"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey

Monday, February 13, 2012

While I'm wrestling with shirt sleeves..here's a hat

You all know...well you should know I can sew hats, bags and quilts in my sleep. To quote someone from a sewing forum 'quilts *always* fit'. And as I'm testing my brain power to try to get the sleeves to work on my shirt (It's definitely the sleeves, I managed to find half an inch each side seam and now the body of the shirt fits nicely but as soon as sleeves are added I have trouble.) I decided to make something simple....to reassure me I can actually sew.
So I chose to do this hat. I used up more of that green material (its never ending it seems...but I paid a lot for it I'm going to use it....and it is nice to sew with, I'm just not keen on the colour.)

I decided to make a little bow with some off cuts to make it more feminine. Might look nice with a 40's suit (in gabardine)? It fits me but sits on the back of the head rather than more forward as I like my winter hats to do (keeping your ears warm) so might be a summer hat. I also added some loops of embroidery thread (in green so not easily noticeable) so that I can use bobby pins to secure the hat more easily. What do you think?


  1. Ah yeah! It looks lovely. I used to make berets before, but haven't in a long time. But I think it's about time, because none of my hats seems to fit well enough these days. They're just overused I think.
    That's a lovely description you've been using, I'm VERY tempted to make one of those for myself now!

    1. ooh, go on make one. We can both wear out hats to M&M. :)

    2. I know, that's what I was thinking too, lol!