Have you ever started out on a journey with a destination in mind only to end up someplace completely different, yet gloriously so? Well, that's not far from what happened in the journey of making this little hat. It was intended as a baby bonnet from an old Workbasket pattern. I'd made this particular bonnet before so I thought nothing of making it again.
The interesting thing is that I was going through a particularly rough patch in life at the time so my tension for the first several rounds was tighter than the rest...lol...I hadn't realized it until someone walked by and said, "What's that ya tattin' now? A hat?" After I got over feeling insulted that it wasn't obviously a baby bonnet, I realized it really was a cute little hat...with the lip being straight as a plane where it should have bowled with the rest of the "bonnet".
So, I went with the pleasant little "mistake". I stopped tatting any more rounds on the bonnet and stiffened it with fabric stiffener, glued up part of the lip, embellished it with ribbons and dried flowers and Voila'! I had "designed" a tatted hat...lol
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