Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ellie's new hat

I found this pattern for a Jack and Jill hat by Izzy & Ivy designs that I thought just needed to be made for Ellie. I read over the instructions several times and finally cut out all the pieces and started making the hat. The instructions were a little difficult for me to follow completely. It told me to make a buttonhole in one part but never had me use that button hole for anything the rest of the pattern. I don't make clothing very much anymore so I may be a little rusty on following those kinds of patterns. I made a couple of mistakes but eventually the hat turned out really cute!

Here's Ellie wearing her new hat. She only wore it long enough for a few pictures tho. I will make it again because I think it turned out quite well. My daughter thought it would look great in black and white striped fabric for a train conductor hat for a little boy.....some day.

I've also been making a couple of quilt backs and taken one of them to the quilter. I finally got the rest of the fabric for the Rick Rackasaurus quilt too. Can't wait to get that one finished. My niece should be having her new baby boy soon and I want to have it ready to give to her.

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Carol G said...

It's so cute--great fabrics--and the ruffle makes it very feminine. Good job for rusty!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Adorable! It looks very intricate to someone who is a bit 3rd dimension challenged unless it's about knitting.

Oops-Lah said...

What a cute hat and what a cute model! It does indeed look quite difficult to make. Funny about the buttonhole though ;).

Pokey said...

That is really sweet, Ellie looks precious in it! Your fabric choice is just what a little girl wants. Adding an unnecessary button hole sounds like torture for a non garment sewer, what a silly request! So, where did the buttonhole end up, and do you use it in the finish? Too strange...!

Brenda said...

Darling hat! You are brave - I do not like sewing things like that - quilting is much simpler!