicate and breathable, therefore ideal for a nap in the fresh air. You can customize these bonnets with different colors in order to suit both girls and boys. In addition, attaching cute details like flowers or decorative buttons will give them a finishing touch. Finally, you can also knit a matching set including sweet cardigans, booties, or even a blanket. Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections for knitters: Cable Baby Blankets and Scrubbies.

Baby Bonnet Free Knitting Patterns

Lacey Newborn – 3 months baby bonnet 

Stunning ornamental stitch elevates this baby bonnet to the level of a masterpiece. If you’re a fan of handmade baby clothing, a bonnet is a must-have. Not only is it very useful, but also utterly adorable. Invite the vintage vibe to your little one’s wardrobe.

Skill level: Upper Beginner Author: Priscillia Uloho

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Bella Baby Bonnets

Marianna turned simple baby bonnets into interesting knitted designs with a tiny cable stitch. The texture it creates makes the whole piece very eye-catching and unique. As you can see, it’s possible to finish the bonnet two ways: with the strings, or with a button. 

Skill level: Beginner Author: marianna mel

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Annele&Otto Baby Bonnet 

What an elegant pair of knitted baby bonnets! And so cute! If your little fashion queen or king needs a new accessory, all you need to do is follow Jekaterina Dmitrijeva’s instructions. Remember to use the softest, best-quality yarn you can find!

Level: upper beginner Author: Jekaterina Dmitrijeva

Knit Baby Bonnet

The original pattern and the photos are on

Bibi Baby Bonnets 

This cute and delicate baby bonnet comes in two versions – with a strap or with ties. You can easily customize the colors and also add adorable details such as flowers or bows. It will surely make things even more interesting! Oh, we simply love patterns from marianna mel.

Level: upper beginner Author: marianna mel

Knit Baby Bonnets

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on Ravelry

Wave of Light Chin Strap Baby Bonnet

With a pretty lacy motif and subtle colors, this bonnet by marianna mel is so soft and delightful. It will make a perfect baby shower gift, especially if you match it with mittens or booties. Well then, do you feel like making a precious set for a special toddler in your life?

Level: upper beginner Author: marianna mel

Chin Strap Knit Baby Bonnet

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

Mock Cable Bonnet 

Neutral colors and vintage vibes. We absolutely love them in knitting patterns for baby bonnets! How about you? We think we know the answer! Are you expecting a new family member? Or maybe you want to learn new stitches? Lydia Duffield can help!

Level: upper beginner Author: Lydia Duffield

Cable Bonnet

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

Boa Bonnet

Who is looking for knitting patterns for baby bonnets! You couldn’t have landed in a better corner of the internet today! We came upon this wonderful project by Yu Shan and we simply need to share it with you. Which color do you like better?

Level: upper beginner Author: Yu Shan

Knitted Bonnet

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