Friday, January 27, 2012

The hat quest: final results

Here is my dad wearing all of the hats I made for him for Xmas. I had to draft my own pattern and it took a lot of time and a lot of failures to get anything resembling a golfing/driving/ Irish tweed cap. They are still not exactly like a store-bought one, so maybe I can perfect my pattern in the future. 
Failure 1- not exactly a hat.
Failure 2: Tiny train conductor hat
Failure 3: A slightly too floppy and large driving cap!
A nice "final version" in plaid flannel.
 The second "final version" in a thin wool. I think the color was called dill.

So, they are really easy to make when you have a pattern already made... but making the pattern was really hard. At least now I know hats are not that difficult to make!

I just got a huge box of patterns from Lisette, I'll post pictures of those this weekend!


  1. The finals look so good! And your dad looks really pleased with his new hats :)

    Also, I'm glad you posted the tiny train conductor hat because it definitely made me lol.

  2. Your dad looks well pleased.

  3. You did an excellect job! I can't make anything without a pattern. I know he likes them because he is always wearing them!

  4. Yay! I can't wait to see what patterns you got! I only made up a few of the boxes, one of the other assistants made up most of them, so it will be a surprise to me too, I imagine. I love the tiny train conductor hat, haha.

  5. You've done a good job, although it took several tries. This is why I'm dragging my feet about making custom doo-rags for my DH. He has a big cranium, and it will take me several tries, once I get started, that is.

  6. All of your versions are wonderful - bravo for not giving up!!


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