I have had this sweater for awhile but I rarely wore it because it was a bit too small. I hated to give it away because it was so soft and warm, but something had to be done.
When Pattern Review announced the 'Re-Fashion Contest', I knew it was time for the transformation.
|After shrinking further.|
|Saturday Night Hat|
|The Jabba-the-Hut stage.|
|Trimming to shape.|
The side view is ok, if a little severe (as if looking like a viking isn't severe enough).
The pattern for the second cap came from this cap tutorial.The instructions were easy to follow and I found it a simple project. It would have been quick too if the top piece of the brim would have cooperated and stayed in the seam allowance. It lost in the end and really should have known better that to argue with a viking.
|A vinegar jug donated the peak stiffening.|
|Drilling holes to secure the peak to the fabric.|
Once the button was on, I catch-stitched the inside band to the top of the hat. The original instructions said to stitch-in-the-ditch but it always looks like I accidentally drove into the ditch, and tried desperately to escape when I do that. Catch-stitching, to my eyes, looks much better than the other method.
|The button is from a mixed bag I picked up at the MCC.|
It did, however, fit The Geek nicely and looks very good on her. I would suspect sabotage, but she wasn't at home when this was being made.