Raising Funds To Support The Charlotte Mason Archives


Dear readers, I recently shared with you of my visits to the Armitt Library in Ambleside, the English Lake District, so that I could make available to you a PDF of the Nature Notebook of Monica Watson; a student at Miss Mason’s House of Education.

The library is responsible for the conservation of the archives from both Miss Mason herself, and the House of Education, and, as a charity, relies solely on donations to keep it open and functioning.

It is with this in mind that I share with you this rather unusual post for the Raising Little Shoots blog: I have been busy knitting some wee bonnets, which I am offering up for sale, the proceeds of which will go entirely to the Armitt Library and Museum.

I do hope that this would be pleasing to Miss Mason. She was a believer in the art of creating meaningful items with our own hands, and taught us to dress our children appropriately for the weather, so we could spend as much time out of doors as possible, so I do believe that she would somewhat approve!

Details are for each bonnet are below. Please do share this post with anyone who may be interested in supporting the Armitt Library and its work.


Meadow Orchid Bonnet ~ 0-3 Months, possibly up to 6 months. Dusky pink. 


Forget Me-Not Bonnet ~ 0-3 Months, possibly up to 6 months. Sky Blue.


Wild Angelica Bonnet ~ 1-2 years. Sea foam green/blue. *Sold*


Lichen Bonnet ~ 2-3 years, possibly up to 5 years. Deep forest green. *Sold*

A huge thank you to Martina for allowing me to use her lovely Maude Bonnet pattern to knit this lace beauty.

The bonnets are £24 each, payable via PayPal. Each one is hand-knit from soft, pure wool. Hand wash only. I have done my very best to represent the colours accurately. Please be aware that the colour may appear slightly different on your device.

Postage will cost £2:40 for 1st Class Signed For within the UK

£4.75 for International Standard (Approx 5-7 working days) to the US

Please contact me for rates to other countries.

If you are interested, please email me directly at: lynnseddonhs@gmail.com

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! The Armitt is very dear to my heart.

The Armitt Library and Museum Centre is a registered charity, number 1054762

You may donate here at the Armitt website: Armitt Donations


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