January 13, 2009

Crocheted, Felted, Trimmed, Woven...


My second felted hat... sort of! It began with beautiful colours from my eye-candy yarn bowl.

It was another just-go-for-it project but I wasn't so lucky this time... only half of the yarns felted! The hat did not shrink in height at all! The rim that I crocheted turned into an hideous ruffle! After the feeling of defeat and frustration subsided, I decided not to toss it but to try to come up with a solution.

I decided to just cut it to the right height at one of the felted parts since I knew that it wouldn't unravel here. The parts that didn't felt were thin and left large holes which left my head cold so I decided to weave in extra yarn.

I am super happy with the results and like it even more because of all the different textures!

8 comments :

  1. I like it, and I like the fact that you didn't let this little blip ruin all your hard work!

    xAlex

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  2. Oh Laurraine, you were so right not to let this misadventure get you down (and your work !) Yeah for making it extra special, different textures means HANDmade with lots of love, and TONS of caracter ! The colors are delicious !!! Big hugs my friend xoxoxox

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  3. I really like the hat. Sometimes the best things just aren't planned - they tell you what they want to be...

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  4. Lovely hat. I love the texture and pretty colors.

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  5. What a sweet hat! Good thing you saw the potential when the felting process didn't go as you hoped. I love the colours you used!

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  6. Laurraine, I liked it so much. Your daughter is a princess. Kisses by Brazil!

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  7. Way to hang in there! Sometimes we have to let the best projects evolve. You are a patient woman! Oh, and I love the hat.

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  8. Love your new hat! I would never known it gave you so much trouble :)

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