I have this OLD snow hat I got @ J.Crew like seriously 15 years ago. It's fleece with a drawstring top so I can put my ponytail thru (when I have longer hair) and I absolutely love it. I bought 2 when I got it actually- one brick red, one black. For a long time I've wanted to make one. Well, now that I have a sewing machine and love trolling the fabric bins @ Joann's I have NO reason not to make it. So, I took my original hat and drew a pattern off of it onto a big piece of paper. I dug through my scraps and found a chunk of striped fleece. Then I traced the pattern onto my fleece and cut it out. I stitched it together once and realized that it needed to be stitched different, so I ripped out all the stitches and REDID it correctly. Then I threaded a ribbon thru the top and tied it and it's done. I really like it and will probably wear it for school tomorrow. Yes, my kids will laugh at me, do I care? Not really. I have a fancy new snow hat (with no snow but lots of rain).
The "inspiration" hat
My fancy new hat on me!
Oh yeah, I also learned how to do an overcast stitch and a blind hem on my machine AND used 2 different feet! I learned LOTS today! I started out the day making valentines, moved on to fabric coffee cup sleeves (to replace the cardboard ones from starbucks) but then Greg threw out my cup I was using (have to get another tomorrow- darn :) ) for a model. So, then I moved onto my hat. There I have ended the craft explosion of the day.