One of our newest patterns, Amelia & Me, just got finished up a few weeks ago and started shipping last week. It is one of my favorite pattern covers with my daughter on it. I think she looks very Southern Belle, doesn't she? Maybe its just me, I am a bit biased after all!
As soon as it started shipping, we had a sudden freeze in Northern California where we live and somehow the sending out of a sweet spring girls hat pattern, just didn't sound right [even though I know stores will be using it for their early Spring stock, yada, yada].
So we whipped up a wool version that turned out even easier than the original… no lining or interfacing of any kind. Just wool, felted is better so it can be washed later. And voila, a wonderful winter version of Amelia & Me!
Given the floppiness of the unlined wool, we decided to add a little button and simply stitch it up in the front to add a little detail and keep the wide brim out of her eyes. It added an unexpected charm that we just love!
The top can be made from 2 different colors of wool, like on this sample, or just one color for a more classic hat. I think it would look beautiful in a caramel colored wool… or a charcoal.
I might just have to make a mommy version [oh yeah, the pattern comes in a kid size and a mom size]. Although I don't have much of a hat friendly head, so you might laugh. Heck, I might laugh. We'll see.
kate spain | 17th Dec 09
so adorable! and Joanna, that’s another thing we have in common…no hat-friendly heads! lol. BTW, what happened to the music on here?
Lizzie Swinney | 17th Dec 09
pam | 17th Dec 09
She is just the cutest little thing.
Bren | 17th Dec 09
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any cuter!!!. . . I should have known that *you* could make anything cuter! ;o)
joe | 17th Dec 09
She is adorable!! Just like her Mom!!! What a charming hat!
Best wishes to all of you for a joyous Christmas!
Miss Jean | 18th Dec 09
Oh, my goodness. That second picture is too cute! Someone was saying something to her off camera to get her to start giggling!
Joanna | 18th Dec 09
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Definitely! These photo shoots with her are highly entertaining and we say and do whatever it takes to get her to laugh and play in front of the camera. She is getting better at it each time! I hope I dont create a little monster!
Kathryn | 19th Dec 09
She is just adorable! I love the hat, and will make a mental note to get this once I’ve caught up on all my other projects!
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