Twisted Witch Hat
It's done! YAY! I've hat the pattern for The Twisted Witch Hat by Stephanie Porkony at Crochetverse for a few years, so it was time to get 'er done. Can I say how much fun this was?
Once I had the base made it was time to add some lights. I used purple twinkle lights that are battery operated and attached them with that sparkly eyelash yarn we all have in our stash but never use. I will say this was the most tedious part because my goal was to hide the wires. At this point I also added the curl, which I reinforced with electrical wire so it would keep its shape. I also added 18 gauge wire around the brim of the hat so I could style it as desired. Finally I stitched a pocket inside the hat to hold the battery pack. Yes, this was a true day of work but the results were fantastic.
Next I decided a flower was needed. I knew I wanted BIG, PURPLE, and SPARKLY. I have several patterns by PippaPattersCrochet. Her flowers are SO SUPER realistic and I want to make them all some day. I kept it simple for this hat so I went for worsted weight yarn and a bigger hook. I only did three rows of flowers. For the middle I added a big black rhinestone to get the desired sparkle.
Finally a scary element was needed. What's more scary that a spider? For my little guy I used a pattern from EasyPeasyGrandma but added two more legs and used googly eyes instead. Who doesn't love googly eyes?
I am thrilled with the results. Right now it is on display at #YarnandYou, so come by to see it in person.
Here are the links to the patterns I used: