Let's just say, next time I'll just buy one!!!
(This was a horrible, horrible project! I learned about making bonnets at the Living History Conference at TITP last year -- didn't seem so bad. I don't know what I did wrong with this bonnet. Maybe I cut out the wrong pieces because they just didn't seem to fit correctly together. I can't really remember because I started this almost a year ago. You can see I've been procrastinating. You're only getting one picture because it's so bad. I started with the intent to do the whole thing by hand, but when the materials got so thick, I pulled out the hot glue gun. Hot glue just isn't very forgiving. So much work to end up with something I'm not that satisfied with! Oh well. Maybe I can make one again someday when the kids aren't so little.)
2/12/11: I just found someone who made this same bonnet out of cardboard and duct tape!! They give all the pros and cons aboutmaking it this way, too.