I've been seeing these for a while and I figured I'd give it a go. After several tries, I've finally got a bit of a pattern. It does require the ability to crochet basic stitches and good eyesight (this is heckin small crochet!).
2.00 MM hook
sc - single crochet
ch - chain
st - stitch
lilo - stitch's human
sc2tog - single chain 2 together ( a basic decrease stitch)
mr- magic ring
3s into mr (3)
Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in each st across (6)
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in last st (8)
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in last st (10)
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in last st (12)
Ch 1, sc in next st, chain 4, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, chain 4, skip 2 st, sc in last 2 st.
Ch 1, sc in each st across (16)
*This is the border, if you want another color border, this is where you change colors* Don't turn, ch 2, sc in same st, sc across until you reach the mr, sc ch1 sc in mr, sc in each st until the next corner, sc ch1 sc in same st, sc across and slst into ch1.
Finish off, don't weave in this end, it is one of your ties. Tie a piece to the other side and weave in the short piece to make the two ties. Make sure they are long enough to tie under horse's chin.
It should fit relatively well for lady phase/ fleet street max molds.
Cut out ear shaped bits of fabric as shown.
Fraycheck the edges.
Either glue or sew the outer edge for form an ear shape. I sewed. Leave a little room at bottom for sewing to the bonnet.
Cut a slit opposite to where you sewed
Sew to the bonnet. Done!
version 2 I want a more pointy shape to the bonnet and less bulk in the back maybe? Also I really need to get a more ear-ish shape for the ear sleeves.
Walmart discontinued the *perfect* tack box a few months ago, which left me scrambling for a new one. I found one at hobby lobby but it was just not quite the right size. Either it would be too big and flimsy or I would have to par down the box to keep the quality high. I chose the second option but that required a bit more work. But now I can unveil it!
It holds 8 saddles and blankets!
And a whopping 16 halters/ Bridles using my cool bridle racks!
I even put a custom handle on because why not. Actually it's because the handles that the boxes come with are pretty fragile... I had one break from me just pulling the box off the shelf.
And for an extra charge, I'll put a custom nameplate on.
The next order to go through my shop will be my 100th order and I am so excited! When I started out this etsy shop about 2 years ago, I couldn't have imagined how much of a part of my life it would be. I usually spend the better part of my evenings and weekends fulfilling orders and creating new and exciting things! It's just so amazing to come this far and I am so grateful to all the people who helped and encouraged me on the way. If you're curious, order number 100 definitely might get some cool goodies, after all you only hit that number once!