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Aunt Mary's Hat

Added Oct 5, 2009

by Shalyn McFaul

Toronto, Canada






A hat made for my husband’s relative who is going through chemotherapy.
This project was horrendous. I started using a pattern from Weekend Designer for a cloche and it came out awful before I could see that I needed tear back all of my work. So I did tear it almost back to nothingness and heavily redesigned it to avoid tearing back any more. This was a big learning process as I’ve never made a hat before. But I must admit that it is discouraging that this hat took me 2.5 MONTHS when I can make a dress hand stitched in 2.5 days.

Check out more of about this and of my other work on my blog! http://arsgratiaartis-shalyn.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Heavy cotton teal, belt buckle




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    May 16, 2012, 07.21 PMby HelenMoore

    This is absolutely wonderful! I agree with pink-cornelia…could you post a pattern?

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      May 16, 2012, 10.05 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      I’m afraid I made no pattern notes at the time, and the hat now resides far far away from me so I’m not able to draft it back from that. Sorry.

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    Oct 5, 2009, 09.09 PMby pink-cornelia

    the hard work was worth it, i love you, look really pretty. could you post the pattern?

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    Oct 5, 2009, 02.14 PMby lunatepetal

    precious, indeed!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 10.55 AMby anajan

    All the hard work payed off, since the hat turned out rally chick and so versatile. I wish you posted a pattern or at least some pictures of the pattern pieces – I would love to make something similar. Is there any chance for you to make us a how to?

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    Oct 5, 2009, 09.58 AMby drakeauge

    I really like it, the shape of it is so fun and the colour is nice.

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    Oct 5, 2009, 04.56 AMby Juliana Mateus

    ok… but it looks precious, really. real good results.

    if you practice… next time it will only take one month. and then…. one week. who knows, 2 days?!

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