This is the hat I was going to show you last Monday, but it wasn't finished. It's a cotton moleskin version of the bucket hat (using my new hat pattern), with a straight-grain binding to curve up the brim.
It may not be any closer to being finished, but it's VERY well-travelled now. I've been carting it around with me all week in the vain hope that I'd finish hand-sewing the lining in. I started the lining last Wednesday and it's still half-done. At the rate I'm progressing, it'll be next winter before it's finished...which adds a whole new dimension to the term "trans-seasonal".
It's been a week of fine-tuning the instructions (pre-and-post-testing) and fiddling around with images and artwork. I reckon this baby will be ready to go up onto the website tomorrow night. That leaves about 24 hours for you to get your name into the giveaway if you'd like a chance to win a pattern.
(BTW - Lara did a fantastic job of the hat she made when she was testing the pattern for me. Check it out!)
I've ALSO been making more toiles for the patternmaking course. I tired of the blandness of calico and decided a bit of colour was the way to go with it. Whistle while you work, and all that...
(See girls? I did MY homework... did you????)