Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Leafy Fairy Hat

This hat kind of took me over. I wanted another hat I could put my hair through (I love hats where you can pull your hair through. In the morning I have to take my daughter to school and I love not having to mess with my hair. It gives me more time to drink coffee LOL) but I wanted it to be a fairy hat. How could I do that? Fairy hats have long tails and putting my hair through wouldn't look right. So The Lord of the Rings popped into my head. It always does. It is one of my all time favorite movies. I remembered someone saying that when they were building the Elven city that they tried to think like the elves and then they made the city around the trees instead of cutting them down. So I tried to think like a fairy and what they would have to work with and then I got the idea to make a hat out of leaves. Yah sometimes I am sure I don't think like most people. That is a pretty big stretch for inspiration haha but that is what happened. I had a little modeling issue because I can't get the wig on my mannequin head to go through the top of the hat and still look alright so I had to model. If you can't see the pics either click on them or right click on them and select view picture. I have the pattern available in My Etsy Shop for $3 if anyone is interested. What do you think?

I felt the hat needed something so I added vines and flowers on a hair tie. Plus I played around with the background a little. I just wanted to try something different :)

I also had some fun playing around with different ways to make pictures look more fairy like. I love rainbows so this is a favorite with the edges.

and here is the hat with my hair coming out the top

I also wanted to post these pics. I made my husband a Metroid for Yule. I gave it to him in a jar so it would look like I captured him a Metroid lol yah I am a geek but he loved it :)

and here is my daughter with the Brown Pony I made her. She loved it!


Kelly the Tangled Grrl said...

I love this! So creative and fun!

Marie Anne said...

Oh gosh, that hat is adorable!

Not sure what type of site you're looking for. Could you explain a little better what you're wanting to do?

CrochetDad said...

Very nice hat. Very creative.

Jo said...

I am so glad to know that I am not the only geeky wife out there!! Geeks shall inherit the earth, lol!

skony said...

Wow! The hat is wonderful!

Brenda, Domedweller said...

First of all, April, I love your creative designs.

Secondly, you were asking about email lists management, here are two I'm familiar with:

AprilDraven said...

Thanks Everyone!

Also Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into those sites :)

Unknown said...

Hi April!

I have to say I am a big fan of your creations, especially the leaf hat.

I crochet a lot as well and was wondering concidering making a product similar to the fairy leaf hat. Do you have any suggestions on the construction? Did you do this in separate pieces, or in one piece?

Below is a link to my etsy shop, if you would like to take a look