Friday, November 20, 2009
After the post about mine and Anna's Divine Hats, my friend Anne requested some for her girls. She wanted a neutral hat with some interchangeable bright flowers. She figured this way she could make the hat coordinate with whatever she bought for her girls' winter coats.
We decided to go with a white hat. I had a huge cone of Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. I wasn't sure how this would work up for a hat, but it is gorgeous! Its warm, its soft, and best of all it won't make the girls' foreheads itch like wool or acrylic might.
I made 2 different types of flowers, the Picot Flower and the 5-Petal Flower (two of my favorites!). Anne gave me some color preferences and I was able to use scraps leftover from other projects to make her the 4 flowers.
I sewed a large button on the back of each flower. It fits perfectly in the shell spaces from the pattern but doesn't stick out much on the backside of the hat. This way the flowers can be easily and quickly changed on the hats, or even left off if my friend needs to bleach the hats (little girls and white fabric typically lead to a good soak in bleach now and again!). Anna modeled both hats for me and didn't complain about the button on her head at all :)