A totally tubular ski hat!
Winter has come to Boonetowne!! We got snow on Thanksgiving eve, and now our ski resorts are open and snowboarders are everywhere. Yesterday, when I was running my pre-Thanksgiving errands, I saw a young snowboarder who was wearing this awesome fleece hat. It was covered with fleece tubes that looked like dreadlocks. It was really, really cool, and it was just the type of hat that one of our smart, sassy nieces would like.
So, since I didn’t have to do any Thanksgiving cooking or cleaning, I set out to make the fleece, dreadlock ski-cap for our 8 year-old niece. I started by deconstructing a child’s hat that I had purchased (to use as a pattern) at the end of last winter. I cut it apart and traced the pattern on paper.
I then used the pattern to cut out two fleece hat pieces–one for the lining and one for the exterior. Next, I made 13 fleece tubes in pink, orange, red, and green. Before I attached the tubes to the hat, I decided to add a little Urban Threads emboidery (BTW, they are having a sale right now.) Then I sewed up the hat pieces and inserted the tubes into the seams on the exterior piece. I sewed the lining to the exterior and then topstitched. It really was easy peazy, and I really do love it. Here are some pics:
Hopefully this hat will fit an eight-year-old girl. It’s tight on my head, so I’m hopeful that it might work. We’re going to give her this hat to tomorrow–it’s her birthday, so I’ll let you know what she thinks. I hope she likes it!!! Totally tubular–do people still say that????