Friday, August 01, 2008

Hats!

Dear Kelly,

Speaking of hats, I have decided I am a hat person. I've bought a couple and thought I ought to make more myself. I just stopped at Joann and looked through all of the pattern books to no avail.

So where else can I look? I bet you know who sells "hip" patterns online.

I'm off to find my sewing books...

Love,
Shayne

4 comments:

kelly said...

What kind of hats are you looking to make?

amy said...

i bought a book on hat making, and damned if i can find it now... it's called saturday night hat. it's pretty cool, lots of funky hat ideas and instructions on how to make a bunch.

the only thing i didn't like about it was that there are pictures of fedoras on the cover, which i was really excited about, but the actual projects were just bands on purchased fedoras. i was disappointed! but if you know that before you buy it, the disapointment level would be lower!

i just googled it, and craftzine did a review of the book a while ago, and linked to it on amazon. i'd totally recommend it too.
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2006/12/book_review_saturday_night_hat.html

and check craftster.org, i'm sure i've seen some tutorials for hats on there.

i wanna see what you make!!

Shayne said...

Newsboys and those little military sorta caps. I have determined that golfer hats and fedoras are not for me.

Kelly, I might need some more knit hats when winter rolls in :)

Amy, thanks for the tip. I will check it out.

lizap said...

My friend makes beautiful hats using patterns from this seller on Etsy (McHats)

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5389763

They are really cute and she has some variations on the newsboy cap.