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Textured Stitches in a Free Baby Knit Bonnet Collection

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Get ready to add some serious style and texture to your newborn's wardrobe with our fantastic collection of knitted bonnets! We've got all the insider tips and tricks on three gorgeous textured stitches that will truly elevate your craft game.

Say hello to the Double Rice Knit Stitch, the Knotted Openwork Knit Stitch, and the Arrowhead Lace Knit Stitch - each one guaranteed to make your bonnets pop with just the right amount of lacy detail and cozy texture.

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

So, get your knitting needles ready and let's get started on making some truly stunning newborn headwear! If you love this, also check out A Collection of 15 Bonnet Knitting Patterns Free.

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Not only are these bonnet packs full of beautiful textures and some lace stitches, they are also a great way to learn new stitches and grow new skills. Perfect for newborn photography, bringing a baby home from the hospital, or an heirloom gift. Every bonnet packs includes a detailed instruction guide and helpful tips.

Get your hands on these free knit bonnet patterns today and experience the joy of making something special for you or someone else. Knit a newborn bonnet and make beautiful memories for a little one!

Get all 15 Knit Bonnet Patterns in an E-book

Supplies for the Textured Stitch Newborn Bonnet Patterns

Knitting Needles:
7 (4.5mm) and can be knitted on Straight NeedlesCircular Needles (min 28-inch cord), or DPN’s

Notions:
Stitch Marker
Sewing Needle
Scissors
Cable Needle
Row Counter if needed

Worsted Weight Yarn:
Malabrigo Rios Worsted Weight Yarn
Shown in Playa Colorway

Yarn Substitute:
Knit Picks Heatherly Worsted
80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool

Yardage:
50-60 yards per bonnet

Abbreviations/Stitches:
k- knit
p- purl
k2tog- knit two stitches together
p2tog- purl two stitches together
k3tog- knit three stitches together
yo- yarn over
kf&b- knit front and back of stitch
skpo- slip one knitwise, knit, pass slip stitch over
sk2po- slip one knitwise, knit two together, pass slip stitch over
kf&b- knit front and back of stitch
k1tbl- knit one through back loop

Gauge:
18 stitches by 23 rows in stockinette = 4 inches x 4 inches
If working with dpns, split stitches evening when working in the round.

Measurements/Sizes:
All bonnets are an average of 5 ½ inches deep x 5 ½ inches high when blocked

Skill Level:
Easy/Intermediate

In the Newborn Bonnet Knit Pattern Pack Two we can work each bonnet on any style of needle preferred, flat or circular. Each bonnet has 4 finishing options: in the round in pattern, in the round with no finishing pattern, flat in pattern, and flat with no finishing pattern.


Double Rice Stitch Newborn Bonnet Free Pattern

Get ready to level up your knitting skills with this excellent tutorial on the double rice stitch! This pattern is perfect for creating a sturdy, textured fabric that will totally complement any baby nursery theme.

Not only is it super easy to master, but it's also a great way to practice knitting through the back loop, something that's sure to come in handy down the line. The double rice stitch is sometimes referred to as the wheat stitch.

Plus, it's perfect for making a cute and gender-neutral newborn bonnet. So what are you waiting for? Grab your knitting needles and prepare to knit some amazingly textured newborn bonnets!

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Double Rice Stitch Bonnet Written Pattern

Row 1: Long Tail or Cable Cast On 47 sts.

Row 2: k2, *p1, k1; repeat * to last stitch, k1. 47 sts

Row 3: k1, *k1tbl, k1; repeat * across. 47 sts

Row 4: k1, *p1, k1; repeat * across. 47 sts

Row 5: k2, *k1tbl, k1; repeat * until last stitch, k1. 47 sts

Rows 6-33: Repeat rows 2-5 seven more times. 47 sts

Knitted by Elizabef on Ravelry

Finishing in the Round in Double Rice Knit Stitch Pattern

Rnd 34: Working in the round: p2tog, *k1, p1; repeat * until last 3, k1, p2tog. 45 sts

Rnd 35: *k2tog, (k1tbl, k1) three times, k1tbl, k2tog, (k1, k1tbl) three times, k1; repeat * one more time, k2tog, (k1tbl, k1) three times, k1tbl in last . 40 sts

Rnd 36: *k2tog, (p1, k1) three times; repeat * around. 35 sts

Rnd 37: *k2tog, (k1, k1tbl) two times, k1; repeat * around. 30 sts

Rnd 38: *k2tog, (k1, p1) twice; repeat * around. 25 sts

Rnd 39: *k2tog, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl; repeat * around. 20 sts

Rnd 40: *k2tog; repeat * around. 10 sts

 Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Finishing in the Round in NO Pattern

