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.