Delicate Lace Crochet Baby Bonnet

A beautiful heirloom to have for years to come.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Available Sizes | Preemie, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a special handmade gift for a new little one in your life, you’re in the right place. Our delicate lace crochet baby bonnet is an heirloom that’ll be around for many years.

With this project you’ll learn how to crochet the basic shape of a baby bonnet. It begins with rounds to construct the back and finishes with rows. The use of fine yarn paired with a larger hook creates the delicate lace look without a difficult lace pattern.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started and, of course, written instructions to walk you through our delicate lace crochet baby bonnet step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Any super fine (#1) yarn; (Pictured: Lion Brand Ombre Life, Tea Time)
  • Preemie 55 yds / 50 m
  • 0-3 mos 65 yds / 60 m
  • 3-6 mos 75 yds / 69 m
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size
  • Preemie | 9-12″ Circumference; 4″ length
  • 0-3 mos | 13-15″ circumference; 5″ length
  • 3-6 mos | 15-16″ circumference; 5.5″ length

First 4 rds = 3.5″

The delicate lace crochet baby bonnet has been redesigned from our original pattern. This redesign included a new recommended yarn to replace the discontinued Patons Lace yarn and Lion Brand Ombre Life yarn. It also includes two additional sizes.

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

Preemie (0-3 mos, 3-6 mos)

This project begins with a magic ring. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, check out our guide here.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 10 Dc. Join with a slst to first st. (10 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (20 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3. 2 dc in first st. *1 dc next st. 2 dc in next st. Rep from *to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in first st. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (40 stitches)

Round 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 2 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (50 stitches)

Round 6: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 3 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (60 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch. [Skip 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st] 8 times. Turn. (8 shells)

Row 8: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch. [Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in the next. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st] 7 times. Sk 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. Turn. (7 shells)

Repeat: Rep rows 7 and 8, three more times. 


Step 1: Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step 2: Make 20 cuts of yarn that measure about 15″ long. Set aside. Make 20 more cuts of yarn that measure same length. Set aside.

Tip! Wrap the yarn around a book 20 times and cut at the bottom to make this process go much faster!

Step 3: On the last row of the shell pattern, insert hook in space between first and second double crochet from wrong side out to right side. 

Step 4: Fold group of 20 yarn cuts in half and place on crochet hook. Pull through space and pull up a bit. With your fingers, pull both ends through the loop and tighten. 

Step 5: Trim tassels to an even length.

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