This week while continuing to work on my patterns, I also continue to amuse myself with other stuff, (read continued on with Bristols winter wardrobe). I had seen a lot of "hats" as distinct from beanies on the internet, so I picked three and made one of each.
The first one which I have named the "Navigator" (after that film the Navigator by Vincent Ward.) as the hats creator didn't give it a name as such, ( "up cycled boys hats" ) Cheeky ae?!?
The Navigator looks okay, it got the thumbs up from Dave.
I made it from scrap sweat shirt knits and fleece and the red and white knit has zero stretch, so I reckon it will fit like a helmet rather than a hat.
I pinked the raw edges on the binding and hand sewed the binding to the hat, for a rustic look and pinked a couple of circles for the thing- a- me-gig on the front.
The pattern is from I am Momma hear me roar. I'm going to make this one again, in stretchy knits and I will shape it up the sides more as its looks boxy to me.
The second hat is a "bonnet". It was simple and very straight forward to make. Again I made it from sweat shirt knit, that has a little stretch. Looks good me thinks.
The pattern was from Schnabelina found on Farbenmix.
Finally I made a head band scarf. I tried the one from Kerstin Husovic as I liked the piece she had put in the middle, between the headband and the scarf, it seemed to give it more shape. Its a very easy make, and I but I am a bit hmm about the end result of this one. I think it's some thing you have to see worn.
I think its the colourways I'm not liking.
Believe it or not I don't like that floral fabric. It sings old lady to me. I was talked into buying it, talked into making a dress (which was yuk and I tossed) and I think I should just get rid of it finally.
Anyways, the pattern is Prinzessin Aleyna from Kerstin Husovic found on her blog.
But hey, I have not finished with hats yet:
- The white bonnet needs some embroidery,
- And because I can't resist fiddling, me thinks and I think a frank-en hat, made out of the bonnet body and the navigator hat ear flaps piece will probably be my ..... crowning glory!?
Summary: Where to find Patterns
- Navigator "up cycled boys hats" I am Momma hear me roar
- Bonnet from Schnabelina found on Farbenmix.
- Scarf headband- Prinzessin Aleyna from Kerstin Husovic found on her blog.
PS all these patterns are supplied by the authors for free / gratis / libre / gratuit