Saturday, September 3, 2011

Earthy Witch Hat

Oh what a summer it has been this year. I hope you all had a wonderful time :)

Here is my newest creation. This year I was considering dressing up as a witch for Halloween. I was looking at what other people came up with for witch hats and I decided I really didn't want to take the classic route. The points are too long and the brim is too wide. I wanted to be able to wear it more than just Halloween. So I decided to make the top and brim shorter. This is what I came up with. I named it Earthy Witch Hat because it reminded me of bark on a tree. I can't wait to wear it hiking :) It will keep the flies away from my head and help protect against the sun :) My dad kinda gave me inspiration for this hat too. When I was little we would go on walks in the woods and he would let me wear his hat. (that is one of the fondest memories I have of him) It was a men's hat but the brim was perfect. Not too big not too small. That is kinda what I wanted to achieve with this.

What do you think?

If you want the pattern it is available for $3 in my Etsy Shop

You can fold up the brim if you like :)

For those of you who don't know how to do cables here is A link to a video someone made that should help :)


Eliza/Tuome said...

it's wonderful ^^!

vcwillow said...

Awesome. Love it. )O(

Dorothy said...

I reckon that hat's cool.

Mandie said...

Hi April, I sent an email last week but havent heard back from you -- is the address I already have still current where I sent the green Bella mittens? The other dark brown pair is FINALLY done. Sorry for the long wait, at least it's a November release date again this year!

howie said...

that's one handsome looking hat!

on a somewhat unrelated topic, I finally posted a picture of my jack skellington to my facebook. Instead of keeping a blog [for now] i just post my crochet stuff to a facebook album and do little write-ups on them in the captions...or in jack's case....big write-ups. :)

here's a public link to the album if you are interested:

mokeyh said...

Hey there, OMG I love this hat, do you plan to do a pattern? I'd love it Lou x

Tamsyn said...

This hat is a great interpretation of the older style witch hat! It feels kind of druidish. So nice to see more of your creative genius!

shackrats said...

I absolutley ADORE all of your patterns April. This question is really off topic but I've been wanting to ask you for a while now: Have you ever considered having a book of your patterns published? I feel like it would be a big hit. I know I would totally buy it! :)

AprilDraven said...

Thanks Everyone! Sorry I haven't responded. My life has been pretty hectic lately so I have been dealing with that (I have been really depressed so I haven't felt like talking to anyone. I'm sure you all can understand and have felt like that too)
Mandie: yep, everything is the same. I thought you forgot about me :)
Howie: Wow you weren't kidding about a long story lol. Neat story :) He turned out great.
shackrats: Thanks. Yes I was thinking about publishing a book but most publishing companies only want 1 pattern here and there unfortunately. One day I will have a book though. That is my dream :)