Friday, April 28, 2006

The Hat, Part II

Success is sweet, especially after a few failures. After I returned the overpriced hat I had bought for Lucia, I was determined to make a sunhat out of my own fabric remnants. I measured and cut, but my first attempt came out looking like a parachute:



Today, not only did I measure, but I made a paper mock-up. I did math (fractions!). I pinned and ironed. This is what I came up with:



It actually fits me (somewhat), but Lucia's head and my head are compatible in size. I'm leaving the hat out on the coffee-table for Lucia to discover tomorrow morning. The girl won't wear anything unless she thinks it's her idea.

Have a good weekend, everyone. Next week, I'll tell you about the nap-time story I've made up for Lucia.

5 comments:

Lone Star Ma said...

Lovely!

Fridaysweb said...

Alkelda, you are so talented! I absolutely adore the hat. I bet Miss Lucia will be tickled pink. And blue, and red, and yellow and paisley...

Nonny said...

Fractions! I'm very impressed. The hat is adorable. The first one reminds me of the hat that one of the Cosby kids wore on "Fat Albert".

So, did Lucia wear it?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM, Friday and Nonny: I tried to make another hat (for myself) a couple of days ago, and we all laughed at the resulting floppy cloth Easter basket. So much for my newly-discovered fractions! Lucia thinks the hat I made is pretty, but the natural (off-white) sun-hat I bought for her for $5 on sale a few years ago, the one that she had rejected up until now, is the hat she likes to wear. That's toddlers for you.

I am hoping this week will be better than last week. Last week was hard for everyone. Almost every day, Lucia woke up grumpy (early) and went to bed grumpy (late).

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Can I just say you have accidentally introduced me to a new word and I love it - gibbous - see your moon update in sidebar. Love the hats by the way - you are a woman of many talents. Now this dream you had in which you say I was in my "element"! Whaddya mean lady? Beer and meat pies! I'm worth more than that. Oh yes over here in the UK we always eat meat pies the size of dinner plates! By the way my friend Chris ate his first English pork pie the other day and he loved it! Thanks for dropping by my blog again...! Night night!