Sunday, May 13, 2012

Doug Does Hats

Doug has been working on creating hat shapes without a pattern, or trying out some challenging patterns. His latest effort looks like a toque and wasn't really sure where he was going with this design.
He made a top hat for a Victorian style get together. How did he get the stovepipe to stay upright? with plastic canvas.  Plastic canvas is frequently used in purses, totes, etc. to provide stability. Doug has donated the hat to our Holiday Sales event. 
Doug made the newsboy to challenge himself and he was curious how the stitches worked to result in a curve. Sorry we didn't get a picture of the top that would have shown off the design a bit better.