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Monday, July 6, 2009

DIY: Honeymoon Hat

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:
  1. I used her regular cotton, not the heavy-duty kind.
  2. 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!

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evi said...

I LOVE your hat! I want one just like that - we will go to Crete for two weeks but I guess I will have to buy one for this time.
Have a wonderful anniversary-adventure-honeymoon-whatever-you-call-it-it-will-be-a-great-time!
I really love your site - we set our weddingdate for next May and I will try to keep things simple - your site is very helpful!

Lisa said...

Cute! Depending on how tight it fits, you may want to add some kind of chin strap. When we were in the islands this summer it was super windy and it kept my hat from flying off numerous times. Also, if you're hiking through shade its nice to be able to take the hat off for awhile and let it hang down your back.

Kristal said...

Cute hat!!

Alison said...

I'm kind of in love with your honeymoon hat!! (I also kind of tried for awhile to figure out more alliteration for that but, well, turns out I suck at it :)

Such fun fabrics! I agree, if you can figure out a non-stress way to add a chin strap it might prove to be helpful!

Molly said...

Great idea! My head is such a weird size, I should give this a try :D

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