FLOPPY HAT EXCHANGE





Just finished this for an exchange.  Theme "Floppy Hat".  That was all the information we were provided so it was outside the box, put on my thinking cap, and once again the route I took was far from what I had first "intended".... FUN....  These exchanges are as much a surprise to me as the recipient....I never quite know when I start where I am going to end up..... 

I crocheted the hat making up my "pattern" as I went along using a nylon thread called Omega that I just love.  I crocheted openwork so that I could weave a ribbon through to make a bow and cascading streamers. (wired ribbon). 

The stand is a patina-ed brass candle stick that I found at the thrift store which was just the perfect size and height to be proportioned with the hat.  I glued a wood shape into the candle cup portion, painted it flesh tone, added some hair (painted) and then glued on a button for a finish at the area where a brooch might be pinned. 

The hat brim is really "floppy" as you can see by the pictures....

Monday it will be on its way to my partner.....hope she will enjoy it in her home.

3 comments:

  1. I love the floppy hat and the use of your candle stick for a stand! I am sure your partner will love it!
    Linda

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  2. Diana - You are such an AMAZING creative artisan - this hat is FABULOUS - I'm sure your partner will love it!

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  3. what a lucky partner!!! Natalie is right, you are an amazing artist!!

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