Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Birdie Hat

I finished my little faux birdie tilt topper hat today. Nothing fancy - I was basically playing around with a piece of scrap felt that was leftover from making another hat. The bird is my first real attempt to recreate a vintage faux birdie, and I need to work on getting my feathers to flow a little better. The crown is open, and pushed in on the sides. I was patterning this hat after one of my beloved Frank Palma 1940s tilt hats (which also had an open crown with faux bird on top).

All in all, I like it, and I can't wait to wear it!

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