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!
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!
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:
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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.
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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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.
What an adorable bonnet. If the next grandbaby is a girl I’ll be making this for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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This is so cute! You are a remarkable designer – thank you for your sharing and generosity!
Thank you, and you too! 😀
Sara - My Merry Messy Life
OH MY GOODNESS I am in love with this! I can only imagine how precious it looks on a baby girl, especially paired with your baby blanket. Great job and thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!
Thanks for hosting it! It’s been fun to join in and see all the other projects every week!
Sara - My Merry Messy Life
You’re featured at Hookin On Hump Day this week! I love love this bonnet – you deserve it! http://mymerrymessylife.com/2012/10/hookin-on-hump-day-19-link-party-for-the-fiber-arts.html
Awesome! Thanks so much Sara!
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,
I do, and I’m so glad. Thanks you Catharina!
This is adorable. Can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.
How would you enlarge for a 12 month old
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!
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 .
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
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.
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.
I did have some big headed babies, it’s true!
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
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.
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!
Tamara?..you have to accounts?…one is named as ‘Tamar Kelly’ and second is ‘Moogly’???…please answer me ASAP..I am very confused●
Tamara?..you have 2 accounts..??..1 is named as ‘Tamara Kelly’..and second one is ‘Moogly’.please answer me ASAP
I am very confused!…
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.
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.
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.
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:
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It’s gorgeous Mayte! So elegant the way you did it! 😀 Thank you!
Looks very interesting, I will try to make it soon.
🙂 Thank you Inez!
Lovely pattern, thank you!
Thank you Sonia!
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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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Thank you, this is such a easy enjoyable and fun crochet pattern and very addictive.
😀 Thank you so much!
Love this Thanks for sharing
Thank you Cathy!
Oh so pretty bonnet! Wish someone in our family would have a baby girl, they all keep producing boys!Not nearly as much fun to crochet for.You are an inspiration thank you for sharing.
🙂 Thank you Catherine!
This is probably weird but, and I don’t see it asked before, have you made this beautiful pattern in adult size?
Because I’d like to try. I think it’s awesome! Any suggestions on sizing it up?
thank you so much,
Hi Jams! Thank you, I’m so glad you like it! I haven’t made it adult size myself, but I’d upsize it by making a chain long enough to go from one side of your neck to the other up over your head, or whatever spot you want the bonnet to hit on each side of the head, plus about another inch or so. Then I’d start crocheting the pattern as written (use this method to remove extra chains as needed). Then keep repeating Rows 2-5 until you reach the back of your head, and then move to Round 14. The stitch counts from here on out will be different, and it will take a few more rounds to finish the decreases, but that’s about it! 🙂
thankyou for the pattern it was easy done mine all white x
Oh I bet that’s so pretty! Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it!
I have a good question. How did I get 58 dc in Row 2, when it says I should have 57?? Do I skip that very 1st stitch or no?
Since the ch-3 counts as a stitch, you don’t have to crochet into the first stitch again. 🙂