So, this whole process started out with a conversation I had with a friend. I was telling her how my obsession with knitting was using up time I should be using to work on my art portfolio. I said I didn't think I could defend my knitting as a work of art if all I did was follow patterns to make accessories for myself. It was then that it first clicked, although I did not feel up for the challenge quite yet.
More recently, I was searching for hat patterns. I had all these ideas for hats I wanted to wear, but I was afraid to make my own patterns. It was then that I came across quite a few examples of freeform crochet/knitting. I was totally inspired to try this method out.
So, this is my first experiment. I used mohair (black) and a nylon pink shift which I ripped up.
And there are i-cord ties on each side, but I didn't get a good picture of them.
I love this hat. Very much. And, best of all, I am proud to put a picture of it in my portfolio.
I plan on making more wild hats later on, once I get the hang of it.