Monday, June 20, 2011

Winter Bonnet

Scarlett had her first birthday a week ago.  I had trouble working out what presents to get her since we have a house full of toys already.  I thought that I would have to give her a couple of Mummy-made presents along with a small assortment of new toys/books (and send some old toys to be recycled to new family members).  The first thing I made was this winter Little Betty bonnet.  Remember this old post showing off Scarlett's summer bonnet which she adored and wore everywhere? 

Little Betty recently released the pattern so I thought I would have a go at making a winter one.  The pattern is very well written and the bonnet was whipped together in a day (even with lots of interruptions by the small people!!).

The interior is some Robert Kaufman flannel I had left over from the infinity scarves I made earlier this year (blogged here & here).  It is the softest flannel I have come across.  The exterior is a fine pin wale cord from Spotlight.

As soon as Scarlett saw this bonnet she wanted to wear it, which is great since I struggled to get her to wear a beanie this winter.  You can get the pattern here.

PS:  Did you spot the second handmade present?  I'll blog about that later.


  1. Oh, she is so cute! And the bonnet is gorgeous.

  2. Thanks, it has been so handy to have. I really need to get some more fabric to make another one in a different colourway.


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