Handkerchief Baby Bonnet Poem to Personalize Your Bonnet

Personalize one of our beautiful handkerchief bonnets with a poem that makes you smile and brings back fond memories.

1. First read the poems to find one you love!

2. A picture of each of our bonnets can be found in the left column of this page. Click on the bonnet to learn more details and then buy!

3. Want to to see more details about all of the bonnets before you buy? Select your poem and CLICK HERE!


Keepsake Handkerchief Baby Bonnet • #1

  • This charming little keepsake holds a magic all its own,
    As now it is a bonnet for your baby's first trip home.
    Or use it for the Christening, an occasion very dear,
    When friends and family join together and loved ones gather near.
    Then keep it as a treasure, for here's the magic key,
    By snipping a few stitches, a hanky it will be.

  • A hanky to be carried many years from now,
    As the bride walks down the aisle to pledge her wedding vows.
    Whether carried by your daughter or your son's new bride-to-be,
    It will mean much more as “something old” because it's charmed with memories.

Hankie Bonnet Poem • #2

  • I am just a little hankie, as square as can be,
    But with a stitch or two, they've made a bonnet out of me.
    I'll be worn home from the hospital, and on special days,
    And then I'll be carefully pressed and neatly packed away.

  • Then on the wedding day, I've been told,
    Every well dressed Bride must have something old.
    So what would be more fitting than to find Little Ole Me?
    A few stitches snipped and a wedding handkerchief I will be!

  • And if per chance, it is a boy, someday he'll wed,
    And to his Bride he'll present the handkerchief once worn upon his head

Baby Bonnet Hanky Poem • #3

  • This little gift is meant to bring joy
    Whether the child be girl or boy
    The little hat is just the size for a baby newborn
    So, home from the hospital the hat will be worn.

  • Now when the baby is fully grown
    The future of the hat will be known,
    It's a hankie made from fabric so fine
    And meant for the wedding at some future time.

  • For the girl, it will serve for “something old”.
    For the boy, it's for his lovely bride to hold.
    I hope this gift brings delight and cheer
    Because, after all, it's for the baby dear!

Irish Hankie Bonnet Verse • #4

  • I'm a lacy hankie, As pretty as can be.
    With a bit of stitching, A bonnet has been made out of me.
    To be worn home from the hospital - Or perhaps on my Christening Day.
    Please cherish and pack me away.

  • Then on her wedding day, A few stitches snipped
    And a wedding hankie I'll be.
    And if by chance it is a boy, Someday he will wed and to his bride
    He can present this hankie, Once worn upon his little Irish head.

Keepsake Handkerchief Bonnet • #5

  • I'm a lacy hankie, As pretty as can be.
    With a bit of stitching, A bonnet has been made out of me.
    To be worn home from the hospital - Or perhaps on my Christening Day.
    Please cherish and pack me away.

  • Then on her wedding day, A few stitches snipped
    And a wedding hankie I'll be.
    And if by chance it is a boy, Someday he will wed and to his bride
    He can present this hankie, Once worn upon his head.

Hanky Bonnet Poem • #6

  • A tiny square of linen, and a dainty edge of lace
    Designed into a bonnet to frame a Baby's face.
    After Baby's worn it, fold and tuck away.
    It will become a hanky for Baby's Wedding Day.

  • If the Baby is a boy - On the day he should marry,
    This will be “something old” for his joyful Bride to carry.

Magic Hanky Bonnet • #7

  • Here's a small bonnet that's sweetly styled
    Especially for the Christening Child.
    And on the day the child is to marry
    The bonnet's a hanky the bride may carry.

Handkerchief Baby Bonnet Poem • #8

  • I'm just a little Handkerchief, quite square as you can see,
    But with a stitch or two they made a bonnet out of me.
    I'll be worn home from the hospital or on the Christening Day:
    Then neatly pressed and folded I'll be carefully packed away.

  • On her wedding day a bride must have, traditionally, something old...
    Good luck, good health and happiness it brings her, so it's told.
    Then what could be more pleasant than to unpack little me,
    To snip a stitch or two and find her handkerchief I'll be.

  • And if I'm first worn by a boy, he'll surely someday wed:
    Then he can give his lovely bride the Hanky worn on his head

Irish Bonnet to Elegant Handkerchief • #9

  • This tiny square of linen,
    with its dainty Irish lace,
    was designed to be a bonnet,
    to frame a baby’s face.

  • Then, after Baby’s worn it,
    snip the ribbons and tuck it away,
    to become an heirloom handkerchief,
    for Baby’s wedding day.

  • And since your baby is a son,
    on the day that he shall marry,
    this gift will become the “something old,”
    for his joyful bride to carry.

Bride Handkerchief Baby Bonnet • #10

  • Here's a small bonnet that's sweetly styled
    Especially for the Christening Child
    And on the day the child is marry
    The bonnet's a hanky the bride may carry














































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