Doeling Bonnet

by Daisy

I’ve never been one to stitch for my chicks, but my baby goat’s horn removal wounds looked like they could use a little cushioning.

So, here’s the most ridiculous pattern I’ve ever written:

Ivory’s Little Goat Bonnet

Lilly worsted weight, G needle

Ch 10 and join in a circle with sl st.
Ch 20 and join last ten in a circle with a sl st.

It will look like this O———-O

Sc the middle 10 stitches back and forth for 10 rows.
Fasten off.

Chin strap:
Ch 5
Sc in the base of one ear loop.
Sc evenly down the short side.
Ch 5 and join to the ch 5 tail with a sl stitch, making a triangle.
Ch 15 and join to the base of the other ear loop.
Sc evenly down the short side.
Ch 5 and join to main ch 5 stitches down.
Fasten off.

In case that was bananas, here’s a pic:
Now, I suppose this contraption could be used for any animal in need of head gear, just the dimensions would need to be altered.

To wear, slip chin strap under first, pull up bonnet and position, pull ears through the loops. Waa-laa!


P.S. Who on earth is ever going to use this pattern???? HAHAHAHAHA!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Teresa August 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

You are too funny! And ingenius too! You aren’t alone: my mom has made fleece ear covers for calves in the winter, so they don’t get frostbite. I will have to show her your website – she will get a giggle from this pattern for sure! Maybe she’ll even take up knitting again!
Take care!

Ivory Soap August 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

@Teresa–livestock necessities are the mother of bizarre inventions. HA!

Darci November 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

That is quite possibly the cutest picture I have ever seen.

Megan January 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

That is so wonderful! We have goats too, and didn’t dehorn last year- we think it damages nerves and health for life, but will need to from now on because we are going to be selling all kids and they are all show quality. But that is a wonderful idea, I think I will make a bunch- 16 would cover the possible kids we get this year! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

Jennifer February 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm

What a great pattern!!! I crocheted a little “goat coat” for our indoor bottle baby. She is small for her age and has been having trouble keeping warm in the house. I took the idea from a winter dog coat I made for our hunting dog. She looks so cute in it and she likes wearing it!

Susan April 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

This may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

maryethal June 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

lmmffao do you ever feel like you have way too much time on your hands ? i thought i was getting bad when i started making toys and a bed for the cat and sweaters for the neighbors dog but crocheting for the goat !!!! we are just too too cool and crafty !! keep up the good work !!!

Diane September 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

this is not as stupid as it looks,Ihave been looking for a similar pattern to this that is not working properly and maybe a small change like this pattern may work,I want it for my dog who has long hair and it keeps falling in his face and when you put it on his head tuch up the hair into it and he can then see properly
thank you

LJ June 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Where was this pattern when I had baby goats and could have used this?? Very clever. I will have to remember this for when I have goats again, because I WILL have goats again one day. I said so. 😉

LSFarm July 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I have momma goat separated from her recently dehorned triplets as we speak, as she won’t leave the sites alone and I have had too many kids badly licked by Momma. I wish I had thought to look this up prior to dehorning as it would save me many sleepless nights! Just what I need to keep Momma from licking. Great idea!

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