Pretty Shells Newborn Pixie Bonnet – Free Crochet Pattern

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I received some of this gorgeous The Cotton Wool yarn from We Are Knitters and I have to say that I am totally in love! I love the look and the feel of it. I was so excited to design something with it! I have a friend that is having a little baby girl soon and I thought that a pixie bonnet would just be the cutest thing for newborn photos. I made this simple Pretty Shells Pixie Bonnet in newborn size. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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Happy Crocheting!

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Pretty Shells Pixie Bonnet

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

4.2 stitches & 1.8 rows = 1″

Finished Sizes:

  • Newborn – Fits 13.5″ head size

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.

Photo Tutorial:

Shell Blocks Photo Tutorial

Instructions:

Newborn

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 46
Row 1: 1 dc into the 6th ch from hook, *sk the next 2 sts, 5 dc into the next st, sk 2 sts, dc into the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, 1 dc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** across, turn. (43)
Row 2: Ch 4 (count as 1 dc and ch 1), sk the first dc and ch-1 sp, 1 dc into the next st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc into the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc into the next st, ch 1, sk the next ch-sp, 1 dc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** across working the last dc into the t-ch, turn. (43)
Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2
Row 10:
 Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

Finish:

  • Fold rectangle in half, length-wise, so that the beginning of the rows are touching the end of the rows.
  • Using the long tail from the beginning chain and yarn needle, sew the 2 halves of Row 1 together with the whip stitch method. (Note: This is the back of the bonnet. The corner is the pixie point.)
  • Turn the bonnet 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The top last row is the front of the bonnet.
  • Weave ribbon through the bottom of the bonnet for the ties.

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One Comment

  1. Thanks, Amy, for sharing your knowledge and techniques.
    I taught myself to crochet in 1977 after my darling Mom had been gone for a year. Besides making her proud if she knew, this has enabled me to make many gifts that would never have been possible. These many years later, seeing the awesome items that can come from straight thread or yarn never cease to amaze me.
    Please continue to inspire.
    Thanks again.
    Betty-lou dressed in Blue .. my Mama’s name for me when first grade teacher in 1948 wanted my sister’s and my names tattooed on our foreheads. My twin was Bob-o-link dressed in pink.

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