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.

2 comments:

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.