Sunday, September 17, 2006

a little help from my friends

Mom's birthday hat felted
i felted my mom's hat while i was doing laundry yesterday. i had to run it through 4 loads of laundry but it finally shrank enough. the fabric is very thick and sturdy and i love the bucket hat shape. i'm not sure that it's exactly what my mom was going for, but at least *i* think it's cute for my winging a pattern to mimic a hat she admired in the yarn store.

just one problem.
Sweet Merciful Crap.
craaaaaaap. felting is like, foolproof. how could i have screwed this up? i threaded the yarn needle through the top stitches twice. what do i do to fix it? i was thinking of making a small patch in matching yarn, somehow sewing it to the underneath side of the hat and then hand felting that spot. will that work? i can't put a pompom on it because it's not what my mom wanted, and it would look completely asinine. what do i doooo? help is much needed.

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what you can do, but it's a beautiful hat!!! I love it.

    Perhaps just sewing up the hole with the same colour yarn... or felting a small bit of yarn and sewing that on inside the hat... I don't know... sorry

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  2. needle felting the hole closed maybe? take some left over yarn, unravel it down to the plies to get fluffy bits and needle felt the heck out of it? I make no promises though - I've never needle felted in my life.

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