Sunday, January 1, 2017

Pretty in Pink or the Pussyhat Project

It snowed today here in southwest Oregon
bringing great beauty into my world
this first day of 2017.

I was nearly finished 
with my next Butterick pattern sample
and alway love a small diversion
before I completely finish.
Making a couple of Pussyhats
seemed the perfect amusement

When I mentioned the Pussyhat Project
on my Facebook page, 
the possibility of my
stitching up a Pussyhat was mentioned...
Nothing like a special project
to get a girl's creative juices flowing.
Happily I found a small bolt of fuschia melton,
a passionate pink perfect for what I had in mind,
a variation of Marcy's hat OOP Vogue 8966. 

Not having the pattern but one of the hats, 
view D I believe,
I measured the circumference,
added a seam allowance (24" total length),
stitched up a tube (11.5")
 and marked a stitching line
(2.5" from each side, 2" from top of hat). 

10" x 23" flat tube with stitching line marked (hat is shown upside down).
I stitched on the line and turned the hat
inside/rightside out. 
Super simple.

Voila! A Pussyhat!!

I ended up making four pussyhats
they were so much fun.
Soft and oh so chic for
the Women's March on Washington
or whatever city you're marching in.

If you are marching and would like one of these hats
please let me know.
If you will make a donation 
to your local women's shelter
I will mail you a hat.

I only have four though...


Addendum: The Pussyhats are all gone...

Our storm turned into a doozy -- 
must be 20" of snow
Lost power for two days.
This means no electricity, internet or water.
Good thing there's a woodstove in the house.
Happy to have it go back on today
with more severe cold coming in tonight.
Stay warm and be well everyone.