bee in the bonnet

that’s what i had yesterday and it ties in nicely with todays entry ;)

spring flower picking bonnet

spring flower picking bonnet

ingredients:
misti alpaca chunky (soooo soft)
thrifted buttons and tapestry wool
ties made from gwen’s handspun scraps and my hand dyed tweed

adult small/medium

spring flower picking bonnet

my goal with this one was to show off the pretty old buttons. it’s *very* girly.
each time i come up with a new hat pattern, i’ve noticed that i have to re-figure out how to embellish it. for instance, with flat hats, i have the tendency to treat them as a landscape. with round hats, they can be partial landscapes. with these bonnets? i’m not so sure yet.

ben and i thought this one was perfect without any embroidery.

purple pixie hood

purple pixie hood

ingredients:
recycled vest wool (very ugly and late 1980’s, but i LOVE this wool)
ties are hand dyed recycled sweater wool

adult small/medium

purple pixie hood

and lastly, i think this one would be great for someone with lots of hair to come out the back. it has different shaping than the others.

a hood for a winter walk

a hood for a winter walk

ingredients:
debbie bliss donegal tweed chunky
embroidered with inherited wool (blend?  it’s shiny.  i used it because i loved the contrast.  all natural for sure though…)

adult small (although modeled on my medium sized head)

a hood for a winter walk

the first two are from my pattern here.

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5 thoughts on “bee in the bonnet

  1. Cosy… you are becoming quite prolific. How inspiring that you get through this number of projects in the amount of time you do and still manage to blog about it… envy inspiring, that is :)

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