ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Create a Hat just for you!

Wow, I am getting great ideas for hats - I want to make them all!!!! For those who didn't read yesterday - you design a hat and if selected in my giveaway, I'll make if for you!!!!

Here's an idea from Susie at Diggin In The Dirt. She wanted a hat with daisy's on it.

I worked up this child's hat as a demo - I like it.
Don't worry Susie, I'm working on the daisy's for a tassel. The baby hats to the left I worked up this weekend - please allow me a moment to give credit to my models - Mr. Kool-Aid and Jiff...thank you so much for working with me.

Here's a few of the hats I made this weekend.
The first one is made from variegated wool with a multicolored ribbon as accent. It's close fitting except for the top which is very textured (can't tell in the picture) The one on the right is rust wool with the same variegated ribbon.
This skull cap is made from Alpaca in a tweedie natural light brown. This is very trendy among teenagers and men who like what the football players are sporting - really I saw this stitch on a skull cap some famous dude was wearing!

Here's one using mostly aqua mohair with the alpaca and teal wool accents.

Here's Sarah, the little girl I taught to crochet last weekend - she's modeling a hat I whipped up for her while she was learning....

Below is Sarah learning to crochet with her Mom....Jan used to crochet but the knowledge is buried deep in the recesses of her mind behind how to make fairy wings and how to get peanut butter out of hair.

Here's a rust and green wool fiber straight from the Andes. I think I'll use this fiber to create Lisa's masterpiece she's from Life in New Hampshire. She'd like to see ear flaps on hers. I've had a lot of requests for ear flaps, funny enough! I guess I've been in warm areas for to long...although I love a neck gait in the winter - snuggle, snuggle!!!!

As you can see, they are pretty tame. I am now moving to some a little more creative. I can't seem to find my fun fur, which I love to put around the brims of the crazy color combo's....I refuse to breakdown and go buy some - I always fall into that trap and then end up never using my stash, but growing it....and spending the money from future sales...this doesn't make my hubby happy!

Don't forget to visit November 3rd's post and let me know your design if you haven't already done so.

You can also check out a quilt giveaway by The Handmade Quilter


Fran said...

Your hats are beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments.


Susie said...

Oh that is so cute! I look forward to seeing it with the flower tassel. Also, thanks for the link to my blog. I just tried to link to yours on my site but blogger is slow this a.m. for some reason. Will definitely try again.

Sharon said...

Very nice to meet you~ your hats are adorable~ I love the daisies~ Sharon@MakeMinePink

ga.farmwoman said...

Ohhh, I love your hats! My Grandmother used to crochet caps and made me several. When I was a teenager in the 70's, I wore a hot pink one she made me, all the time. I still have it.
You are so talented.
Thanks for the visit.
Have a great day.

marmee said...

very fun, this is one thing i could never seem to catch on too. two of my girls can do and it is alot of fun.great looking hats.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, and for visiting my blog. I love your hats, they are so cute, and warm looking. Perfect for this wet winter weather we are going to get.

Kitt said...

What cute hats! I've only ever made one (three times) -- a Tomato Beanie. But it's not my own design, so not contest-worthy. You could modify it to make other fruits or vegetables, though. Eggplant, strawberry, watermelon ...

Daisy said...

What cute hats! Love your Koolaid and Jif models too! HA! :D

Mildred said...

What talent and I love your colors. You are an inspiration.

pb&j in a bowl said...

Those hats are awesome. I love them!

Dorothy said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog! Love the cute hats. I used to crochet afghans, so maybe I could learn to make a hat! I crocheted a capped sleeve pull over sweated once, but it was so ugly I don't think I ever wore it.

Lisa said...

when I was thinking about the hat ideas, I actually had a dream about it one night. it was a hat with a scarf built in to it. My boy friend is trying to get me to go out in the cold more and I thought that sounded nice and warm since I have that ear freezing trouble.