Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The females of our house need new hats. My little chickens' heads have grown since last summer, and I just want a change from my old lightweight camping hat.
This cat-furred hat is made from the free pattern provided by the Honda Quilt Fair, found thanks to mejika who made their lovely apple.
It's in Japanese so I had to make some guesses. I added a seam allowance when cutting out the pattern pieces as it looked small. This one is still a snug fit on my head, but unfortunately too big for Miss Hannah. I used interfacing throughout, but it probably only needed it for the brim. The other change I would make would be to the shape of the top of the hat. It's a little too tall and straight for my liking.
There's a version 2 on my to-do list, which I will aim at fitting one of the girls. But it will have to wait a little as I'm trying to set up shop!