Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hats

We are off to the beach tomorrow, well kind of - we are off to Albany so we'll be lucky if it doesn't rain and can get in the water without freezing. The girls are very excited and have packed their buckets and spades and are all ready to collect shells.
I thought I might need a new hat just in case it is sunny. This hat was based on the one in Lotta Jansdotter's book. It was a good thing I pinned it all together before sewing as it needed some major altering before it was wearable, But I love how it turned out.

I thought I would make the girls a hat too. Base on a couple of different hats they had with with a few adjustments.

A new chicken and a pig.

25 comments:

Rachael said...

The Hat ROCKS!!!
I've been eyeing of that hat pattern for a while, yours looks great, what alterations did you have to make?
The girls hats look good too! have fun at the beach!

Di said...

I love your hat!! I hope the weather is good to you! Enjoy the beach!

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Love those hats! That book looks great think I will have to keep my eye out for that :o)

Hope the weather turns out nice for you!

katef said...

oh you have to make more of those hats for sale.. they are awesome! I am always on the look out for good looking hats for my girls.. not to mention me!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love those hats, have a great time at the beach/water/sand.

Julia said...

i made that hat for my mom last spring and was (as you were) very glad that i read some other people's suggestions before i did mine. the pattern was absolutely huge and i ended up cutting the crown down about 2 inches. it turned out great and my mom loves it. might have to make one for me this year.

Thimbleanna said...

The girls look adorable -- great hats. I've read that the hat pattern needs major adjustments. Have fun on your trip!

kirsten said...

very cool! have a great time - all warm, when we're super freezing today. ahhh, the beach would be so nice! :)

Chara Michele said...

Oh I love your hat & the hats for the girls! :) Enjoy your time away at the beach!

luv Abby said...

have a great trip... I love your hats... I have been thinking about making myself a lotta hat... thanx for thetip
luv Abby

sue said...

Ooh beautiful hats. I love the new animals too, so cute. I hope it is nice for the beach too.

Katie said...

i am in love with the hats! they are so great. i want one for myself!

leslie said...

the hats (and kids) are adorable! hope you have a fabulous, sunshine-filled time at the beach : )

JuicyFig said...

fab colours, lovely hats, and very pretty models!

Annie said...

What beautiful hats - you are clever! and beautiful girls too!!

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Gorgeous hats!
Any chance you will be putting adult hats in your shop? I've been looking for a hat for ages and haven't been able to find anything I like.
By the way, my niece absolutely loves the bag I bought from you. I filled it with hair clips I'd made and a few other goodies. She was one happy girl Christmas Day.

fiona said...

love the hats! what cuties!!what about a shot of you in yours???have fun at the beach!

fiveandtwo said...

Sigh. Hats and children most gorgeous. Well done.

Jade said...

Love the hats!! Oh, I am green with envy with your beach trip. Hope you had fun!!

goodgracie said...

I made the Lotta hat too, but I thought it was just my hasty and not-very-careful reading of the pattern that made it turn out HUGE. It's a great shape though and your fabric combo is very cute.

shula said...

Love the hats...

But your toys are just the best.

Matroskin said...

You make such adorable things!

hilde said...

ooh, I want summer too, here in belgium it is wintertime, no sunshine-hats for us, in stead leg and earwarmers...
Love your animals too!

Gina said...

Those are a lot of hats, and what hats they are, so cute!

amy said...

Love the hats! I was thinking of using that Lotta pattern for me and my little one too. I will look closely at it before sewing it together.Little girls just love hats don't they? :)