I crocheted the Pixie Bonnet from Baby Hats and it's incredibly darling.
You might remember me mentioning how much I like this little hat back when I posted about this little pattern booklet from Annatasia Cruz, and I was pretty excited to try out one of these quick and easy pattern. Also, like I said, it's incredibly darling.
And simple! This is crocheted with worsted weight yarn and worked flat. If you can manage half double crochets and double crochets, you'll be set. You just work a few rows, fold this in half, and start crocheting your seam together. The ties are added on in a way that's simple and tidy, and the whole simple design of this pattern makes me love it even more.
I had already wanted to try this pattern because pointy baby hats are always delightful, and because there was something so classic about this little bonnet. This is beautifully old-fashioned and very cozy. I'm sure this will keep a little baby plenty warm when it gets a little cooler. I went ahead and made the 6 month size because most of the babies I know are being born right now, and because some babies have ridiculously large heads. I want someone to get some adorable usage out of this!
I went with red yarn because it's gender neutral. It's a classic little baby color. It's bright and easy to find in the piles that wind up appearing out of nowhere in the first year you're trying to keep a tiny human alive. And really, I just wanted to make a little red bonnet. I just wish I could have taken some pictures of this on an actual baby. I know it's going to look wonderful surrounding some sweet little face. And how could it not?! A sweet baby wearing a snug little bonnet is a classic look for a reason.