Made this sweet bonnet with larger thread size 20, her new born bonnet was size 80. Now that she is older a durable stronger size is nice too. My daughter acclimated her to wearing hats and bands by keeping her in those pretty bands since she was born. I was amazed. she kept the bonnet on very long time. I was unhappy my children didn't like hats and I see that I never got them used to them from the start.
Bonnets that are tatted are very light, and a lot or babies don't mind them The dress has some tatting on the pockets and bought the collar on E bay a while ago, I do admire all kinds of lace.
Little Daphne came this summer with her brother and mom and we all had a wonderful time. Her mom say's this makes a great 4th of July outfit cause she looks like Betsy Ross, the woman with creative talent to make the American Flag. She impressed them all with her quick and easy way to cut out a 5 pointed star. If you have the want to make the bonnet it goes by faster than you think all the netting goes by quickly and a doily for the back. I used a Bonnet that was sewn and very plain for the size I wanted, and laid the one shuttle strip at the front across the fabric bonnet. This was fun and easy to do that when I was done I made a second with the size 80 after a purchased a new born size bonnet. And a third pink one. (Buying a pattern would have worked to Ha Ha)
This is the collar from bought for outfit.
Hard to see but this is strip that the shuttle is on, then I tat that to the little piece at top by counting and dividing spaces on strip with available picots on back of head piece. (pink in size 80)
This is closer view of the strip sorry I was selling shuttle and this can be distracting (That large tatting by fish tail was on of my first tatting I ever did part of an angel unfinished).
The size 80 bonnet, later when on baby I took a tuck and stitched it down just where ribbon goes at bonnet bottom edge. This fitted it more to her head but this could have been done just when weaving ribbon in too.