Knitted Bonnet

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.

12 thoughts on “Knitted Bonnet

  1. Wow, I really like it! Are you thinking about selling the pattern? I can’t wear hats but this would be great for the upcoming cold ear season.

  2. Thank you, it was really fun to make!

    aija, I don’t have any plans to sell the pattern (I basically left it as a bunch of scribbled notes), but it may pop up again someday if I ever get into knitwear. It seems like creating different versions for different sizes would be the biggest challenge—I don’t know how people do it!

  3. o wow, that is gorgeous… I would be one happy person if you were to make the pattern somehow available…

  4. I just discovered you through Knitty, and am now a fan! I really like the bonnet and I vote you write it up for sale or whatever. Bonnets, because of the ties, don’t require quite as much sizing, right???

  5. I would love to make and wear that bonnet, and I think with the ties it would fit ‘most anyone. Why don’t you put it up for sale or submit it to Knitty? I found you there and adore your characters now.

  6. very nice. Do write down your scribbles!! Really this is a one size fits most when it comes down to it. Hats are generally easy that way.

  7. Thank you, everyone, for the nice words! It’s awesome to hear that others are into bonnets too.

    Despite the ties, I think the sizing could be a bit of an issue for this one, because it’s quite snug on me, and I think I might have a slightly smaller than average head. But if people are interested, then I will keep this one in mind for a future exercise in sizing.

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