In other non-toy-related craft news, I noticed that Amy Karol is causing a stir with her sewn bonnet pattern. If bonnets are the new big thing, now seems like the time to share the knitted bonnet I made about a year ago.
This was the very very first thing that I ever designed, when I suddenly got the urge to make a snugly-fitting bonnet. It was so warm and lightweight that I ended up wearing it all winter long.
The close fit makes my hair flare out a little from underneath, but the back is also high enough to accommodate a low bun or ponytail below.
Completing a project that I designed myself and wearing it for months was the best feeling! And I honestly didn’t know the first thing about designing when I started; it was just a matter of measuring and guessing and hoping and redoing. I encourage anyone to give it a try if you have an idea and an ounce of spare time.