Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earflap Hat...

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So this hat is rather heavy (it must be all those popcorn stitches)

... but OH SO WARM!

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Excuse the Blank Face on my model!

She looks a little disturbing actually... but I'd like to assure you that I haven't wrapped a sheet over the head of one of the kids...

She's a Work In Progress... I'm making my own form, and the paper mache on the head was still a bit damp - I've covered her with a cloth to protect the hat.

I'll chase up some photos to share tomorrow - they'll give you a better idea of what I'm up to.

6 comments:

Marlene said...

I love your popcorn earflap hat. Will you be offering the pattern soon? OR can I purchase it somewhere?
Great hat! I love the colors also.

Lisa said...

That's so cute. It looks like something for a cold day.

Jonnine said...

Wow - that is a great hat! And just in time for the cold snap we are having! You made me laugh at the thought of wrapping your kids in a sheet to act as a model :)

Twigwoman said...

Its a hat fit for a Queen!!!!

Stessy Testa said...

I've just started crocheting and have already learned several things from your blog (no-join fabric strips, center pull yarn ball...) and figured if anyone can answer this question it is you. I just made my first amigurumi teddy bear and am wondering about stuffing. I'd rather recycle than buy stuffing (and if I have to buy I want to use natural fibers not poly-fill). What is a good recycled stuffing? Is there a way to use fabric strips or something similar?

laughing purple goldfish said...

Lisa, Jonnine and Twigwoman ... Thank you!

Marlene... Thank you. The designer is Leslie Nelle-Urinyi from Wool Mountain Studios. Pattern is available for sale here

Stessy Testa... I've yet to find a recycled stuffing which I'm really happy with. I've tried re-using the filling from cushions and pillows, but found the 'fluff' to be too irregularly shaped, and some have had almost a fibre-glassy kind of consistency to it (if that makes sense). If stuffing fabric pieces, I'm happy to use yarn ends, but I worry that they will pull through the holes in knitted/crocheted fabric too easily. I imagine that fabric strips would be too dense and not flexible enough. I still use poly-fill for my toys. You could perhaps use wool rovings? I really haven't researched that avenue at all. If you have any success with alternatives, I would love to hear about it!