Like my new hat?

I used a bunch of my leftover strings and made this funky hat on my knifty knitter this week. The strings were anywhere from about a quarter inch wide to about three-quarters inch wide. Strings that were really too small to use for any sort of sewing project I could think of. I only had one rip on me and it was one of the skinnier ones and wasn't cut straight on the grain of the fabric. I also had a piece of flannel selvege in there which was a bit too thick to work with. Otherwise it was pretty easy going. I just knotted the fabric together at the ends with square knots. I used the yellow loom for a hat for myself. I think these would be great for kids, though using one of the smaller looms. It was a super easy and quick project to use up those strings that have been haunting me. I was inspired by Amanda's rug, but I didn't have big needles for it, and didn't really want to buy them, either.

On an other note, I found something I simply must try. I don't know when I will get around to doing it, but this quilt is awesome!
I have soooo many scraps, I'm sure I can come up with enough 2.5 x 4.5 rectangles to do it. LOL I have basically done nothing with my scraps until about the last year or so, and I have been collecting scraps in the neighborhood of ten years. I think I have plenty. I actually think this could be very pretty in a monochromatic theme, too, using different values of the same color against the white. You could go from dark to light and back again or vice versa.


amandajean said...

your hat is awesome! i tried making my rug into a bag last week. it didn't work out so well. but i'm not giving up yet.

i LOVE that quilt. i have it in my favorites in flickr, i'm pretty sure. i'll make one if you make one, LOL.

Kirsten said...

Love the hat, and what a great way to use up scraps.