My honeymoon hat is complete! (Really, I should stop calling it a "honeymoon" because it's a year after the fact, and we want to go on "Annual Adventures" anyway). But I like alliteration. So it's going to be a honeymoon hat for now.
I used Amy Butler's Blue Sky hat pattern. It reminded me that I hate following patterns. I really do. Even though Amy tried to use the simplest, clearest language, I still got stuck. Argh!
But it all worked out in the end. And the hat actually fits my head. I think it will be the perfect thing to scrunch into my backpack. Plus, when it's really hot, I can dip it in the Mediterranean and cool off my head.
And, like clockwork, I found myself moving through the Six Stages of a DIY Project. I'm glad I made it through the frustration and cursing to get to the "Sheer Pride" stage.
For those of you who want to try your hand at making this hat:
- I used her regular cotton, not the heavy-duty kind.
- I used a different fabric for the outside and the liner. I therefore had to deviate from the pattern recommendations and buy more fabric for the inside liner. Now the hat is reversible!