Once upon a time, a little inkling of an idea entered my mind. The idea was full of promise, but also filled with challenges.
As time passed, I continued to come back to the idea over and over again. It was an idea I simply couldn’t ignore.
I’m not usually one to write such a demanding pattern….I like my designs to be beautiful, quick, and simple to work up. The pure quality of the final piece and the idea of creating something that could, and would, be passed down from generation to generation was alluring though. So I set out to make my vision come to life.
This gorgeous bonnet is the result.
Don’t be deceived. I put “Heirloom” in the title, because at some point or another while you’re creating this design, you’ll probably send a curse word my way. This project isn’t one to take lightly. Though it’s definitely a beginner pattern, it’s designed to be created only for those most precious in your life…..the new grandbaby on her way, or a piece to bring in the highest price at a charity auction. The work and love that you’ll pour into this project, though, will be worth it. I promise.
The design is written as a “tutorial” style pattern, allowing you to use any size yarn and hook. I provide size charts for all baby and toddler sizes, and I’ll walk you through doing the math to create the perfect size. All you need to do is show up, keep an open mind, and plug in some numbers.
I’ve listed this pattern as free for you. I want anyone who is willing to create this “piece of art”, as I’ve come to think of it, to have the chance. All I ask in return is that you share the link with someone you think might enjoy it too. There are some handy little share buttons at the end of this post that are quite perfect for doing so.
After you share, you can download this gorgeous pattern by clicking here.
Thank you to Belly Beautiful Portraits for the simply stunning image of this beautiful bonnet.