Here's a also a how-to on knitting an easy baby bonnet.
Baby Bonnet Knitting Patterns
Photos (clockwise from top left): In The Loop, Angela Lang, Cindy Tuscany, Siona Land
Have you been itching to try some knitting for a newborn baby? Baby bonnets and simple hats are a quick and easy project to knit for babies, and they make great gifts for new parents. Designer Siona has a free Bonnet Wave and Half Star knitting pattern on Craftsy. The top is detailed with a swirling star, and the baby bonnet closes with matching ribbon. For a more whimsical baby hat, try the Hello Kitty Child's Hat, courtesy of In the Loop. With simple knitting stitches, a bow and buttons forming the face of the all-famous Sanrio cat, this free knitting pattern will keep your little one purrfectly snug. Madame Segneri Designs offers a more traditional take on the baby bonnet, a pure white, French-styled hat knitting pattern for babies. It's available for $5 in her Craftsy store.Get a free vintage baby bonnet knit pattern at CraftFoxes, courtesy of Hadley Fierlinger's "Vintage Knits for Modern Babies" (Ten Speed Press).