Fortunately I had a little plan in place for something other than an ordinary hat. Something that Violet had worn herself as a tiny little baby here (where did that tiny baby go *sigh*). Something that would stay on her head!
Yes, we are talking baby bonnets here. Last Summer I purchased a Little Betty bonnet and I think it was one of Voiolet's most used items. When Christy made available a PDF pattern to make your own, I knew that this was an affordable way to have a little wardrobe of sweet bonnets. Being fully reversible, you get two bonnets in one.
The pattern was simple to cut out and everything was explained step by step. I've never put a hat together before, so had no idea how all the pieces would come together. But there proved to be nothing to worry about as it came together quite easily. First time iron on interfacing user (and it was so easy!).
I chose two pieces of scrap fabrics from my stash. The green is a Japanese print, and I can't remember the range of the navy fabric. I chose the reverse prints from the vintage sheet pile. Realising that I had no ribbon on hand, I followed the tie instructions for making bias ties (from a little more vintage sheeting).
I made the bonnets in the largest size (12 - 24 months) and there is some room to grow into.
I am imagining little wool and flannel versions for Winter.
And the most important thing? So far they are pull-off proof. Just the thing for protecting little baby complexions.
(Sometimes the star of the photo is not revealed until after you download your photos. Sootie, I had no idea you were so photogenic...)