The Finished Hat

I am notorious for not finishing projects. Hence, this blog has proven a boon in at least one respect. I am encourage, nay, shamed, into finishing projects as quickly as I start them, lest my readers discover what a true procrastinator I am.

This morning, the Musconetcong Mountain Hat was dry, so I steamed the earflaps flat and cut a lining material. How the hat is finished is purely up to the individual. In this case, I wanted to line the earflaps and put in a band that covers from the tops of the earflaps across the forehead.

I used a paisley with browns and purples. This is an old R.J.R. Textiles print called “Oxford,” long out of print. But I salted away as many yards as I could find and have used it over the years for linings and trim.

It is a great neutral, despite the colors and busy pattern. It just goes with everything. I cut a bias strip and two pieces slightly larger than the earflaps and sewed them in by hand.

 

I made a button loop out of the original yarn.

I found a funky button in my tin of vintage buttons. It is bakelite plastic, made to look like an antler button. As it had a bit of purple tinge, it looked great against the purple and orange surface of the hat. Add on the button, and voila!

Unbuttoned, Kat in the hat!

 

Buttoned:

Now, gee whiz, if I can make these darned things, you’d think I would’ve had one during all the recent snow events! Guess I will have to make another one for me; this one is promised.

The pattern is The Musconetcong Mountain Hat pattern

If anyone makes one, please send me photos! I’d love to see how others personalize this basic pattern!

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