Today I created the prettiest newborn baby bonnet – my very FIRST baby bonnet. I have not had previous success in finding an “Amanda-Friendly” pattern until I found DoodleBopperz on Etsy. I have been aiming to create a variety of lovely props for parents and photographers that are affordable and quality. I recall reading an article interview on a blog some time back where the interviewer had asked photographers in particular what they were looking for when seeking out new props; the answer was simple – quality that didn’t break the budget. I am a lifestyle photographer ( Evermore Keepsakes | EMK Facebook ) and as I began my journey into children’s portraits I wanted to add a touch of personality. I completely understood the frustrations of the photographers who were interviewed – props are expensive, especially those of handmade quality. Now please DO NOT mis-understand me – I support all handmade artists and would fully encourage people to purchase handmade over mass production; however – as I stated from standing on both sides of the fences and working on a budget I had to be diligent and creative in how I went about expanding my prop collection. That is how Lil Bug Crochet & Knits came to be.
Back to this particular pattern. I have had no success in finding a free baby bonnet pattern that worked out the way it was supposed to so I turned to Etsy and discovered DoodleBooperz. Donna’s patterns are very fairly priced. The specific pattern I purchased was the Vintage Bonnet. It was an immediate download and came as .PDF file. The pattern itself is very clearly written in basic crochet terminology. She even included photos to give the crocheter an idea of what the project should look like. This pattern is so user-friendly and would work for any level of crochet. But, in particular I thought about beginners and how it feels to get past the scarf and granny squares. This would make a great project for a beginner.
In conclusion – I intend to make more bonnets of many varieties. I have posted this particular project within my Etsy shop.
~ Lil Bug Crochet and Knits ~ Etsy Shop
I have also collected some FREE crochet baby bonnet patterns in case you find the immediate need to pull out yarn and a hook. Please feel free to leave your comments and if you should have a favorite pattern, share the link.
Vintage Inspired Bonnet – Hatting Madly Crochet
Vintage Bonnet Pixie Hat – Knot your Nana’s Crochet
Blackberry Salad Stripped Bonnet – Moogly Blog
Toot Sweet Newborn Bonnet – Moogly Blog
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