Do you need a quick, cute baby shower gift? Or a sweet little photo prop for your newborn? Look no further than this Meadow Baby Bonnet!
the October 2016 issue of The Pattern Pack (which comes with several other baby patterns)!
This bonnet has a nice, nubby texture to it, and as a result, it looks a lot like an acorn cap. The ties can be made very feminine with flowers, or more boyish with just leaves. Of course, the ties can easily be made shorter or longer. Keep them loose for a cute sleepy baby photo, or tie them tight to keep that hat on (I’m serious, baby, keep that hat on!).
The Meadow Bonnet is a great project for those who are keeping the gender a secret. You can make the main portion ahead of time, then whip up the ties very quickly after the reveal!
It’s also a great pattern for boy/girl twins, which is how I came up with it in the first place! My original goal was to make these hats for the twins and do one of those adorable photo shoots — you know the kind. However, with two semi-mobile babies on two different napping schedules, my dreams of a Pinterest-worthy baby shoot were quickly dashed.
Here is how well I could get just ONE of my little models to cooperate during the testing phase (haha):
The Meadow Bonnet pattern comes in three sizes, ranging from newborn to 12 months. If you have a teeny-tiny like my baby girl, this could wear well into 18 months. I think bonnet-style hats are pretty forgiving in size, and are also a bit easier to wrangle onto a baby. These are working great for my kiddos — I hope they work great for yours, too!