I mentioned that I am doing an online concertina hat course. This is the hat from the lesson. I did not quite follow the lesson for the previous hat I made as I had made one already that I hadn’t been happy with and so it was modified. This one also didn’t quite turn out how I wanted as I feel that the percentage rates given were not quite correct, though I followed them anyway. I thought the resist was too big.
In any event, I am learning to adapt. This hat is made from blue and turquoise merino with sparkly threads and a silk blend. I would have liked more of the dark blue, but there was no way I could shrink it anymore and had to cut some off. Though in hindsight, I could have made a hat with a wider brim. Live and learn. In fact, with every make, I learn something new. This was also the first time I made a brooch. I made up some felt from the same colors in the hat and then when it was still damp, I cut shapes from a cookie cutter. I then found a nice button and some beads and stitched it all together. Easy peasy! Here is what it looks like on. Please note that this is not a selfie. I am merely trying to take a photo of the hat! 🙂
It’s quite jaunty and snazzy! Not the best look with a fleece, but I would wear it out and about with slightly smarter clothes!