Wednesday, December 8, 2010
new winter hats
The boys have one hat each. Well, I'm sure there are more, but they each only recognize one as their own. So when either goes missing, we can't leave the house. I decided to take advantage of a sale at JoAnn's and make them each a cute new hat.
I got the idea and general direction from Made By Rae. I didn't use her dimensions. I made my pattern by tracing Logan's only hat because it already has well-placed ear flaps. But that one is knitted so it has more stretch than the fleece hat. I didn't take this into account, so Logan's hat is a little snug. It pulls away from his ears a little, but that is easily remedied by adding a chin strap if necessary.
The only seam is in the back which is different than how Rae made hers. Either one is good, but cutting on the fold means fewer seems to sew! I think he loves it. The hub made a comment about the hat not matching his coat, but JoAnn's has limited older-boy fabric. I really like this print. And in my defense, his other hat doesn't match his coat either.
Trenton's hat was made from the same pattern, but I measured his head first for a better fit. It fits really well. He was not at all as excited at first as I was, but I think he forgot about the hat after we walked outside.
This was the first real snow since we moved to pa. It didn't stay long, but the picnic table had enough to play with.