Pattern Review: Simplicity 2908 Baby Bonnet

I am on a hunt for a summer sun hat for my one year old Baby Girl.
This is the bonnet I started with, the C option, and I changed a lot, maybe even more than 1/2 the hat. I was completely in love with it while I was picking out all the fabric and notions, and even more so while I was sewing it.
I put it on her and, no love, the love was gone… Next pattern.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a beautiful bonnet, and I adore the detailing. I just think I need something that fits her personality a little more.

On to the actual pattern review. 

Click on the picture to the left to view the pattern at the Simplicity Website. 

Pattern Description: This pattern had no description, so I”ll overview. The pattern is for 6 different hat/bonnet styles for little girls from birth to about 2, depending on head measurement. The sizing goes from a 17″ to 20″, and sizes are on the inch in between those measurements.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

The hat itself did look like bonnet style I chose to make (option C), I did make lots of alterations, so there is no appliqued piece inside the brim of the bonnet. But, the overall shape of the hat was the same.

Written Instructions: The written instructions were very easy to follow; specific, easy to follow along with, and lots of pictures.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how there are several different styles to chose from within one pattern. I also like that it’s easy to alter.

Fabric Used: I used cotton eyelet that has a decorative trim instead of selvage on one side.


Level Of Difficulty: I would say Beginner Intermediate, maybe even Beginner if you don’t do any alterations.
 
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not do the applique in the front of the brim, instead I used eyelet and made my fabric fit the piece so I could utilize the border from the eyelet fabric. I made fabric ties instead of using ribbon. And, I added 3 trims to the top of the hat (my favorite part).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew it again, and plan to make a different style next.

Conclusion: Good pattern, doesn’t require any crazy amounts of anything (fabric, trim, etc.). Very clear instructions with plenty of pictures. Very cute!

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