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.