Linen Baby Bonnet

I’ve had a couple questions about the bonnet that our baby is wearing in the photos I brought back from our trip. Another quick and simple project just for this vacation, and we used the stink out of it.

Very simple pattern from Amy Karol of Angry Chicken through her company, King Pod. This is, obviously, the baby size, with a few minor alterations.  I made the brim longer and then gathered it to give more of a ruffle rather than a crisp, straight brim.  Some decorative stitching using the built-in selection on my machine made the faux-broidery on the edge quick and easy.

The fabric is a delicious handkerchief linen that is super, super soft.  I wanted something that would block the light (which this does thanks to the lining) but that was also lightweight and wouldn’t make her little head all sweaty.  Score!

As luck would have it, gathers are Chapter 1 in The Art of Manipulating Fabric, my year-long self-imposed exploratory project.  I’ve been gathering, as it were, for years, but the variations she gives and the project ideas that spring to mind are staggering.  Check it:

I’m checking off basic machine-stitched one-edge gathers from my list, having made this bonnet using that technique.  Now I’m’a make me some yo-yos, yo.  FTW!

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  • Leslie
    January 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you for the cutest bonnet ever! (on a DARLING…baby!!!!) Very COOL! I especially loved seeing the book page.. and now I must check out that book!

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    January 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Oh my, I’m almost afraid to see what will happen if I get my hands on that book. Looks totally, absolutely incredible. Lovely bonnet too =)

  • Janimal
    January 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Oh what a sweet baby in a sweet bonnet!
    That books looks awesome – but oh man it SO should be in COLOR!