12/27/08

The Mad Hatter

is nearing the finishing line on x-mas gifts. Yes, I am definitely a day late and a dollar short....lol. My game plan was to knit all of my family members hats and pair them with purchased scarves. Well after about 5 knitted hats, I knew I would need to go to plan B and started sewing to at least have them completed this weekend.
To aid me in this mad hatter marathon, I used See & Sew Butterick 4332 hat pattern and made matching scarves. I am definitely making a dent in my remnant fabric stash.

Initially, I had issues with version B, which has a pom-pom, which I didn't want, so I had to modify it by using the crown pattern piece from version A. Once I got that matched up, I was on my way, it felt like I was working in a sweat shop, I was bumping out the hat & scarf sets with a quickness....lol
Here is one of my favorites, its left over fabric from a vest I made this year.
Here is another favorite, sheesh what am I talking about I like all of them and had to restrain myself from keeping one. For this set I used anti-pill fleece and on one side of the scarf used green plaid fabric. I just serged the 2 pieces together (leaving a small opening and turned the fabric rightside out and hand stitched the rest closed). A great way to have a reversible scarf.
I though I'd show how quick it is to assemble this hat:

(1) I cut the main hat piece on the fold, which is really a rectangle, serge the seam and fold the hat in half thereby hiding the serged stitches.



(2) I placed the main piece onto the mannequin head to position the crown piece.
(3) Pinned the crown piece to the raw edge of the hat and serge around (before I serged it I trimmed away excess fabric)
(4) Last, I turn the hat to the rightside and there you have it.

There are so many possibilities with this pattern.

18 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very nice!

Sewuptight said...

I love hats. I might have to get this pattern. You did a good job. Very nice.

Cennetta said...

Great gift idea. Nice sets.

Valerie said...

Bravo! Those are awesome!

Tanya said...

What a great idea and a stash buster to boot. Great job, I might have to use this idea for next years gifts but I don't want to get sued over your "copyright" lol.

Sue said...

Terrific hats - I would be very pleased to recieve one of those as a gift!

alethia said...

Love the hats! great idea!

Susan said...

I am really diggin' the argyle. I think your favorite is mine, too!

urbanknitrix said...

Love it!!! Everything looks great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sheila - those are soooo cute! I'm going to have to get this pattern!!!

Sheila said...

Thank You for the Awesome Compliments.

@ Tanya: LoL @ copyright.. there is no infringement here if you do it... have fun.

I have 4 more to make, and trying to figure out how to do a reversible hat.

Andrea said...

The hats turned out great. I love them.

Monique said...

Wow you've been busy and they look great!

Omega said...

I love the hats. What great gifts!

Cas... said...

I love your hats and scarves. You have such good techniques. Your variations are always great!

Keep up the good work!

del said...

Great gifts! Who cares if you're late, it's the thought that counts.

Tany said...

Fabulous!

Tracey said...

Hey Sheila, will you be so kind as to check your list twice, I think you may have overlooked my name. (LOL) Lovely sets.