Crochet Pattern: Doll Pioneer Bonnet

By Amy – 8 Comments
Are you one of those people that have always loved the pioneer lifestyle – bonnets, stretches of prairie, covered wagons, cooking over a campfire, and sleeping under the stars? Maybe you’re not. Maybe the pioneer life sounds hard, dusty and just plain exhausting. You’d probably be right but who can deny the adventurer inside? Braving the unknown, starting anew, living off the land. It’s fun to think about any way. But there doesn’t have to be any “braving the unknown” with this doll’s bonnet. It’s easy and works up quickly. Add it to the rest of the crocheted doll clothing repertoire! Doll Pioneer Bonnet

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 11” doll head

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 100 yards)
Crochet hook I (5.50 mm)

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds 1 – 2 in pattern measure 1″ in diameter

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Crochet Pattern: Doll Pioneer Bonnet
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 7 – 9: ch 1, working in both loops, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 10: ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, leave remaining sts unworked: 25 sc
Round 11 – 14: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 25 sc
Round 15: ch 1, turn, * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 times, sc in last sc: 29 sc
Round 16: ch 1, turn, * sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 times, sc in last sc: 33 sc
Round 17: ch 1, turn, * sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 times, sc in last sc: 37 sc
Round 18: ch 1, turn, * sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 times, sc in last sc: 41 sc
Finish off.

Neck
Row 1: join yarn in unworked sc on RS of Round 9, ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 7 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc across: 14 sc
Finish off.

Straps
Cut 2 strands of yarn measuring 12″ long. Fold both in half and attach one on either side of Round 10.

I’ll be glad to help you out if you have any trouble while crocheting. Let me know what the problem is in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do!

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8 Comments

  1. Twinkie Lover says:

    I am from the country and love the pioneer theme, in theory, anyway! This pattern is so cute! I have been making some of these doll patterns and they are lots of fun. Thanks!

  2. Ckayak says:

    Anyone know how you can make this into a 3-6 month baby hat….??? Thanks for the help

    • Amy says:

      Hello Ckayak,

      Assuming the size for a 3-6 month old baby would be around 12-14 inches in circumference, you would only need to expand it slightly since this hat is 11 inches in circumference.

      You will need to increase in a few different parts. The first is at Round 2-5 which creates the circle at the back of the head. This determines the head circumference. Add as many rounds after Round 5 as you feel is necessary.

      Rounds 6-9 create the hat body. Add as many rounds extra as you did before or however many looks right.

      The remainder creates the brim. Add to that as well and adjust for larger amount of stitches. Should be fairly simple but if you have any more questions just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

      Keep crocheting!
      Amy

  3. fleurdelis says:

    This is really cute! Maybe I will do a pioneer family of bears! My crochet group ladies will love this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Peggie says:

    This is really cute. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. Yahna Y. says:

    how to I increase the size for a bonnet for a 12 year old?

    • Amy says:

      Hello Yahna Y,
      Expanding the hat to fit a 12 year old will take increasing in select parts of the hat. Read and follow the advice I gave to Ckayak above. Since I have not tried this myself, I cannot guarantee the outcome, but the theory is sound. You might need to play with it a little. I hope it works out for you!

      Keep crocheting!
      Amy

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