Added Jan 2, 2011
Tomorrow is the first day at work in the new year, and it’s cold in Brussels. So, on my last day of holiday, I decided to give the ‘Sarah hat’ project a go, instructions and pattern put together by esteemed BudaStyle member jackaroo :)
The pattern is rather straight forward, but nevertheless I managed to not understand the instructions :) I think that’s because there’s a lot of terminology use that I simply do not know. I should get a book that explains the basics.(what the hell is slipstitching, gathering, and so on).
So, from the band on, I abandoned the pattern and started freewheeling :)
I wanted to be able to wear it above my ears as a high standing model (default) but also to be able to pull it over my ears when they’re freezing off.
Because of the thickness of the fabric, it turned out a rather frustrating experience. But in the end, I like it, although I’m pretty sure that if I made it again it would be much better ;)
I also added the buckle that (for me) spells ‘I made this’ :)
It’s a very thick wooly thing. Warm, but frustrating when layers start piling up.
I didn’t put in any lining, because I look the ‘look’ of the inside, it gives it a very ‘honest’ look, like nothing’s hidden.
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