Bear Bonnet Baby Crochet Pattern

Recently my Mom was going through old pictures from my childhood and forwarding me her favorites. It didn’t take long for me to recognize a common theme throughout…

Baby Bear Crochet Bonnet
Baby Bear Bonnet Crochet Pattern

I used to spend A LOT of time dressing up my pets in doll clothing!!

There were pictures of cats in dresses, dogs in bunny ears, and kittens adorned by ornamental flowers.

I laughed SO hard.

Turns out that I was a kid who loved to dress up animals….. and now I’m an adult who loves to dress up babies as animals.

I guess passions may shift somewhat throughout life, yet we’re always that playful inner child deep inside.

So….without further ado, I’m sharing one of my cute crochets patterns – my Baby Bear Bonnet – for free here on the blog today. So you all can join in my love of dressing up adorable babies in adorable animal costumes.

Enjoy!

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Bear Bonnet Crochet Pattern

Crochet Bear Bonnet
Crochet Baby Bear Bonnet Pattern

Average Baby Head Circumference:

Newborn: 13-14”

0-3 Months: 14-15”

3-6 Months: 14-17”

6-12 Months: 16-19”

1-3 Years: 18-20”

Materials:

● Yarn: Approximately 90 yards of Sport Weight (2) yarn for smaller sizes and approx. 300 yards for larger sizes

(I used Misti Tui from Misti Alpaca)                      

● Crochet Hook: Size 4.25mm (G/6) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge

● Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

10 sts and 15 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Single Crochet

    ***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations:

● CH: Chain

● SC: Single Crochet

● DC: Double Crochet

● FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

● BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

● SC2tog: Single crochet the next two sts together (single crochet decrease)

●**: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Newborn Bear Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 57     

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work

(55 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: *FPDC into the next stitch, BPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 3:  *BPDC into the next stitch, FPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Rows 2&3 until your piece measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the starting edge.  CH1 (instead of 2) for turning chain on the last repeat of row 3

Row 4: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work

Repeat Row 4 until your piece measures approx. 4.25” (10.75cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 2: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 3: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 4: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 5: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 6: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 7: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 8: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Ear Pattern (Make 2)

Create a magic circle with 5 SC stitches in the center

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together

Round 1: CH1, single crochet two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (10 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, Turn Work (20 total sts)

You’ll now be working in rows instead of rounds

Row 3: CH2, Double Crochet into next eleven sts, Turn Work (11 total sts)

Row 4: CH2, *FPDC into next stitch, CH1, BPDC into next stitch, CH1* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (21 total sts)

Row 5: CH2, *BPDC into next stitch, CH2, FPDC into next stitch, CH2* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (31 total sts)

Row 6: CH1, Single crochet into each stitch or chain space across (31 total sts)

Secure and weave in all ends.  Use your starting yarn tail to stitch the ears to the top sides of the hat.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

0-3 Month Bear Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 61     

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work

(59 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: *FPDC into the next stitch, BPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 3:  *BPDC into the next stitch, FPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Rows 2&3 until your piece measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the starting edge.  CH1 (instead of 2) for turning chain on the last repeat of row 3

Row 4: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work

Repeat Row 4 until your piece measures approx. 4.5” (11.5cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 13 sts, SC2tog, SC into each of the next 12 sts* Repeat once, SC last stitch (55 total sts)

Round 2: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 3: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 4: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 5: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 6: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 7: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 8: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog, SC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 11: *SC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Ear Pattern (Make 2)

Create a magic circle with 5 SC stitches in the center

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together

Round 1: CH1, single crochet two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (10 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, Turn Work (20 total sts)

You’ll now be working in rows instead of rounds

Row 3: CH2, Double Crochet into next eleven sts, Turn Work (11 total sts)

Row 4: CH2, *FPDC into next stitch, CH1, BPDC into next stitch, CH1* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (21 total sts)

Row 5: CH2, *BPDC into next stitch, CH2, FPDC into next stitch, CH2* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (31 total sts)

Row 6: CH1, Single crochet into each stitch or chain space across (31 total sts)

Secure and weave in all ends.  Use your starting yarn tail to stitch the ears to the top sides of the hat.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

3-6 Month Bear Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 67     

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work

(65 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: *FPDC into the next stitch, BPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 3:  *BPDC into the next stitch, FPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Rows 2&3 until your piece measures approx. 2” (5cm) from the starting edge.  CH1 (instead of 2) for turning chain on the last repeat of row 3

Row 4: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work

Repeat Row 4 until your piece measures approx. 4.75” (12cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 11 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 2: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 3: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 4: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 5: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 6: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 7: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 8: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 11: *SC2tog, SC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 12: *SC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Ear Pattern (Make 2)

