Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amy Butler Blue Sky hat

Now that is a brim!

Little Boozle 2010

I made this during my cleaning sabbatical
as a friend of mine leaves to go overseas next week and I promised her a hat that would:
1 Easily fold up to carry in her bag and
2 Actually keep the sun off her face and
3 Would be green or at least neutral.

Little Boozle 2010

I have made the Make It Perfcet Lazy Day hat a lot of times but the brim really wasn't big enough.

Well, no such problems with the Amy Butler hat.
I actually finished it,
tried it on,
thought "blimey"
then unstitched it and took a good 3-4cm off the brim width.

Little Boozle 2010

Don't get me wrong.
Some people would carry off the brim with aplomb.
It would also be a prefect gardening hat.
And it would also shade those people who are lucky enough to be anywhere near you.

But it wasn't for me and I knew my friend wouldn't like it either.

The end result is a great hat
with a very nice pattern that comes together easily.
I would have stabilised the brim by running a few lines of stitching around
but my friend was happy.

Little Boozle 2010

Just check the brim width before you commit to finishing it.


Wollzipfel said...

So nice!!!!!

Hugs from Swizzerland:-)

Sally said...

Great hat (& thanks for the tip about the brim width)
Loving your fabric choices... BUT most of all I am loving your cleaning sabbaticalas!!!