What makes vintage baby bonnets so endearing? Perhaps the older styles remind us of when we were children, of a less hectic time before smart phones and Pre-K interviews. Some of the pointy shapes make your bundle of joy look like a little elf. Regardless, a vintage baby bonnet has been one of the most popular patterns on CraftFoxes. Since we know you love them, we thought we’d suggest other vintage patterns we love. You can find a pattern you like and get started on a gift for a friend’s newbie or for your own joyous expectancy for quite a small price.
8 Great Knitted Vintage Baby Bonnets
Created by designer Hadley Fierlinger and republished from "Vintage Knits for Modern Babies," this free vintage style baby bonnet pattern (available on CraftFoxes), uses cashmere will to create a dimpled pattern that recalls the looks of the mid 20th century. All you need now is a car with big fins to complete the look.
Skill Level: Beginner / IntermediateSizes 0–3 (3–6, 6–12) months
Scandinavian-Inspired Vintage SetThis little blue baby ensemble by WittyKnitter mixes Scandinavian patterns into a knitted baby set that recalls a time when your little ones would rest in bassinets or prams on the porch. Sets were used to keep the infant warm in the breeze. You can add a little vintage feel to your small bundle with this craft.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
This is Tunisian crochet, which originated in Africa, and is a pretty simple style. The stitch creates a big pattern in the walls of the bonnet. The baby bonnet design by Propwise Baby has an elf point above the crown that’ll add an adorable extra to your little one’s welcoming.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: Newborn to 6 months
Vintage Rose HatA wool Vintage Rose Hat by Little Cupcakes will keep your bundle of joy warm and cozy when they arrive. This knitted piece has an attached vintage bow for style and is done in vanilla and cream.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 months
This ensemble, made with a pattern provided by permission from Lion Brand Yarn, creates a timeless look for a baby's christening. If you want your innocent one to look like an angel, this bonnet, coat and jacket are a great choice. Free Pattern available on CraftFoxes.
Skill Level: Easy +
Sizes: 3 to 6 months
Baby Mouse BonnetA modern twist on a ’50s favorite, the Baby Mouse Bonnet by Posh Patterns that will make a fun family album memory and please plenty of Disney fans. It’s a vintage-style crochet bonnet pattern with mouse ears.
Skill Level: IntermediateSizes: Newborn to 3 Months, 3 to 6 Months, 6 to 12 Months, 12 to 24 Months, Toddler, 5T to Adult
Tulip Lace Retro BonnetThis model for this Tulip Lace Retro Baby Bonnet is a 1960’s vintage-style that will give a classic look to a new little one. The pink ribbon chin strap adds a lovely bit of femininity. Making the bonnet requires knowledge of the stockinette stitch.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Size: Newborn to 6 months
This vintage-style baby bonnet has a look that originated in the 1920’s and will give an early 20th century appearance to any baby. The crochet is quite easy and you can find step by step instructions at the site.
Skill Level: Easy
Sizes: 6 Months to 1 Year