May 22, 2012This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Strangely Appealing Hats Edition
By Betty Crafter
At long last, I believe The Great Craft Block of ‘012 is finally cracking! I actually made some progress on Little Betty’s skirt I started months ago, and even persevered through a most gruesome injury (I stuck a pin under my fingernail and out through the top. You’re welcome for that little mental picture.) Don’t worry, nothing a mustache band-aid couldn’t fix!
I hope to have a real live finished object to show you next time!
But this week, I would like to share a little vintage crafting gem I scored at a recent estate sale. Hats!
Now, let me just warn you. This pattern booklet is filled with the weirdest hats you’ve ever laid an eyeball on. Yet, strangely appealing. I am at once repulsed and attracted to their bizarre designs. The longer I looked at them the more I wanted to raid my yarn stash and get started on a few of these babies! And I don’t know who decided that all the hats should be modeled by creepy disembodied heads, but let me just say “Well done sir.”
The hat on the left here is actually kind of cute on that lady-head, but the circling hats around it not so much. I kind of want to make it just to see if it would be grotesque or flattering in real life. I have no idea which it would be.
These headband-y hats would be adorable on the ski slopes, right? Total ski bunny look. I might have to try to bring this look back.
Ok, so I’m inexplicably in love with this scarf-hat. I think it would be the warmest, comfiest winter thing ever. It would also probably get a couple sideways glances, but who cares when you’re warm and comfy?
Even though this is the creepiest disembodied head in the whole pamphlet, I’m definitely going to make this hat and purse combo for Little Betty next winter. I think she would be cute as a bug’s ear in it.
And lastly, I think we need to take a poll. Is this baffling mesh gnome hat the ugliest thing ever or is it incredibly awesome and I should post the pattern so we can all make one to wear this winter? I’m on the fence.