Monday, 15 June 2009

Jester Hat

Last year my daughters made jester hats from polar fleece. They really enjoyed it, but a few weeks afterwards, my son complained that he did not have one, so I started to collect scraps for a boy version.
Being a bad and neglectful mother, I did not get around to finishing the hat, (I did not start until the end of August) and the warm weather beat me. However, in an attempt to redeem myself, I finished this off on the weekend.


I did not use a pattern for the hat, just 8 long strips with a triangle end sewn together to make 4 peaks. Each of the peaks has a few strips of polar fleece sewn in. The hat is reversible, with as many colours as we could squeeze in. He is quite happy with it, and it is lovely and warm with all those layers of polar fleece.

Below is a sneak preview of my next post. I started making BWOF 06-2009-102. I am not happy with it in this state, but (after dark - therefore no photos) I made some improvements. I am keen to make a second version with further adjustments, it is an interesting pattern. The ultimate plan is to make the dress version 101 in wool jersey for a dinner we are attending next Saturday - held in an unheated heritage listed building with 15 foot high ceilings, very drafty. I am hoping to be warm and reasonably dressed up, hard to pull off both at once!

7 comments:

MaryPat R said...

Love teh hat and the top looks like it has a lot of potential.
I hope you post the improvements.

Carol said...

Is there no end to your talents? I adore the hat and that picture is so cute. I like the top so far. Looking forward to seeing it as a dress. If I can locate a copy of the June BWOF before winter is out, I would like to make that dress, too, so I'm keen to see how it turns out. If I lived closer I could lend you some coats for your cold night out. I have way more fancy overcoats than a girl living in the subtropics really needs!

katherine h said...

Too adorable!

Uta said...

Very cute hat! And your son's a great model. I'm suprised it gets cold enough for polar fleece hats where you live. The top seems a good idea for keeping warm and elegant, with all those double layers (folds) in front.

gwensews said...

That's a totally cute hat on an equally cute little boy! Good luck with your dress.

wendy said...

That hat is soooo cute! Aww.

Cennetta said...

I think you've redeemed yourself and your son is one happy camper. What a fun hat.