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Friday, January 16, 2015

Thrifty Thursday

Well, I am a day behind. In my defense, I told you last week that I was sick. I'm still struggling a bit with whatever it is I have. The worst part is an ugly fever blister that is just about to drive me nuts. The mittens that I made for this Thrifty Thursday post came in handy as a great cover up!!
The hat is called the Whirling Hat and I thought it was rather ingenious and cute. Although, I am not the cutest model!!
I found the pattern HERE. The original hat was made form an old wool sweater. I stopped in the resale shop and found a wool sweater that had conveniently for me, been lightly felted. I have a feeling that someone accidentally threw the sweater in the wash and of course it came out too small. Their bad fortune, my good fortune :) Thankfully they had the wherewithal to give it to the resale shop.
The hat can be made from fleece or any stretch knit fabric. She even gives instructions for lining the hat if you would like.
The pattern looks a little like a flickering flame. The shape of the pattern makes the hat automatically fit the shape of the head.
You will cut 6 pieces for the hat. I used the lower edge of the sweater for my cut pieces. This worked out great as I had a nice ribbed edge all the way around the bottom of the hat. 
To sew the hat together, sew 2 pieces together. Repeat with the other 4 pieces of the hat. And then sew the 3 sets together to create the hat.
I rather like the unfinished edge on the outside of the hat, but you could also sew the hat so that the seams are on the inside.
I decided to give my hat a little 1920's vibe with the matching flower. This was made by cutting 6 circles, folding them into quarters and then stitching them together. There are many tutorials on the internet for these flowers. Here's one that you might like to use.
Please forgive my incognito photos. Hopefully, the fever blister will soon be a thing of the past and I will be back to my normal self. In the meantime, I just may see about making another hat as I REALLY like this pattern.
One last thing. If you try the hat on and it's just a little large, you can easily take it up by just stitching in along the opening end of the hat and blending the stitches back in towards the crown of the hat.



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41 comments:

  1. Hi Ronda this hat are beautifull
    Love the flower vintage touch.
    happy weekend

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  2. Love the hat = so cute and clever, and I bet it keeps your head/ears very warm.

    Fever blisters = Abreva = worth its weight in gold and just might cost as much, but at the FIRST signs you apply and it nearly vanishes, then apply a few times a day = gently in tiny doses. Hope you heal soon .. and THANK YOU for so many great ideas and tips. You're so talented, and I truly appreciate your shares.

    Joy

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    1. Thanks Joy. I have been using Abreva. The problem is that I am blowing my nose so much, so I think, actually, I know I am really aggravating the situation every time I blow my nose. It will all pass eventually though.
      The hat is fabulous. I get cold so easily. I've even been walking around the house with it on. It just feels so good on my head!

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    2. Love the hat... So freaking cute!
      As for the fever blister, have you tried taking l-lysine supplements? It works wonders. I have one right now too, but it's my first in over a year since I started taking Lysine daily.

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  3. I love this! How clever! I have quite a few wool and cashmere scraps I could make with these. I hate wastage! Hope you are feeling better soon. Bugs are doing the rounds in our house too.

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    1. I think you could easily alter the pattern to fit your girls. I'm sure they would love the hat.

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  4. que bonito y que original. felicidades

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  5. Feel better soon! And that's an adorable hat!

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    1. Thank you! I actually lost the hat today. I was visiting with a friend. She tried the hat on and it looked so cute on her, so I just couldn't resist giving to her. Now I need to find a new sweater :)

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  6. This hat is soooo cute! I am adding it to my patterns for my community service chemo hats! I just love it! Mine will probably be from polar fleece, but I'll be on the lookout for some soft sweaters at the thrift shops. Thank you!

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    1. Oh, I am so happy that I found the pattern. It will make wonderful chemo hats. Can't wait to see what you make!

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    2. I got a bee in my bonnet to make one of these this afternoon. I used polar fleece. It's on the blog when you a chance to take a look.

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  7. I love the flower!! So ingenious!

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  8. This is adorable and I can't wait to make one, Rhonda.Even though we can't see your gorgeous face, it still looks darling on you.

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    1. I'm sure you will do one that will be absolute perfection.
      Sadly, I don't feel too pretty at the moment. But it will eventually pass and be a memory.

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  9. I love this! One more fun thing to do with old sweaters - and I can make matching mittens!

    Feel better soon, Rhonda. I'm prone to fever blisters myself. There's a lip balm called Herpecin L that is fabulous for killing fever blisters; I rely on it every winter. Give it a try.

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    1. The hat with matching mittens would make great sets.
      Thanks for the advice. I've been using Abreva, but will give this a try.

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  10. Cute hat. The flower is a great addition

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    1. Thanks Ginger. The flower is so easy to make too!

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  11. Get to feeling better. The hat is adorable, and pictures are cute too. Am going to have to make this hat, love the vintage look.

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  12. I'm guessing that what you call a fever blister is what we call a cold sore (herpes simplex virus). Aren't they so ugly and painful. Still next week it will go.

    Love the hat - what a great way to use an old sweater. I'll have to raid my drawers to see if the moths have eaten anything recently :) I just love the rose - reminds me of the roses you have put on recycled fleece skirts.

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  13. Sorry to hear you are a bit under the weather. Hope your cold passes soon. I have heard that some tumeric and honey mixed together then drunk in hot water is good and I can vouch for the tumeric as we did a bit of research on it years ago. Very good antioxidant, boosting levels of AOs can cut down viral replication. Anyway, enough "shop talk". That is one beautiful hat. You really suit it and the flower is a nice touch. It does look very 20's. Hope you feel better soon. Xx

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  14. Fantastyczny pomysł, czapka jest piękna

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  15. Gorgeous hat - and the flower really enhances the whole thing. I could use one of these right now as it is so cold here in the UK.
    Feel better soon!

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  16. I am confused as to how to size the pattern to fit. Do you just keep enlarging the pattern until it equals 4" across the bottom of the pattern piece? I'm not savvy enough to figure this out on my own. Thanks!

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    1. I did not do any enlarging. What I did was save the picture to my pictures and then printed it from there. The tip of the pattern did not print out, but it was easy enough to just tape a piece of paper to the point. Hope that helps.

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  17. Thank you, Rhonda. That worked perfectly! I hope to make help my granddaughter make one. Thanks for sharing this on your blog.

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    1. Wonderful!! Thanks for letting me know. I bet your granddaughter will love the hat. If she's like, she'll just love spending time with you :)

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  18. So cute Rhonda! Feel better soon.. <3

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  19. MARAVILLOSO!!!!! Es decir, wonderful, from Mallorca, in Spain, thanks!!!!

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  20. MARAVILLOSO, es decir, wonderful, from Mallorca in Spain, thanks!!

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  21. This is sooo cooool!
    Liebe Grüße from Germany,
    Kathrin

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  22. If the bottom edge is 10 cm, how high is each piece?

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    1. I don't have access to the pattern at the moment, but in the next few days I will. I will get back to you and see if I can make the printing a little easier.

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