which of these is not like the other?

notably, there are at least five more hats that did not get finished or are lost in the yarn room that will not make this craft fair. they hope to make a showing at Handmade Arcade though.

that said, this morning’s job was to finish off the last two hats that i blocked earlier this week. lanyard braids and tassels on the porch. can i tell you how much i love lanyard braids? i never made them at camp (although this is a very funny poem about that) and so i have come to appreciate them late in life. i actually learned how to make them for the sole purpose to tasselage – from the brilliant book Hats On! by Charlene Schurch, which i still refer to every time i make one. oh lanyard, how i do love thee

mmm... lanyards

anyhow, on to the hats
warm cityscape hat
more of the obsession with colorwork squares and rectangles

warm cityscape hat

ingredients:
recycled calvin klein sweater wool
my hand dyed thrifted wool
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool
thrifted wool

adult medium

warm cityscape hat - in action

blue tooth hat

blue tooth hat

ingredients:
donegal tweed homespun
mountain colors mill end
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool

adult medium – i think it will look nice as a bit over sized on adult small also.

blue tooth hat - in action

and lastly and a bit out of place
sweet grass hat

sweet grass hat

ingredients:
recycled calvin klein sweater wool
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool
recycled j crew sweater wool

18 mo. to 4 yrs.

sweet grass hat - flat

and a brief confession. although i am looking forward to the craft fair season, i do not look forward to people ogling my table and then saying ‘hats really don’t look good on me.’ this has only been a pet peeve since i started selling my hats and since i’ve found out that there are so many shapes and ways that a hat might fit. i don’t even respond anymore except to give them a small smile, because even if i try to talk, they tend to wander off muttering about how they look horrid in hats. all that to say… these two hats today – i do not look good in. even the hatter has a particular head size and shape.

any idea what hat shape looks good on you?  unfortunately i think it is often hard to say until you try them on.  i can’t even give you a generic ‘looks good on me’ formula.  heads are strange strange things.

8 thoughts on “which of these is not like the other?

  1. I know what you mean – about people muttering crappy things about your wares or saying dorky comments about what you are doing. Whenever I’m spinning for a demo or something, I always have women that like to tell me how much I won’t have time for that when I have kids. I think it’s weird when someone comes up to your table and buys something without saying one word to you – at all. Not a hello or thank you or anything!

  2. My hat fitting problem is my glasses. I like hats that cover my ears. If they do though,they tend to squeeze my glasses too much. Do you have that problem?
    The orange hat and the lanyard/tassels are so so awesome!

  3. Great hats, I have the same issue at sales but must admit I had 1 friend stop to buy a hat from me once & while she loved everything, nothing looked good on her so maybe they know what they’re talking about.

  4. Great hats, I have the same issue at sales but must admit I had 1 friend stop to buy a hat from me once & while she loved everything, nothing looked good on her so maybe they know what they’re talking about.

  5. i love looking at all of your amazing hats.

    most of my friends swear that the don’t look good in hats, which is sad, because they’re my favorite thing to make.

    i always thought i looked better in slightly bigger or slouchy hats when i had longer hair and tighter fitting caps with shorter hair. nevertheless, i wear all kinds of hats, all winter, just ’cause i like to.

  6. that peachy-orangey hat is beautiful!

    I look good in most hats; however, the hats that are bulb shaped are not so good on me. I have a very round face, and these types tend to exacerbate that roundness…
    I benefit from a brin or at least a bit of a flare, or even a folded-up edge. Hats that perch on my head are usually a winner.

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