I’ve been making baby bonnets. NOT for me, so don’t anyone go thinking this is some weird attempt to announce anything of that sort. It all started when my sister had baby Brenna last spring. And because last summer a woman in town dressed her baby girl in adorable modern bonnets. So I made one, and then a few more, and I just finished 10 for this summer’s batch.
They are reversible, and incredibly easy to make minus switching out the threads to match the stay stitching. The “ribbons” are the tiniest bit of a pain if I made my own – as in the photo above, but twill tape works marvelously if it matches. And in even better news, they barely take any fabric to make – one fat quarter per side!
The pattern comes from the book Hat Shop by Susanne Woods. It’s a great book with some excellent designs.
Here’s a little silly aside. My nearly 9-year-old daughter has requested I make her a bonnet with minkee fabric on the inside. So, um, okay. Why not?