Before I go on to the actual project I feel the need to say HELLO to new followers! I’m slightly in awe to have some. I started this little blog only by putting some self-doubt and insecurities aside. In fact, I have a post all queued up to publish tomorrow about the top 5 reasons I shouldn’t be a craft blogger. To get online this morning and see that my simple little post about making chalkboard paint had four hundred and fifty-five page views, less than 48 hours after posting, about gave me a heart attack. So even if I don’t reply personally to every single comment ever, and even if you get bored and stop following me because I’m not a super craft guru, know that I appreciate every single one of you. For reals.
It’s snowing at Nerd HQ today, and the offspring didn’t have a warm enough hat. She has a little kitty hat that I crocheted (which will be featured after I finally get around to sewing the pink felt inside the ears), but it does let in a little air. This hasn’t been a problem before with a hood, but she’s had an ear infection and I wanted to be extra-sure she was protected. I would probably have gone the lazy route and bought a hat months ago, but she is tiny (17 1/2lbs at 14 months) and all the hats at the store are huge. Luckily we had some adorable scrap fleece from making her a knotted fleece blanket. The blankie had also been a result of her tiny size- she coveted mine, but often tripped herself trying to drag it around. Now she has a blankie that gets carried everywhere and one of the cutest hats I’ve ever seen. Best yard of fleece I’ve ever bought.
I started with the Pigtail Hat from Infarrantly Creative. Originally the idea was to make the top a little longer so I could tie ribbons around the corners instead of making pigtails, but as it turned out I made the top too long. Instead, I gathered the whole top of the hat and added a ruffle. It’s very pom-pom-esque. I love when an experiment goes completely right.
I love the ruffle over the seam, too.
I just love the hat! Maybe if I had enough fleece I’d try to make one for myself, but I guess I’ll have to stick with my panda hat. A girl only needs one hat that makes strangers question her age anyway.