Create a magic circle with 5 SC stitches in the center

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together

Round 1: CH1, single crochet two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (10 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, Turn Work (20 total sts)

You’ll now be working in rows instead of rounds

Row 3: CH2, Double Crochet into next eleven sts, Turn Work (11 total sts)

Row 4: CH2, *FPDC into next stitch, CH1, BPDC into next stitch, CH1* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (21 total sts)

Row 5: CH2, *BPDC into next stitch, CH2, FPDC into next stitch, CH2* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (31 total sts)

Row 6: CH1, Single crochet into each stitch or chain space across (31 total sts)

Secure and weave in all ends.  Use your starting yarn tail to stitch the ears to the top sides of the hat.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

6-12 Month Bear Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 71     

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work

(69 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: *FPDC into the next stitch, BPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 3:  *BPDC into the next stitch, FPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Rows 2&3 until your piece measures approx. 2” (5cm) from the starting edge.  CH1 (instead of 2) for turning chain on the last repeat of row 3

Row 4: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work

Repeat Row 4 until your piece measures approx. 5.25” (13.25cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 15 sts, SC2tog, SC into each of the next 14 sts* Repeat once, SC last three sts (65 total sts)

Round 2: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 11 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 3: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 4: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 5: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 6: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 7: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 8: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 11: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 12: *SC2tog, SC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 13: *SC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Ear Pattern (Make 2)

Create a magic circle with 5 SC stitches in the center

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together

Round 1: CH1, single crochet two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (10 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, Turn Work (20 total sts)

You’ll now be working in rows instead of rounds

Row 3: CH2, Double Crochet into next thirteen sts, Turn Work (13 total sts)

Row 4: CH2, *FPDC into next stitch, CH1, BPDC into next stitch, CH1* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (25 total sts)

Row 5: CH2, *BPDC into next stitch, CH2, FPDC into next stitch, CH2* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (37 total sts)

Row 6: CH1, Single crochet into each stitch or chain space across (37 total sts)

Secure and weave in all ends.  Use your starting yarn tail to stitch the ears to the top sides of the hat.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

1-3 Year Bear Bonnet Pattern

Loosely Chain 77     

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook, and each chain across row, CH2, Turn Work

(75 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: *FPDC into the next stitch, BPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 3:  *BPDC into the next stitch, FPDC into the next stitch* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into the last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Repeat Rows 2&3 until your piece measures approx. 2.5” (6.25cm) from the starting edge.  CH1 (instead of 2) for turning chain on the last repeat of row 3

Row 4: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work

Repeat Row 4 until your piece measures approx. 5.5” (14cm) from the starting edge

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place stitch marker.

You’ll now be working in continuous rounds.

Decreases:

Round 1: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 13 sts* Repeat around (70 total sts)

Round 2: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 12 sts* Repeat around (65 total sts)

Round 3: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 11 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 4: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 10 sts* Repeat around (55 total sts)

Round 5: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 9 sts* Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 6: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 8 sts* Repeat around (45 total sts)

Round 7: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 7 sts* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 8: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 6 sts* Repeat around (35 total sts)

Round 9: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 5 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 10: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 4 sts* Repeat around (25 total sts)

Round 11: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 3 sts* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 12: *SC2tog, SC into each of the next 2 sts* Repeat around (15 total sts)

Round 13: *SC2tog, SC into the next stitch* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 14: *SC2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Continue to SC2tog until the hole at the back of your bonnet is closed.  Cut yarn with an approx. 7 inch yarn tail.  Use your yarn or tapestry needle to secure the back hole, and secure and weave in all ends.

Ear Pattern (Make 2)

Create a magic circle with 5 SC stitches in the center

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together

Round 1: CH1, single crochet two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (10 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC two times into each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, Turn Work (20 total sts)

You’ll now be working in rows instead of rounds

Row 3: CH2, Double Crochet into next thirteen sts, Turn Work (13 total sts)

Row 4: CH2, *FPDC into next stitch, CH1, BPDC into next stitch, CH1* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (25 total sts)

Row 5: CH2, *BPDC into next stitch, CH2, FPDC into next stitch, CH2* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC into last stitch, Turn Work (37 total sts)

Row 6: CH1, Single crochet into each stitch or chain space across (37 total sts)

Secure and weave in all ends.  Use your starting yarn tail to stitch the ears to the top sides of the hat.

Cut two strands of yarn approx. 38 inches long and pull them in a loop through a front corner of your project.  Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).  Separate the yarn into three sections and braid them to desired length.  Secure and cut yarn evenly on the ends.  Repeat on the other side of the bonnet as well.

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