Rnd 34: Working in the round: k2tog, knit until last 2, k2tog.45 sts

Rnd 35: *k2tog, k7; repeat * around. 40 sts

Rnd 36: *k2tog, k6; repeat * around. 35 sts

Rnd 37: *k2tog, k5; repeat * around. 30 sts

Rnd 38: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around. 25 sts

Rnd 39: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around. 20 sts

Rnd 40: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around. 15 sts

Rnd 41: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around. 10 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Knitted by Eliabef on Ravelry

Finishing Flat in Double Rice Knit Stitch Pattern

Row 34: k2tog, *p1, k1; repeat * until last 3, p1, k2tog 45 sts

Row 35: *k2tog, (k1tbl, k1) three times, k1tbl, k2tog, (k1, k1tbl) three times, k1; repeat * one more time, k2tog, (k1tbl, k1) three times, k1tbl in last . 40 sts

Row 36: *(k1, p1) three times, p2tog; repeat * across. 35 sts

Row 37: *k2tog, (k1, k1tbl) two times, k1; repeat * across. 30 sts

Row 38: :*(p1, k1) twice, p2tog; repeat * across. 25 sts

Row 39: *:k2tog, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl; repeat * across. 20 sts

Row 40: *p:2tog; repeat * across. 10 sts

 Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Seam bonnet to row 34, weave in ends.  

Finishing Flat NO Pattern

Row 34: p2tog, purl until last 2, p2tog.45 sts

Row 35: *k2tog, k7; repeat * across. 40 sts

Row 36: *p6, p2tog; repeat * across. 35 sts

Row 37: *k2tog, k5; repeat * across. 30 sts

Row 38: *p4, p2tog; repeat * across. 25 sts

Row 39: *k2tog, k3; repeat * across. 20 sts

Row 40: *p2, p2tog; repeat * across. 15 sts

Row 41: *k2tog, k1; repeat * across. 10 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through the final 10 stitches to close the opening. Seam bonnet to row 34, weave in ends.


Knotted Openwork Free Knit Baby Bonnet

The Knotted Openwork Stitch Pattern is a lace lover’s dream! With its gorgeous lattice-like mesh and unique knotted texture, this stitch creates a sturdy yet flexible fabric that’s perfect for blankets and even newborn bonnets.

Don’t be intimidated by the unusual construction – the relatively simple pattern repeat will have you knitting up a storm in no time. And, trust us, the result is worth it. Overall, the knotted openwork stitch is a beautiful pattern perfect for newborn bonnet patterns for either gender.

So grab your needles and get ready to create a newfound love for lace with the Knotted Openwork Stitch Pattern!

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Newborn Bonnet with the Knotted Openwork Stitch Instructions

Row 1: Long Tail or Cable Cast On 48 sts.

Row 2: Purl. 48 sts

Row 3: k2, *yo, k3, with left-hand needle lift the first of 3 stitches just knitted over the last 2 and drop; repeat * until last, k1. 48 sts

Row 4: Purl. 48 sts

Row 5: k1, *k3, with left-hand needle lift first of 3 stitches just knitted over the last 2 and drop, yo; repeat * until last 2, k2. 48 sts

Rows 6-33: repeat rows 2-5 seven more times. 48 sts

Finishing in the Round in Knotted Openwork Knit Stitch Pattern

Rnd 34: Working in the round, knit. 48 sts

Rnd 35: k2tog, *(yo, k3, with left-hand needle lift first of 3 stitches just knitting over the last 2 and drop) twice, yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat * until last, k1. 42 sts

Rnd 36: Knit. 42 sts

Rnd 37: k2tog, k1, *(yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop) twice, yo, k2, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat until last 7, (yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop) twice, k in last. 31 sts

Rnd 38: Knit. 31 sts

Rnd 39: k1, *yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat * around. 21 sts

Rnd 40: Knit. 21 sts

Rnd 41: k3tog, *k2tog; repeat around. 10 sts

 Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Knitted by Eliabef on Ravelry

Finishing in the Round NO Pattern

Rnd 34: Working in the round, knit. 48 sts

Rnd 35: *k2tog, k6; repeat * around. 42 sts

Rnd 36: *k2tog, k5; repeat * around. 36 sts

Rnd 37: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around. 30 sts

Rnd 38: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around. 24 sts

Rnd 39: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around. 18 sts

Rnd 40: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around. 12 sts

 Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 12 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Finishing Flat in Knotted Open Work Knit Stitch Pattern

Row 34: Purl. 48 sts

Row 35: k2tog, *(yo, k3, with left-hand needle lift first of 3 stitches just knitting over the last 2 and drop) twice, yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat * until last, k1. 42 sts

Row 36: Purl. 42 sts

Row 37: k2tog, k1, *(yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop) twice, yo, k2, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat until last 7, (yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop) twice, k in last. 31 sts

Row 38: Purl. 31 sts

Row 39: k1, *yo, k1, k2tog, with left-hand needle lift first of 2 stitches just knitted over the last and drop; repeat * across. 21 sts

Row 40: Purl. 21 sts

Row 41: k3tog, *k2tog; repeat across. 10 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Seam bonnet to row 34, weave in ends.

