Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AffairsoftheHat
And it turns out that it’s mine! I couldn’t make the etsy button link, so, there is the actual link.
These hats are lovely sizes and shapes, and I’ve used ribbons to tie them, rather than elastic so there will be no problem with elastic sizes, and any size or shaped head can wear them. I measured the ribbon on my own head, and it looks simply adorable on 5yo’s head.
I have used a thin gauge wire along the bottom of the hat form, so it feels pretty strong and sure, unless it is purposely bent out of shape, which would be an awful shame. The actual base is made of buckram, which can be shaped when wet and then it dries. There is a cotton lining along the top and the wired bottom of the hat shape, but if caught in a downpour, the base shape would probably be ruined.
The fabric I’ve used in these first hats
is a sparkly satin, and there are a few colours that I couldn’t help but grab up into my trolley in the fabric section: light pink, bright pink, blue, yellow, white, and green. I could have bought so many more, but it’s best to be realistic – and economical – and use what I have, first.
There are so many occasions – or affairs – that hats are perfect for; I wear one whenever I am lucky enough to go out for Afternoon Tea, and sometimes out for dinner with friends, and of course, Mom Prom. These hats would be adorable on children for their own Afternoon Tea, themed birthday parties, photography sessions with sisters or mother/daughter groups, and I made the small sizes purposely for children. Of course, they would still fit adults, and I dare I say, be perfect for Baby Showers, Bachelorette parties, birrhday parties, photo props and more.
Each hat is sold as a pair or a set of 3 or more (prices vary), and the hats can be the same colour or different. Baby Shower hats might even be all blue or all pink.
I’m going to sign off now, and get sewing!