Monday, January 30, 2012

This hat I made grew some lovely hair

My mom's hair is starting to grow back from the chemo, but she still likes using hats and head-scarves. But not wigs. Too itchy. (Anyone who has read 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl knows that wigs are excruciatingly itchy.) The other day my mom commented that it would be great if only a little bit of faux hair could poke out the bottom of a crocheted hat. Brilliant.

So I made this hat this morning.

Guess what, Mom? You are now a red-head.
It's more of a slouchy/beret style hat than a normal beanie. Don't ask me for a pattern, because I'm a make-things-up-as-I-go-along-type-of-gal.


A few wispy tendrils of hair in the back suggest a head full of Anne Shirley Blythe hair.

For the inside of the hat, I made a headband of soft fleece so that her forehead doesn't get itchy. Between the fleece and the hat, I glue gunned the hair. The hair is from a wig I used for Halloween awhile back. Yes, I should have taken pictures of the inside. But I've already propped Disembodied Ginger Lady Head on my mom's kitchen counter top for maximum shock value for when she gets home from chemo today. I'll take pics of the inside later. Or, if people are interested, I could make another similar hat and make a tutorial. 

I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, but there is still the practicality test it needs to pass. Like, how does is look on an actual person's head? And does it itch? If it doesn't pass my mom's test drive, at least I can say I tried, right? 

Say yes.

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