Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This is my 225th post, WOOOT! This morning Iron John came by my cubicle & picked up his birthday present -- the dark grey tricorn hat trimmed in blue & white. I made a great big "cockade" for the thing, from a UNC decal attached to some craft foam, cut to just the right size to fit into a chip(Pringles) can lid. Then I hot-glued around the edge of the foam to keep it from slipping out, and bent a folded piece of chenille stem, slipped in a big safety pin, and hot-glued that to the back of the foam. I need to make one for my hat too! Maybe I'll photo the process and you can all see how it's done. Anyway, he was supposed to be here last week; I didn't want to leave the hat at my desk so took it home. Got to thinking that it was a bit big, so carried it to the laundromat (Yes! they let me felt both hats there!) and ran it thru just one more wash cycle. It seemed a tad small to me, but Iron John hasn't got the masses of hair I've got. I did stretch it over a form, reattached the pins, and set it before a fan. Last night it seemed dry so I replaced the plume. IJ put it on and IT FITS!!! Now if he can just keep his kid from swiping it.....
I'm 60 years old now, and I knit pirate hats. But they're very nice pirate hats!