Finishing Flat NO Pattern

Row 34: Purl. 48 sts

Row 35: *k2tog, k6; repeat * across. 42 sts

Row 36: *p5, p2tog; repeat * across. 36 sts

Row 37: *k2tog, k4; repeat * across. 30 sts

Row 38: *p3, p2tog; repeat * across. 24 sts

Row 39: *k2tog, k2; repeat * across. 18 sts

Row 40: *p1, p2tog; repeat * across. 12 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 10 stitches to close opening. Seam bonnet to row 34, weave in ends.


Arrowhead Lace Knit Newborn Bonnet

Get ready to level up your knitting game with the Arrowhead Lace Stitch! It is easy to learn and creates a stunning openwork fabric with arrow-like motifs that will make all of your knitting projects stand out.

It's not a secret why this stitch has the Arrowhead Lace name because of the way the stitch lines dance across the knit fabric. It almost has a chevron look but will not pull at the front of the fabric the way a chevron would.

With a light and airy drape, this stitch is perfect for all lacy projects, from newborn bonnets to summer tops. So, grab your needles and get ready for a fun and satisfying knitting adventure!

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Arrowhead Lace Knit Newborn Bonnet Written Instructions

Row 1: Long Tail or Cable Cast On 49 sts.

Row 2: k1, *yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat * across. 49 sts

Row 3: Purl. 49 sts

Row 4: k2, *yo, sk2po, yo, k3; repeat * until last 5, yo, sk2po, yo, k2. 49 sts

Row 5: Purl.

Rows 6-29: Repeat rows 2-5 six more times. 49 sts

Row 30: k1, *yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat * across. 49 sts

Row 31: Purl. 49 sts

Row 32: k2, *yo, sk2po, yo, k3; repeat * until last 5, yo, sk2po, yo, k2. 49 sts

Finishing in the Round in Arrowhead Lace Knit Stitch Pattern

Rnd 33: Working in the round, knit. 49 sts

Rnd 34: k1, *yo, sk2po, yo, k2tog, k1; repeat * around. 41 sts

Rnd 35: Knit. 41 sts

Rnd 36: k1, *yo, sk2po, yo, k2tog; repeat * around. 33 sts

Rnd 37: Knit. 33 sts

Rnd 38: k1, *sk2po, yo; repeat * until last 2 stitches, k2tog. 22 sts

Rnd 39: *k2tog; repeat * around. 11 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 8 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Newborn Bonnet Pack Two

Finishing in the Round NO Pattern

Rnd 33: Working in the round *knit until last 2, k2tog. 48 sts

Rnd 34: *k2tog, k6; repeat * around. 42 sts

Rnd 35: *k2tog, k5; repeat * around. 36 sts

Rnd 36: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around. 30 sts

Rnd 37: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around. 24 sts

Rnd 38: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around. 18 sts

Rnd 39: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around. 12 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 12 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Finishing Flat in Arrowhead Lace Knit Stitch Pattern

Row 33: Purl. 49 sts

Row 34: k1, *yo, sk2po, yo, k2tog, k1; repeat * around. 41 sts

Row 35: Purl. 41 sts

Row 36: k1, *yo, sk2po, yo, k2tog; repeat * around. 33 sts

Row 37: Purl. 33 sts

Row 38: k1, *sk2po, yo; repeat * until last 2 stitches, k2tog. 22 sts

Row 39: *p2tog; repeat * around. 11 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 8 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Finishing Flat NO Pattern

Row 33: *purl until last 2, p2tog. 48 sts

Row 34: *k2tog, k6; repeat * across. 42 sts

Row 35: *p5, p2tog; repeat * across. 36 sts

Row 36: *k2tog, k4; repeat * across. 30 sts

Row 37: *p3, p2tog; repeat * across. 24 sts

Row 38: *k2tog, k2; repeat * across. 18 sts

Row 39: *p1, p2tog; repeat * across. 12 sts

Fasten off yarn, using a yarn needle weave through final 12 stitches to close opening. Weave in ends.

Finishing the Baby Bonnets with Ties

For each strap of the bonnet to tie around the neck, you can use strands of yarn to create ties or crochet a chain for the steps. You could also knit an i-cord as another option.

These baby bonnets with ties should always be worn under supervision.


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