This is a Balmoral style bonnet style, nothing really unique about it. In fact, it’s not quite there, this is a design in progress. Though by knitting it, I’ve experimented with shaping, improvised and learned how to ‘line’ a band seamlessly by doing a provisional cast-on, improvised a horizontally ‘travelling’ i-cord (I honestly don’t know what to call it)…. and learned concentric decreases!!! Oh what fun it’s been figuring all these things out.
I made a fast & flimsy toorie (pom pom) and popped it on it just for the photos. Overall, I’m wondering if the rim is a little too wide, and thinking it’s definitely a little on the floppy side (okay, a lot)… having done a deal of straying from a ‘written’ tam shaping. But, with this experiment I am striving for the classic Balmoral bonnet – slash – Tam O’ Shanter shape.
What do you think?
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Details about project on Ravelry HERE