Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bag Lady Hat

This hat had big dreams at the start like children born of average parents and ended up being reconstructed until I ran out of yarn and feeling resentment at the lack of love and respect.
"Fine. BE defiant. See where that gets you," I lectured.

Then I patched it together with whatever yarn was laying around and added some vintage buttons that I once traded some plaid pants for and some hat bangles from a 1965 pill box hat design.* It's $3 worth of Goodwill baby blanket wool yarn and $6 worth of some kind of acrylic/wool/nylon that I found and thought would look nice but really was hard to work with and when I crocheted it wrong was a nightmare to untangle.

 Eventually, it was more trouble than it was worth but maybe my friend the hairdresser will think it has some character at least and will wear it.

And it's too big for anyone's head. I'm a little closer to having a reliable method of making an unreliable hat. Then I'm going to send the blueprints to China and sit back while villagers weave acrylic dreams and proud Oggy eats steak and bacon on the sweat of their labor. Middle Men are pimps with bleached souls. Buy from the artist, sell to the customer. No wholesale! No middlemen!

Above: Finished hat.
Below: Fantasy Hat.

*The vintage shop owner was so surprised I wanted to buy these Bangles that he sold them for $1.
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