This adorable garter stitch baby bonnet, the baby bear bonnet knitting pattern, is the perfect soft, squishy gift to knit for your favorite baby or toddler!
One of my very first knitting patterns was the baby bear hat. I wrote that one up because my friend was having a baby and I wanted to knit her a basic baby hat with ears on top. Not complex, right?
Except I could not find a pattern for it anywhere. I searched and searched and there were more complicated baby hats, but not what I envisioned.
So I figured, I figure it out myself, how hard can it be?! Spoiler alert: I now design baby hat knitting patterns for a living.
You really do never know where life is going to take you.
Anyway, because I will always have a soft spot for that pattern, I thought it was high time to reimagine it as a bonnet. And turns out, that was a fabulous idea.
This baby bear bonnet, could not possibly be cuter. I mean, there something about baby bonnet knitting patterns that just make me so happy. I guess it’s the baby cheeks. Cheeks are the best and bonnets really are all about the cheeks.
I also love this baby bear bonnet because a large chunk of it is easy peasy garter stitch knit flat which means it’s quick and easy. This is a good one to start with if you haven’t done much hat or bonnet knitting before!
And the ears, are just the perfect addition to take this cute baby bonnet from cute to CUTE.
I could go on and on and on about the baby bear bonnet. But I assume you all would probably prefer I quit while I’m ahead and get to the pattern info, right? Ok, summary: the baby bear bonnet knitting pattern is cute! And it’s easy! The end!
Baby Bear Bonnet Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Baby Bear Bonnet Supply List
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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