I have some thermal fabric with a cute little cupcake print on it that was going to be part of a jacket that never got started. so I've been using it for different things. one of which is this hat. I went into this wanting a project to keep me busy, one that would take awhile to complete but not too long. so I decided to make a hat and line it with the thermal fabric. so I picked yarn colors that matched the fabric and started. I used a smaller stitch than I usually do to make it warmer and look more professional. I used the basic/standard hat pattern and added ear flaps. and I just traced the hat (minus the earflap) on the fabric and cut it out hand-sewed it together then sewed it to the inside of the crochet hat. then I cut out ear flap pieces and sewed those to the inside of the ear flaps. I cut a whole through the fabric and sewed around it so I could add the yarn dangly bit from the ear flaps. then I added my first ever pom pom to the top of the hat. I usually don't like the pom pom things on hats but I think it really completes the hat. I didn't have enough stitches to do hearts all the way around so I put O X on one part of it (the part before the slip-stitch) and that was supposed to be the back. well the way I usually do hats is by a "do a little bit, try it on, do a little bit more method" which I used to find the placement of the earflaps. well I have a huge mirror on the wall of my living room where I crochet and I usually just stand up look in the mirror how it looks and judge by that. but I was at my bf's parents house and I feel wierd going into the bathroom to look in the mirror every 5 minutes so I winged it. which made the O X on the front not the back. but all in all I'm pretty happy with it! I went to the midnight release of Watchmen last night and waited outside from 7 to 11:30 and it was cold, windy and snowy for a bit. and it kept me nice and warm.
here it is on:
and to show you just how cold it was last night, and just how crazy we all are:
I am the one in the green coat (AKA the only girl in this picture and the only girl in line for this movie till about 10pm)
us, first in line at watchmen (those of you who have read watchmen or have seen the movie will get the sign)
also the goof ball in the red jacket holding the sign as well as the guy who stoled my camera to take this picture have a movie review podcast www.themovieguyspodcast.com
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