|Okay, okay I know that head size has nothing to do with intelligence.|
But I do read A LOT. :)
I also really dig over-sized top hats and floppy hats with huge brims. If I only had the confidence to actually wear one out of the house. (If you're wondering, yes, I often sew wearing a funky top hat.)
Never to let a good bit of fabric go to waste, I put it aside hoping inspiration would hit me. Then, a couple days ago while I was making caps out of old flannel shirts, it hit me. I would use that denim disaster to create a super funky, wide brimmed hat.
I chopped up the jeans and then stitched layer on top of layer to create this very unique hat. Then, because I felt it was still missing something. I pleated a scrap of red quilt binding and added it to the hat band.
Unfortunately (for me) the jeans I had done my painting experiment on only gave me enough material to make a small sized hat. So, if you have a little head and are looking for a gorgeous, one of a kind, well made hat, send me a message. I'd love for this hat to adorn a fabulous fashionista!
Here are a few of the other hat designs I've been working on.
The leopard print was a Snuggie, the black fleece a blanket.
The red cloche is handmade from velvet I salvaged from a steamer trunk at a yard sale.
Fleece Ear-Flap (Hunter) Cap
Fleece fabric scraps from blankets were used to make this super cozy cap.
This super cute cap was made by recycling a quilted, flannel shirt with two chest pockets. The black band is a scrap of fleece left over from another project.
The sweater I used to make this beret had a HUGE coffee stain made by a klutz who couldn't walk and drink coffee at the same time. (Yup, you guessed it, Little Miss Big Head.) I attempted to cover the stain with an abstract, blue, green and purple plaid applique but it just wasn't doing it for me. So, to the chopping block it went and voila, we have this funky little beret. The head band was made from a scrap of red plaid left over after making my son a pair of pajama bottoms. I just love me a mixed up, pattern play of plaids.