Friday, November 25, 2011

Snowblossom hat

This is what I've managed to complete (well, almost) this week. I have much more cut out, but nothing else sewn to show you.

I used the Snowblossom hat tutorial by Rae Hoekstra at Made by Rae.

I eliminated the center front seam and just cut one big piece. Then I added a strap for under the chin, as requested by Courtney. The tutorial was super-easy!

My plan was to add a piece of velcro to fasten the strap on the side. However, the aqua fleece turned out to be not-so-nice, and I don't know if it's even worth finishing. The fleece "snows" little bits of lint from every raw edge (and there are lots of raw edges... the flowers, and the top), and it could get to be a real pain. Plus it would be a disaster if washed. So I need to consult with Courtney's mommy (and Courtney herself) as to whether to add the velcro or just cut off the strap. It's so cute, and I love the blue/brown color combination, but it may just be a tossaway hat.

I have more fleece on the way (hopefully nicer!), and I'll make another hat. I'll call this one my prototype ("muslin"?). But it's not a total waste. It was good to get a feel for size, etc. (and not waste the good stuff if the size wasn't right!). I also have mittens cut out to go with it... more prototypes, which I definitely need for size and fit. So, expect to see more later!


Jessica Jones said...

It's really cute! Love the colors. Too bad about the fuzzies, though. Oh well. The next one will be perfect.

Heather D. said...

Awwww, this is so cute!

Elena said...

This hat is so cute!¡Me gusta muchísimo!
Besos desde Madrid

Heather said...

Oh, it is so cute! That's too bad the fleece isn't as nice as you expected. If nothing else, it would be a cute doll hat! :o)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, everybody!