Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More Triangles and an Awesome Hat

Progress is coming right along on the Triangle Quilt Along quilt.  All 12 rows are now sewn.

While I sewed my rows together I had a movie day.  On the suggestion of a reader I watch "Last of the Blonde Bombshells" (excellent!), then I watched "RAGE" (Jude Law in drag!), then I watched the first two "Hobbit" movies.  (If you enjoyed the first Hobbit movie you really need to watch the extended edition which is out now, some great stuff added back in!)

Now, I have to make a detour here to give you some background knowledge. See, I love hats.  Really. It's the only item of clothing I have a problem with buying more and more of.

This one is my favorite.

Hard to beat a good beanie.  Sadly I lost this one.

Lost this cap, too :(  

Anyway, some of you may see where this is going by now.  I've decided to make myself Bofur's Hat!  One of the dwarves in the Hobbit movies has this fabulous hat that look a little bit like a bomber hat with more eccentric ear flaps.

This is prototype 3.0 made with cheap suede and polyester fluff from Hancocks. I have a nice piece of leather sheep's hide (wool still attached) coming to make the final version.  The best part is the hat is totally functional. Those ear flaps flip down and can wrap around my neck and the back of the hat extends almost down to my collar. It ought to be very warm.  My leather should be here in a week or so, I can't wait!

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and the Triangle Quilt Along.


  1. Your hat looks great! I have a Hobbit fanatic friend that would love one, ha. Looks like white sands in the second hat photo?

  2. Heh, heh, love your hats! It's always hard when you lose a good one. I'm still searching for THE perfect hiking hike. Your triangle QAL looks really great - just love the oranges and yellows against the grays.

  3. Nice hat and great triangle quilt! Good work!

  4. My favorites: your triangle quilt, Rainbow Waves quilt and....your hats!
    I hope this comment will be published. I don't know why blogger don't recognize anymore my account when I want to write comments here your blog.