Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Bonnet

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The Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Bonnet was created as a reader’s request – and the end result was so cute I had to share it! Pair it with the Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket for the perfect gift!

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I kept the back of the bonnet flat for baby’s comfort, and used 7 different colors so that it’d be easy to match it to the original Blackberry Salad Stitch Baby Blanket. Of course, you can use whatever colors you like!

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Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Bonnet

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  • Worsted weight yarn in 1-7 colors, about 105 yards total
  • Hook: US-H, 5.0mm
  • 24″ length of 6mm wide ribbon, or a similar length of chained yarn
  • Finished size: 0-6 months

How to Bobble Stitch / dc5tog:
Click here for Bobble Stitch Video Tutorial!
Bobble stitches are worked from the “wrong side” – meaning they pop out away from you as you work. They are worked much like a dc dec, but all into the same stitch. To dc5tog, work 5 dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 sts. Work tightly here, and as soon as you make the next (sc) st, the bobble should pop right out on the other side of your work.

With Color A, Ch 58.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and each ch across. Turn. (57 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and dc in the next st and each st across. Turn. (57 dc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts. *Dc5tog in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * until 5 sts remain. Dc5tog in next st, sc in last 4 sts. Switch to Color B to finish last st, turn. (13 bobbles)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts. *Dc5tog in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * until 3 sts remain. Dc5tog in next st, sc in last 2 sts. Switch to Color C, turn. (14 bobbles)

Row 6 – 7: Repeat Rows 2-3. Switch to Color D, turn. (13 bobbles)

Row 8 – 9: Repeat Rows 4-5. Switch to Color E, turn. (14 bobbles)

Row 10 – 11: Repeat Rows 2-3. Switch to Color F, turn. (13 bobbles)

Row 12 – 13: Repeat Rows 4-5. Switch to Color G, turn. (14 bobbles)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in the first 28 sts, skip next st, sc in the last 28 sts. Join with sl st to first sc of row to work in rounds. Do not turn. (56 sc)

Round 15: Ch 2, dc2tog (decrease, NOT bobble) over 1st and 2nd st of round. *Dc2tog decreases to end. Join to top of 1st decrease with sl st. Do not turn. (28 dc)

Round 16: Repeat Round 15. (14 dc)

Round 17: Repeat Round 15 (7 dc), but instead of sl st, break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. Weave in all ends.

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If desired: Make edging along front and/or bottom to match any edging you use on the blanket.

To finish: Weave 6mm ribbon between posts of sts of Row 2.

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and think it’s a worthy accompaniment to the blanket that inspired it – and has inspired so many of you! Thanks so much for reading, and if you find any errors or have any questions, please let me know!

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  1. 9

    catharina valkenburg says

    hello, i have made your cute salad hat, thanks for the patron.
    this comment com’s from the Netherlands i’ll hope you understant it.
    A lott of love from,


    • 13

      moogly says

      Joan, to upsize the bonnet just add more chains, in multiples of 4 sts, and then add an extra couple rows (another stripe). So instead of chaining 58, I’d chain 66. Then I’d repeat rows 2-3 once more (and maybe 4-5 as well, depending on how much brim you want) before starting the decreases for the back. I hope that helps!

  2. 15

    Mary says

    Thank you soo much for sharing with all of us. I already made the blanket and its gorgeous I’m getting ready to start the bonnet, again thanks .

  3. 16

    Donna says

    Hi there! I love this bonnet and am about halfway through. It’s going well so far, but I’m wondering about the size around. It looks a bit big to me for 0-6 months, but I’m not sure what the average size would be for this type of hat around the face. Any idea how many inches that is? Thanks so much! Donna

    • 17

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Donna! I’m glad you’re enjoying the pattern! A newborn’s head is, on average, 14″ inches around. By 6 months, the average infant’s head is 17 inches around.

    • 18


      I love this hat. It is simply adorable and quick to make. However, it is much too large for a newborn’s head. The hat seems to be for 6 months and up.

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    Phyllis Taylor says

    Went to Ladies Group at my church this am and one lady was crocheting ringlet bonnet for her twin great granddaughters This pattern could also be made with ringlets. Cute

  5. 21

    Judi Fountas says

    HELP!!! I’m in the process of crocheting this hat. I’m using worsted weight and size I needle as instructed. However, it will not fit a 0-6 month child. It practically fits me. What am I doing wrong??? Thanks for your help.

    • 22

      Tamara Kelly says

      Worsted weight yarn comes in a big range (unfortunately), and people have widely varying tensions. It sounds like either your yarn is thicker or your tension is much looser than mine – dropping down a couple of hook sizes should help!

  6. 23

    Marrie says

    Tamara? have to accounts?…one is named as ‘Tamar Kelly’ and second is ‘Moogly’???…please answer me ASAP..I am very confused●

  7. 24

    Marrie says

    Tamara? have 2 accounts..??..1 is named as ‘Tamara Kelly’..and second one is ‘Moogly’.please answer me ASAP
    I am very confused!…

    • 25

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Marrie, I don’t have two accounts, we just changed the settings on the blog a while back. It used to be set so that when I would reply it would show “moogly,” and then we changed it to show my real name instead. It’s all me, just a change of username.

  8. 26

    Gabrielle says

    I just started this hat I have the blanket started as well. I am using red heart wool, will the hat be to big for a newborn/baby? I feel like it can fit me.

    • 27

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m afraid I’m not familiar with Red Heart Wool, but as long as it’s a sport or worsted it should work fine for baby size.

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    Tamara you are a great designer! Thanks for the free pattern. I love your blog and all your patterns and I am a big Moogly fan!

    I have made my first bonnet and I love it. I made it only in one color with a little ribbon. It is now for sale on my ETSY shop, feel free to check it out here:

    and also to stop by our Facebook page!

    Mayte Kassing
    Mun and Me Crochet

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    Alicia Velazquez E. says

    hermosos gorritos….pero no entiendo nada…quiero hacerlos todos para mis nietos…les mando muchas felicitaciones a las personas que elavoran esos gorritos y todo lo que hacen…les mando muchos saludos …UN ABRAZO


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