As mentioned in the last post, my husband is rapidly approaching his 40th birthday, just 2 days left to go. Presents were needed - I thought long and hard and came up with the handprint project I showed you last time.. but I wanted to make something FUN too.. something a bit silly.
One thing with Gary - he likes his hair neat.. short, and neat. As soon as it starts getting long enough to curl, or stick up.. it must be cut. SO, I decided to make him a hat :D a big.. mad.. HAIRY hat.
I used the resist I normally use for berets (not the oversized ones, the more fitted type). Laid the locks to cover it the added merino tops to cover the locks.
And somehow I seem to of either forgotten to take the photos of the next stages, or deleted them from the camera! I flipped it over folded the edges in and laid the locks & merino in the same way on this side. Then felted it the same as any other resist project.
In hindsight the beret resist was still a bit too big.. I had to work the thing so much that it actually became more of a HELMET than a hat :)
My sister-in-law is hoping that he will wear it to the restaurant when we all meet on the night - not very likely. Actually, fun though it was to make, I can not imagine Gary wearing this in public unless he is going to a fancy dress party as Dennis the Menace, or Sideshow Bob. I'm just looking forward to the fun we shall have when he opens it :) and seeing him with big hair.
Today I have been baking madeira sponge cake.. which I shall be sneakily icing and decorating over the weekend. OMG I have just realised - I dont have Monday to work on it - Gary has booked his birthday off of work - YIKES... I am going to have to work hard and fast while he is golfing on Sunday!