Pretty Shells Pixie Bonnet – Free Crochet Pattern

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In August, I posted my Pixie Shells Newborn Pixie Bonnet pattern using The Cotton Wool from We Are Knitters. I have finally written other sizes of the pattern and I am so happy to share them with you! I have written up 4 additional baby sizes. I hope you enjoy them. Happy Crocheting!

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Pretty Shells Pixie Bonnet

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Materials:

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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 (please see this post for the pattern)
  • 0-3 months – Fits 16″ head size
  • 3-6 months – Fits 17″ head size
  • 6-12 months – Fits 18″ head size
  • 12- 24 months – Fits 19″ 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.
  • This bonnet is worked flat and then seamed on one side to create a pixie bonnet.

Photo Tutorial:

Shell Blocks Photo Tutorial

Instructions:

0-3 Months

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 62

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. (59)
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. (59)
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2
Row 11: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

3-6  Months

Leaving a 14″ long tail, Ch 70

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. (67)
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. (67)
Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2
Row 12: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

6-12  Months

Leaving a 14″ long tail, Ch 70

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. (67)
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. (67)
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2
Row 13: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

12-24  Months

Leaving a 16″ long tail, Ch 78

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. (75)
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. (75)
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2
Row 13: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

Finish:

  • Fold rectangle in half length-wise, so that the beginnings of the rows are touching the ends 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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