Saturday, 8 February 2014

Christening Bonnet

"It always seems impossible until it's done"
Nelson Mandela

I finished the 'practice' bonnet a few days ago.   I must say, I am rather chuffed with it.

It was about 7 months ago when I first saw this pattern and I immediately fell in love with it.   I had only just started crocheting, and I remember looking at it and wondering if I'd ever be able to make something so delicate and elaborate.  It looked very complicated and really not something that a beginner should attempt (I was still all thumbs if you know what I mean).  I printed out the pattern though and kept it in the back of my little project book.  When I started to get more confident with reading patterns I got it out again and the little symbols and abbreviations started to make sense.  I read it and re-read it until I could see the pattern forming in my minds eye and then I took the plunge.  It really was a simple pattern which didn't take all that long to work through.  I think that's why I love it; it's simple, feminine and beautiful.  

❤❤❤❤ I loved every minute of making it ❤❤❤❤  

I did intend to get a few photos of the said bonnet on Little Miss 'I', but it was very difficult to keep an almost 6 month old from moving around, particularly when mama has a very interesting clickety click thingy in her hand....


For those of you who are interested I used a 4.5mm hook and 50% Acrylic/50% cotton in a light brown colour (Moda Vera 'Gelato').  The pattern can be found here at Aesthetic Nest.   The bonnet is a bit big for Little 'I' but I'll adjust my tension and maybe use a 4mm hook.  Although, the rate she is growing each day it will fit her by March!


Have a great weekend,
Tina xx


  1. Such a lovely bonnet

  2. Oh Tina it's beautiful! So happy to begin reading through your blog xx emily


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