Last night I went to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as part of a ladies’ Bible study group. We were all asked to come up with a creative hat to wear to the party. Last year I let my daughter make a Dr. Seuss hat for me from construction paper, but this year I actually thought ahead and made something myself.
This hat was a comedy of errors. I had an idea for a hat full of flowers to start. I was thinking cotton yarn, but then I really did not want to use up what I had for other projects when I really did not have the perfect flower. So, then I received some yarn from a fellow freecycler and decided to use that yarn.
So, now I needed a hat pattern for the base. I was thinking very open since the flowers would cover up the base. I printed out three patterns and ended up trying one. It was fitting, but the pattern ended way before my it got big enough so then I improvised and added some rows. Did I mention I never bothered to check gauge?
I picked some left over navy from the H pillow and the variegated (or is that ombre?) blues. I was alternating flowers for the first row. It looked really cute and I thought about just stopping. Then, I decided to just go for it and fill the entire hat. Unfortunately I ran out of navy after a couple rows. Then, after two more, I ran out of the variegated.
Ah well….it is a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party….
By the way, the winner of the contest had constructed the Boston Tea Party on her hat. Can you imagine that? What would you put on your hat?