Winter is hanging on by a thread and I’ve officially got cabin fever. Let’s face it, there’s only so much housework I can stand at once and I’ve run out of TV show marathons on Netflix. So what’s a girl to do when the temperatures remain below zero for days on end? I got crafty… or rather, Betty’s Customs got crafty and I’m here to tell you all about it.
While I dreamed of warmer weather and show season, Betty’s Customs got to crocheting a DIY fly bonnet pattern for ya’ll! Let’s face it, De La Coeur ear bonnets are amazing. Even though I’m not a jumper and have absolutely no reason to put Miles in a fly bonnet, I love them. But spending $200+ on a “just for fun” item isn’t in the budget. Enter Betty’s Customs: my mom knows how to crochet and she’s really quite crafty. So we put our heads together and collaborated to come up with an easy pattern that even novice crocheters could follow.
We used Miles and his barnmates as models, and we’ve perfected a pattern with oversize, regular and cob size options to suit a variety of horses. The pattern, which is a digital PDF file, is now available on my store, The Printable Pony, for purchase. So if you’re as bored as I am waiting for summer, get out your yarn and needle and get to crafting!