Friday, June 3, 2011

Regency Drawn Bonnet... Pattern and Tutorial

Sorry that's its taken me so long to start this tutorial. Better late than never I guess. :)

I'm not the best at photoshop, sorry if the pattern is blotchy. I simply scanned my pellon pattern multiple times and saved them as one big image. The pellon is printed with 1x1 squares. (no idea what that means in metric!) You can either print it on a transparency and scale it up that way, or if your good, print it out and tape it together with your printer, or you can do the tried and true, "draw by grid" like we learned in school. :)

This is my pattern:

To make this bonnet you will need:

finely woven linen about 3/4 of a yard
a remnant of silk organza, or fine cotton organdy about 15 x 15 inches square
a hank of peaches and creme crochet cotton
a bodkin, tapestry needle or upholstery needle, or a long piece of craft wire 24" folded in half. (this is the tool you will need to pull the crochet cotton cording through it's channels.
a 1/8" rolled hem foot... you can of course do this by hand.

I don't include a pattern piece for the tie. So in explanation, the tie is a 4" wide length of linen fabric, 80" long... it's two 40 1/2" pieces with a seam at the center back (1/2" seam allow). The center front edges have been turned under in such a way that the edge is pointed.

Where the bonnet is attached to the hat... 9 1/4 on either side of the C.B seam (18 1/2" total) the tie is folded in half with a 1/2 seam allowance attaching the tie to the hat. The total width of the tie will be 1.5". The remaining length of fabric 21 1/2" will have it's raw edges finished with an 1/8 rolled hem foot. You should over lap the rolled hem into the area that is attached to the hat.

I'm going to leave off there.... time to pick the kiddo up from school! This is enough to get you started though. Those of you who've made projects like this before don't need the rest and those that haven't can at least get everything cut out before our next installment... hopefully tomorrow! :)


  1. Does 1x1 mean 1 inch x 1 inch ? In metric it would be 1,24cm x 1,24cm.

    Thanks for the pattern !

  2. heileen, every measurement I give is in inches. :) so yep, 1x1 is 1 inch squared. Thanks for the metric conversion! I hope you make the bonnet up, and share the picies when your done.

  3. Oooh, Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to give it a go.

  4. I hope to make one of these someday, and it's nice that you make it look easy, and so perfect.

  5. Thank you so much! This is exactly what I need for someday, but I'm afraid I'll have to wait for the next installment - precisely because I need it. :-)

    1. Oops, I missed the dates, I don't have to wait, hoorray! :D
      But, seriously, it *really* is 2,54 x 2,54. I hope there have not been too many frustrated metric users over the years!