Friday, March 4, 2011

At War with Winter: The Daisy Helmet!

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain

What is a sure fire way to make spring come quickly? Start making winter hats! Murphy's law turned on itself. Ha! Strategic move by Melanie and the weather is looking nicer out there.

So hat number two: needle felted while watching American Idol. I have a ball of 100% Wool yarn and used it to outline the daisies. (Synthetic fibres can't be used in felting.) I think it gives this hat a rather cartoon feel.

Like the other hat, it's really thick. I'll try to needle felt it down bt I don't have great hopes of that making the difference I would like it to make. The brim of this one was really raggedy so I decided to stitch around the brim for added strength and to reign the brim in a little. It seemed like a really good idea at the time, and it probably is, but when I put it on my head, I can't shake the feeling that it's a helmet! It if were less thick it would feel like a hat but right now I feel like I should be off to Spring girly boot camp in this thing. Oh well. In the dead of winter next year I'll be the last one laughing!