I've been looking at patterns and trying to get my sewing mojo (sew-jo) back. I need some new tops and pants. But I wanted to start small. And what could be much smaller than a baby bonnet?
I saw this blog post -- and how could I resist (ignoring the fact that I really don't know any babies.....but that's a mere detail)? The pattern is here.
For my prototype I used stash cotton and made the 3-6 month size. I pressed all the seams in opposite directions (outer shell one way, lining the other) and top stitched all around. There's a lot of bulk where the folds go....so those are a bit bigger than 1/4 inch.
For the next iteration, I'll cut the center hat on the crosswise grain to give it a little stretch to better ease the side pieces in. I also found that using a piece of paper made topstitching the ties a lot easier....and it just pulled right off.
But all in all.....it's really cute.