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    12 July 2010

    Witch's Hat

    Some time back I saw this post about a Witchi-poo-hat over at MamaBear's blog and I knew that I had to try my hand at it.

    Since I didn't plan on making a full size, wearable hat, I used "A Mini Witch's Hat" pattern that I found HERE. But when I printed it out, it was about pincushion size and that's not what I had in mind either. In the end I opted to make the hat a little larger and just have a fun decorative item to display. The finished hat is 9 1/2 " tall by 9" across.

    I did have to do some tweaking to the pattern as I was putting it together. And I chose to substitute some of the materials to suit my purposes. As such, if you decide to try your hand at making one of these lovely little hats, I would suggest doing a practice run before you actually begin your masterpiece. Do-overs can be frustrating and disappointing!

    So, without further adieu.............drum roll please.............

    My finished Witch's Hat -

    Thanks for visiting and please be sure to let me know if you decide to make a Witch's Hat of your own. I would love to see your photos, too.

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!


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    Blogger Momma Bear said...

    Gerry It's wonderful!
    just perfect for the table on Halloween!
    II love the date for the establishment of the BHS, i didn't even think of that.
    I also love how colorful yours is, I think I was in a rather black mood last october.
    great work! I love it!

    July 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
    Blogger Lauri said...

    Love it!! Very cute. I especially like the "est 1692" part

    July 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
    Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

    oh my gosh! I love it! You are just so talented. I do not have that kind of talent.

    July 12, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
    Blogger Judy S. said...

    How cute, Gerry! What did you use around the outside rim? That hat would make for one very well-dressed witch!

    July 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
    Blogger FredaB said...

    Gerry this is wonderful. right away I wanted to make one for me and one for my daughter. You can't keep us crazy quilters away from anything.



    July 14, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
    Blogger Charlene ♥ SC said...

    What a great project! You might think of opening haberdashery or millinery shoppes! Speaking of, are you familiar with ? I think of you when I go there. Hope all is well on your side!

    July 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
    Blogger Maddie Can Fly said...

    Gorgeous Gerry! I have a pattern for a big one but have not even attempted it yet.

    July 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    You are all so very sweet! I had fun with this project. I would love to see your hats, if you decide to try one.

    July 20, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
    Blogger Cathy K said...

    This is toooo cute! You are so clever - love the Black Hat Society! And we know how you love Halloween, so I expect to see a CQ’ed witch next year, LOL! Hugs, Cathy

    July 28, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Boy, I'm gonna have to think about that one. LOL. A CQ'd witch sounds a little complicated. How 'bout you make one first and let me borrow the pattern?

    See you soon!

    August 3, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

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