So what is it about bonnets that strikes my fancy? Firstly, those vintage vibes and how sweet kids look in them. Second, since most of the nicest bonnets are hand-made by talented artisans, there's a sense of tradition that you don't get with mass-produced clothes.
If you thought that bonnets were for Summer only, guess again! Many makers are creating bonnets for all seasons, including warm and cozy bonnets that can keep your child comfortable on chilly days. Some of these bonnets are sewn out of wool fabric and lined in cotton. Others are knitted out of a variety of merino wool or wool blends. Still others are sewn out of beautiful cotton fabrics and lined in warm fleece. There are classic style rounded bonnets and pixie bonnets, which I can't get enough of!
If you ever shopped on Etsy for hand-made items, you may well know that it's a community full of incredibly talented people. While there are literally hundreds of choices for every taste and budget, I wanted to show you some of my personal favorites.
And remember, when you buy from a small business, an ACTUAL person does a little happy dance!
Susan knits heirloom quality bonnets and baby clothes out of the softest merino wool and wool-cashmere yarns. She welcomes custom orders and if you have something special in mind, just message her! Ships worldwide from United Kingdom. See all styles in her Etsy shop.
Jane hand-knits these vintage style hats out of Merino wool and ships worldwide from Scotland, UK. There are many gorgeous colors and styles to choose from. Check out the entire range in the Etsy shop and on Instagram.
Handmade wool bonnets lined in cotton. Alison of Rain People creates on Vancouver Island and ships worldwide. Custom orders are welcome! See more colors and styles in her Etsy shop.
Kaylee of Foothill Fawn, creates unique hats and kids clothes out of vintage fabrics. All designs are hand-made in California. See more styles in her Shop and on Instagram.
Anna hand-knits exquisite bonnets out of natural yarns and ships worldwide from Arlington, Tennessee. Check out all styles and color options in her Etsy shop and on her Instagram page.