Friday, November 18, 2016

Thrifty Thursday/Ear Flap Hat

It's been quite some time since I've done a Thrifty Thursday post, and although it's no longer Thursday, I wanted to share the pattern with you. About a year ago, Purl Soho posted THIS super cute ear flap hat. I am such a sucker for a hat, so I just had to make one. The designer said that when her children were small, she designed a winter baby bonnet that her children still were a version of. Since she too loves hats, she regretted not designing an adult version. Although it's on a child, the hat below was designed to fit the head of most women.

And here's my crazy version. The designer said that the hat is a classic Amelia Earhart shape, so I just couldn't resist doing one in leather. And in true Amelia style, I took the picture in the cockpit of the airplane :)

The inside is in a faux fur.

If you look closely, you'll see that I braided strips of the leather for the ties. Other than that, I followed the pattern. 

The hat is super warm, and it will be great on days when the wind is hollowing. The leather should stop any cold air from penetrating the hat.

The pattern is so easy to make up. Someone who is relatively new to sewing should not have a problem. If you have a teenager who likes to exchange gifts with friends, I think this would be perfect. Although the designer said that the hat should fit most women, I think it would work for guys too. After all, it's not only women who fly ;)

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  1. That hat on you is JUST TOO CUTE, and the PHOTO is PRICELESS! Way to go, Rhonda!!!

    1. Thanks Linda 😊 Now if it will
      Get cold enough to wear it.

    2. Hooty, hoot! Aren't you cute! Our own Earhart in her own cap, doesn't get much better than that, Oh Creative One.

  2. Love it! You look so Amelia-ish swanky! I checked out the baby one too--what a hoot! That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. This might have to be stocking gifts this year. (I can just hear my dad, "But daughter, who would put a hat in a stocking?" He always cracks silly jokes...it's part of his charm...Or he'd trick my little brother and say, "I know what you got me for Christmas," he'd say. "No, sir, Dad," he'd reply. "A tie!" My little brother would look so affronted and then say, "Yeah, but you don't know what color!" HA...) Thanks for sharing the hat!

  3. You are so talented! super cute and super warm. love the braids