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« on: December 08, 2012 09:41:17 AM »

Our Needlecraft Guild Christmas lunch is on Thursday and we all have to wear a hat we have embellished. 



I didn't actually have any suitable hats. I have floppy hats and woolly hats, none of which look very nice, and no amount of embellishment is going to make them so.  I do have a broad-brimmed straw hat, but I'd be liable to put my neighbour's eye out with it if I wore it at a dinner table.  So I made this one using  an old hat pattern that belonged to my Mum (Butterick 3664) and some scraps of black satin and gabardine that I had left over from other projects..

When I started I wasn't sure how I was going to embellish it but then I remembered a flock of butterflies I had crocheted over a year ago and still hadn't found a use for. 

I starched them and fastened them to cable ties of differing lengths which I stitched firmly to the hat. It's not really a practical hat at all but will be a bit of fun to wear for this one occasion.

I haven't any dummy head to model it which is why it was photographed on an upturned bucket.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012 09:54:09 AM »

I think you did and excellent job. That hat and the embellishments.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012 10:29:37 AM »

This is amazingly quirky! Really fun! Cheesy Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012 11:51:15 AM »

This is fantastic!  I would rock that butterfly hat all over town!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012 05:34:00 AM »

Practical, my rear end! That's an AWESOME hat! Cable ties was a genius idea Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012 07:14:43 AM »

Lovely! You can name it clinging butterfly hat!

Hats off to your creativity! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012 10:32:51 PM »

Thanks everyone for your very encouraging comments. 

There was a competition for the best hat at the Christmas lunch and the butterflies won!


Me with my prize (an embroidery kit to make a pair of tray cloths)
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