Sewing for Baby... Bonnets!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I don't know what it is about me, but when I have to do something, it feel so hard to motivate myself to do it... but finding the motivation to make several bonnets? I've got that... Getting myself to sew an order sometimes feels excruciating, but I can whip out three bonnets at 4am no problem.

I saw some baby bonnets come across my Instagram feed recently. They were simple, not frilly... just the perfect thing for Isabel! 

So, I went on the hunt for a pattern, since I have no idea how to make a hat for a baby... 
I ended up using the Rabbit Hat Pattern from

I cut the smallest size, which is still a little large for Izzy, but she will grow into it!  Instaed of simply lining the bonnet, I bound the edges with bias binding. I did two plain versions and one with ears. On both, I omitted the dart at the back because I didn't read the instructions! Typical me... 

The bonnet I made with the bunny ears is made of a single layer of fleece. I used some vintage floral cotton that my best friend, Abbey gave me. It came from her grandmother!

I'm pretty obsessed with these now and have a couple more cut out and ready to be sewn... I've spent way too much time now looking at pictures of baby bonnets. Now I want to get some striped and polka dot linen for my next batch....

I also bought the Storybook Woods Bonnet pattern from Alicia Paulson, which also looks very nice.  The weather has been so cold here lately, so these light bonnets are perfect for Isabel. 


  1. These are crazy cute!!! I can't even deal with it!

  2. Especially love the tiny floral inside the ears! I only have boys, so my favorite "bonnet" for them was the Sweet Pea Pilot Cap from Sew Liberated. I really like how snugly it fits around the face, but isn't super thick.


    I made one not long ago for my new niece and I was pleased that I was able to get it to look fairly feminine. (

    Can't wait to see what you come up with when you sew Alicia's pattern!

    1. wow... I love that pattern! Thank you for sharing! And it looks like it gets sewn in a knit, which is great because I have LOTS of knit fabric in my stash.

  3. Oh my goodness - that last photo is adorable!! You're daughter is so cute! Both those bonnets look great!

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