Celebrating the new year with a new hat!

Happy New Year one and all! May it be the best yet!

2009 has been challenging on some fronts, but enormously satisfying and fulfilling on others. I anticipate a wonderful year ahead! I am starting the new year off with a bright new hat to bring cheer on these wet and grey days. I used the adult hat pattern by Nicole Mallalieu and made this for myself:

New hat

Obviously that is not my head. It is very handy to have a hairdresser’s training tool around! This is only the second hat I have made and the first time I have used Nikki’s pattern. I used some drapery weight fabric I picked up for a very reasonable price, along with some fusible interfacing and coordinating orange cotton for the lining. I will definitely be making this again in other fabrics and trying some of the variations which are incorporated in the pattern.

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3 Responses to Celebrating the new year with a new hat!

  1. threeloves says:

    Lovely! :-)

  2. Sarah says:

    I LOVE the hats! Do you do them in children’s sizes? I know a little girl who has to have hats for everything.

    And I thought I’d go ahead and add, I like the new home as well… although I can’t really figure out how to change you over in my Google feed…

    • admin says:

      Hi Sarah
      Thank you! I love them too and they have been fantastic in the rain. So much easier than an umbrella! I didn’t get the child size pattern, but I know Nikki does one and they look very cute.
      I’m glad you like the new space. I’m afraid I can’t help with the feed – my technical skills are reserved for working out zippers and linings!