Friday, January 12, 2007

Barn Bonnet

The cold weather and the ice storm is just a little ways off. In preparation, I got my Barn Bonnet done last night except for the ties which I finished this morning.
Many years ago I had made one of these barn bonnets from some homespun camel hair that I had. It was such a nice warm hat to wear when doing chores. The little flap on the neck kept the chill out.
I used a store bought moth proofed yarn for this one, as the moths had taken a few bites from the old one.
I have some spun angora rabbit hair that I hope to make another barn bonnet with.
The pattern is simple and worked up fast. It comes from the winter 1993 issue of Spin-Off magazine

my new barn bonnet on top of the wood pile in the living room

7 comments:

Patti said...

That looks so cozy!!! it gets a bit chilly here in north Iowa ...6 degrees right now..brrrrrrr

JoAnn said...

Patty, you are so multi-talented.
JoAnn TN

Gina said...

That barn bonnet is so sweet. Can you tell me where you found the pattern.

Patty said...

Hi Gina, it comes from the winter issue of a 1993 Spin-Off magazine. The orignal pattern calls for a picot edge around the face but I did a roll on this one since it makes it look a bit more modern.

Caryn Verell said...

Dear Patty, Would you be willing to give the barn bonnet instructions? I could sure use something like that to wear in the warehouse where I work.

smilnsigh said...

It's now the 13th. I hope you weathered the ice storm, well. Oh I do so dislike ice storms. -sigh-

I suppose therefore, I should stop whining about no snow. :-)

'MN'

Little Jenny Wren said...

I love the barn bonnet. I will have to study the picture and have a go at making one myself.

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