This cap consists of three pieces; two sides and one center piece. Mrs. G., as well as I, fully lined the cap for ease of construction and added warmth. If desired, I suppose you could finish the inner seams with baby binding or felling for a one-layer cap but I do like the ease of fully lining it. It does not take long at all to make!
As is, this pattern should be about the right size for 0-6 months. To make it fit my currently-8-month old baby boy I added 1/2" around all edges and sewed the pieces with a 1/4" seam. This made a cap that fit well with a little room for growing.
I made mine from a white-striped white cotton.
Please click on the link to take you to each pattern piece. Save the files to your computer and print at 100%.
Pin sides to center piece, right sides together, easing side pieces as necessary to fit center piece. (You should not need to run easing stitches - I simply evenly pinned mine out and it came out pucker-free). Stitch.
If lining your cap, repeat this process for the lining.
Trim seam allowances. Press seams to one side. (I pressed towards the center as it seemed the best way to do it).
Pin lining to cap, right sides together. Sew all around cap edge, leaving the portion between the back neck seams free.
Trim seam allowances and turn cap right sides out. Press neatly. Press under your seam allowance at back neck opening to the inside and slip stitch closed. If desired, top stitch bonnet around edge to stabilize it.
Attach ties at chin point on each side of cap. I used tape for mine but self fabric ties should work well, too.
If desired, embellish with embroidery, lace, etc. I whip stitched some lace around the face edge for my baby's cap. The possibilities are quite endless!
Put on baby and enjoy!