I am focusing on making hats to go with the scarves and neck collars I made last year. As I was putting out my scarves on the display rack, I was thinking about re-working some of them – primarily the neck cowls. Here is the cowl I re-worked.
I made a second one, but I will be keeping it for myself. I just cut the scarf in half and healed the edges. This is what it looks like now.
The brooches that I made for the craft fair came in really handy. I cut the second cowl to the same size and ended up with enough left over to make a matching brooch. I think these short neck scarves look really lovely with a brooch. I am really pleased with how they look now. In fact, I liked the scarf so much that I decided to make a hat to go with it. I have so much of this scarf fabric that it would have been a shame not to use it.
I made up a new hat template for a medium sized hat form. I am trying to make a variety of hat sizes and not just for people with small heads, like me. I used mostly the same colors of merino wool, sari silk fibers and wool locks. The wool locks I used came from World of Wool. Unfortunately, the quality is not that great, but it is good enough to make texture. This is what I cam up with.
And here is what it looks like as a set.
The set is actually more vibrant in person. Just trying to get a great photo at this time of year is almost impossible. In any event, there will be more hats on the horizon.