Finished up Audrey's Sunny Day Bonnet on Sunday and we got a chance to try it out during yesterday's beautiful weather. Well... she didn't love it but we'll work on it. Last year she wore a bonnet all summer and during the winter she loved wearing a hat so I know she'll eventually like this bonnet.
I used Made by Rae's Peekaboo Bonnet pattern (that I tested out way back). I love that this pattern is reversible and relatively easy to sew, this took me about 2 hours to complete on a rainy day. I hate interface and luckily this pattern doesn't call for any but I assume you can add some to the brim if you want it to be more stiff. There is piping on one side and I matched it with bias tape for the tie. I don't like "stitching in the ditch" along the bias tape to the inner fabric and think that I could probably construct the inside and outside separately and then sew seams around the brim and neck (sort of like making a pillow) and get rid of the extra stitching. Any who now I am just rambling!
I am going to try to make one of these using the waterproof diaper PUL with a breathable athletic wicking jersey on the inside so Audrey can have a rain bonnet.
have a wonderful day!