Making these bonnets was a lot of fun. It's a fairly old favorite Fiber Trends pattern (1995) that I've made many times before. The "braid" on this blue one, however, isn't done correctly but looks OK anyhow, I think. The band is decorated with some pre-made ribbon flowers that were in my CQ stash. (Aren't stashes handy?) This yarn was from a Mary Maxim kit which I am making for a great-niece, due in October; I had gambled and ordered the blue and white version. SHE thought differently!
I fell in love with this plum-colored yarn the minute I saw it; it's part soy and is very soft. This time the "braid" part was done correctly and is much prettier as a result. The lovely butterfly is from one of my cyber-friends. Thanks, Kathy! And the other side is my first attempt in a long time on a SRE flower. Plum Bonnet
I can't wait to see Sophia modelling these bonnets!