Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hatty Thursday - Summer Millinery Class School of the Art Institute, Mad Hatter Lunch

Sunday Pictorial Beret, Boreale yarn (Bottle Green)

Scarf, Antique and Resale Shoppe, Chicago, IL

Bow detail, Sunday Pictorial Beret
This week's round up includes a beret that I stitched up in using Boreale, a fingering-weight yarn. Used 0 needle for the edge, and 1 for the main body. Mindless garter stitch all the way to the top.
Here are some other hat-related items:
  • Got at least three weeks off this summer? Check out the millinery blocking and draping class (Course #1020 001) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Straw, felt, paper, fabric and other unusual materials will be the foundation for your way-cool hats. No preqs! Taught by world-renown instructor, Instructor: Eia Radosavljevic . Not exactly a traditional college student? No worries. Register as a "student-at-large;" or call 312.629.6170.
  • Milliner Jenny Pfanensteil will be the guest speaker at the "Mad Hatter" luncheon Thursday, May 10 at the Chicago Club. Read all the details here.
  • Got a bee in your bonnet? Try making this baby bonnet. Just in time for Easter.
  • Why are hat sizes so weird?  Food for some thought.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hatty Wednesday - Sulky Wash Away Stabilizer, Brooklyn Tweed Seasons Hat

Crochet beret, Lion Brand yarn
Lion Brand yarn, Sulky Wash-Away Stabilizer Scarf

Hats off to Wednesday...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hatty Tuesday - Connie Chang Chinchio hat in Textured Stitches Book Scotty Dog Beret and More -

Starflower Hat in Textured Stitches by Connie Chang Chinchio
New links for Things Hat-related:
That's all for now. Ciao.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hatty Wednesday - Bungalow Hat, Eugenia Kim, Anthropologie, Free Monkey Hat Crochet Pattern

Bungalow hat, Knitscene, Spring 2012

The bungalow hat would seem to fit into Chicago, which actually has a bungalow belt. Not to be worn, it's a term that's actually unique to the City of Broad Shoulders.  Some more hatty links:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hatty Round of Links: Knitscene Tulip Slouch Hat, How to Spot Clean a Hat, Free Patterns

Tulip Slouch Hat, Knitscene, Spring 2012
A new round-up of links...mostly hat-related because what's on the head is most fun!
That's all for now.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hatty New 2012: A Round-Up of Millinery-Related Links...Albert Swanpoel for Target

From Cozy Winter Knits
Resolve to wear more hats, not just ones that keep you warm, in the New Year? Look at these links for inspiration:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hatty Holidays LInk Round Up - Vogue Knitting Turban,

Vogue Knitting, Vintage Chic, Turban, Designed  by Lola Ehrlich
Vintage Chic, Vogue Knitting 2011/2012 Fashion Preview
A random list of cool hats, casual, fun or classy:
  • You've seen Chanel bags, how about a Chanel knit hat? Simple, no chains to weight it down.
  • The turban is back....classy or just a microwaved leftover? With or without hair. The Vogue Knitting models (above) show plenty of lush,  long, wavy longs. They're just missing gloves, a cordette clutch, and a cigarette holder...otherwise, they look like 1940s starlets. Any ideas on the yarn used? Vogue Knitting won't tell...yet. Can I just contrast it to this actual 1940s jersey turban? Which would took chutzpah to wear? Vogue's patterns or the jersey one? A cocktail will help the chutzpah part, I promise.
  • Judith M Millinery has a 20 percent off coupon good through the end of January. She has amazing hat-making notions that you can't even find in New York City's Fashion District (sadly...).
  • What's a cute rain hat without a matching umbrella? Here's a how-to using oilcloth...which I think would a little bit stiff. Ripstop or a thinner water-repellant fabric would be a better choice. Still a great way to salvage a frame.
  •  Thinking of last minute gifts? Have needles, will travel to nearest yarn store? Here's a round-up of last-minute hats to make on the double.