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« on: May 25, 2006 01:06:29 PM »

My friend wants me to make her a little knitted bonnet.  But, I can only find baby patterns.  Any ideas for adult bonnets?

« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006 01:09:10 PM »

there is a cute pattern is SNB Nation
(it is furry - but you could knit it up w/o the fun fur)

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006 11:58:56 PM »

http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/godey/images/picsfashion.html has several nice patterns down at the bottom of the page for several bonnets/opera hoods, all from the Godey's Lady's Book (Victorian patterns).  I haven't tried the hoods, but I knit the mitten/wristlets for my Antebellum American Culture class as part of my final project. It takes some careful reading (they assume a lot Wink ), but the patterns do seem to be pretty complete.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006 04:32:55 AM »

you could also just use a baby pattern in a larger gauge. Babies heads aren't actually that much smaller than adults so with a bit of swatching it would probably work out well.

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