Cable Knit Baby Bonnet —
Free Knitting Pattern

Posted on 03/06/2016 in FREEBIES/ TUTORIALS

This basic baby bonnet is a rectangle, cinched on one end. That makes it simple enough even for a beginner!

Due to the long ribbons, this is intended a a photography prop. Do not leave baby unattended with this bonnet.

If you’ve never knit a cable, it’s really easy! Check out this tutorial.




Yarn: Worsted
Shown in Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash in Creme

Needle: Size 5 or size needed for gauge

Gauge: 1″ = 5 rows

Also needed: cable needle, 3/8 ribbon


CO 60
Seed Stitch for five rows (k1, p1 to end. Next row p1, k2. Alternate rows til you have five rows)

Start body of bonnet:

*k19, p2, k6, p2, k19
k3, p16, k2, p6, k2, p16, k3

On seventh row (knit side):

k19, p2, put slip 3 stitches to cable needle, k3
slip three stitches from cable needle back to main needles
k3, p2, k19*

Repeat six times from * to * until you have 42 rows.

Finish with 2 rows garter stitch (knit both sides)

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Bind off.

Block using your preferred method.

free knitting pattern baby bonnet photography prop

Using a tapestry needle, weave a 28″ 3/8 ribbon through stitches, about every 2- 3 rows.
Pull to cinch and tie into bow.


On each corner of the front, use the tapestry needle to insert 34″ piece of 3/8 ribbon. Knot & bow.

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