Baby Pixie Bonnet Knitting Pattern

Here we have a another free knitting pattern for you – a cute little baby pixie bonnet.

The bonnet is sized for a new baby and has a lovely texture stitch pattern which is really easy to knit.

Pixie bonnets such as this one are pretty simple in their construction. You simply knit a rectangle, fold over the fabric, and sew up the back seam.

This bonnet is a super fast knitting project. It is knit with chunky yarn on 6mm/US size 10 knitting needles and can be made in under one hour.

This baby bonnet would make a brilliant gift for a newborn and is something a little different.

The bonnet is gender neutral in its styling too – would be a wonderful little garment to keep any sweet new baby warm and cosy.

Read on to find out more about this baby pixie bonnet and to get the free knitting pattern.

By the way, the bonnet is featured in the knitting pattern leaflet, ‘Baby Bonnets‘, which features 5 other lovely bonnet designs for new babies. You can read it for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Using chunky yarn makes for a fast knitting project

Using chunky yarn for baby knitting

There is more and more demand for chunky yarn hat is suitable for babies. It knits up quickly and is, most importantly, cosy and warm for babies to wear.

Yarn manufacturers have responded to this need and there is a whole bunch of chunky baby yarns on the market now.

The yarn used for this particular bonnet is Hayfield Baby Chunky. This is available in a beautiful self patterning version too you can have a look at it here.

You don’t have to use a yarn just for babies of course – however check that your yarn is soft and easy to care for. Pure wool, for example, may be itchy and need hand washing. A superwash chunky merino would be awesome though and such a yarn would show up the texture of this bonnet to perfection.

Baby Pixie Bonnet Free Knitting Pattern

Close up of the bonnet’s interesting texture

Ok we have discussed chunky yarns a little bit. Now let us move on to the free knitting pattern for this cute, richly textured, baby pixie bonnet.

The bonnet is one size – 0-4 months


  • Pair of 6mm/US size 10 knitting needles.
  • 50g of chunky yarn – use yarn hat works with 6mm needles (check ball band).
  • Darning needle to sew up seam and a pair of scissors.


  • K – knit
  • P – purl


In stocking stitch over 2cm on 6mm needles – 3 stitches and 3 rows.


With 6mm needles, cast on 38 stitches.

Work the following 12 rows TWICE.

  1. K
  2. K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row 
  3. K
  4. K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row 
  5. K
  6. K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row 
  7. K
  8. P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row
  9. K
  10. P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row
  11. K
  12. P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row 

Cast off in k.

Fold over and sew up the back seam – whip stitch works well.

Sew in loose ends.

Attach ties to the bonnet, for example braids, ribbons or twisted cord.

Below is a photo of how I make bonnet ties. I cut 6 stands of yarn, 1 metre each, and thread them straight through the fabric of the bonnet at the front edges. Then separate into 3 lots of 2 strands, and braid. Knot when done and trim to finish. Make two matching ties at the length of your choice.

Making braided ties for a little white bonnet

I hope you enjoyed this free knitting pattern for a cute baby bonnet.

I have more lovely baby bonnet knitting patterns in my Etsy store.

Please join us again soon for some more free patterns! Have a wonderful day!

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