Friday, January 4, 2013

Pat in the Hat

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
After saying I don't wear hats...I made some.  I thought I'd give it a try with some knit fabric a friend gave me.  I remembered I did have a few patterns for hats that came along with coats/jackets.   So I looked them up and settled on two that looked do-able.   Testing, One, Two...Ready?

First Hat with button flower added that came from...

the center of beret style, Second Hat
You know I'm not going to waste a perfectly good circle of leftover fabric.   My first foray into sewing with knits happened a week or so ago when I made a top out of another gorgeous print from E's leftover stash.  You can see it on my Clothes for Winter page.  I even bought one of those double needles to use with it.  I don't know why I've avoided knits all this time...I guess I always thought they would be clingy or itchy.  Not necessarily true.  What do you think of knits?  To wear or to sew...


17 comments:

  1. Wonderful hat, it makes a whole outfit, and I bet it iluminate and britens you day.
    You are fascinating, dear Pao.
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    1. I remind myself of Annie Hall in it. Whether that's a good or bad thing...eh, who knows?

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  2. I think it's poifect!! Of course you can wear hats. You're an artist for heaven's sake!! No really, you do look good in this style.

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    1. Oh, there's two hats. Well, you good darn good in both!

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    2. Yes, they're both out of the same fabric - I was testing driving 'em.

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  3. Very nice hats! They look warm and stylish.

    Love knits - both to sew and to wear! The larger portion of my garments are knits.

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    1. Well, I bow to your experience, Louisa.

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  4. Adorable hats! Love the one with the buttonflower. I recently thrifted a knit hat. It was brand new and looked like I could slouch it. My head is often too small for most hats, but I like the one I got because I can fold or slouch it and I can put it in the wash if need be.

    I don't love sewing knits. My favorite thing to sew is denim or corduroy. I'm sure I'd love to work with leather if I had a better machine. I am not a fan of working with the flimsy stuff (and I say that as someone who primarily works with silk - I like the thick stuff!)

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    1. My poor machine. Being cavalier, I've sewn over multiple painted canvases as part of my artwork... tsk, tsk.

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  5. That's a fabulous hat!
    Vix brought you and your cleverness to my attention a while back....thanks for dropping by my blog!X

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    1. My pleasure Helga, you are a wild thang fer sure! I'll be back.

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  6. Both are great on you, and I especially love #1! I'm also glad to see your face - hi Pat!!! There you are!

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    1. Yes, but can you see my eyes?! I mean other than the dark circles under them...

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  7. You are absolutely fabulous in hats and Pat in the Hat, so clever, so Project Minima.

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    1. Ah, from the high priestess of hats, I am most honored.

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