Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Musings on a hat

I seem to remember that I mentioned previously I had started a hat and now having finished my latest FC (it's blocking on the spare room floor btw), I've picked up the hat where I left off.

The thing about diverging from a pattern is that you're never exactly sure how something's going to work out. I know in my mind's eye what I want it to look like but getting there is another thing entirely. Having decided I rather liked Fiona's variation on the ganomy pattern, I thought I'd have a go too. I quite like fitted hats and also, I decided that unlike EZ in her rather "pithy" instructions, I didn't really need a ping pong ball in the top to make my hat float in emergencies. Yes really. So how to shape the top to fit my head then?

Well, it seems it's a case of trial and error. Plenty of trial and lots of error - hence the rather fetching green lifeline that I have now added. I'm finally happy with the shaping of the front, now I just have to do something about the step in the back. Of course, I could be lazy and just add a giant pom pom to cover it up but I'm not sure whether I'd actually wear it then. Ah well, back to the drawing board then. it's a good job I've actually been taking notes this time.

1 comment:

Kai said...

I'm hopeless at making hats, which is why I stick to patterns whenever I can and make beanies the rest of the time! Good luck with this one, I reckon it's going to look great when it's done. :)