We were planning to offer a preview of Fleece Hat Friends last week, but we were in the middle of a heat-wave! Luckily, the temperature around these parts has dropped again and it feels like fall. What better time is there to look ahead to Halloween and beyond?
Fleece Hat Friends is a beginner-friendly book perfect for the coming months. Its projects are made for kids of all ages (in other words, there’s instructions for making them in many sizes!).
For those of you that already sew with fleece, you know its charms! If you don’t, all you need to know is that fleece is soft, warm, easy to wash, comfortable to wear, and it doesn’t ravel–so there’s no need to spend time sewing the edges. What’s not to love?
And the hats inside this book are full of personality. There’s playful furry friends like the puppy and panda. Underwater favorites like the fish and lobster. And creative creatures like the monster and dinosaur. Oh, and of course there’s a couple Halloween classics, like a spider and bat. There’s even a few non-hat add-ons, from a monkey-themed sweatshirt to the tails you see here.
If the author, Mary Rasch, sounds familiar, that’s probably because she’s been featured in magazines and books before, including our very own Stash Happy: Felt! She also blogs over at Mary’s Makings (ilovemarysmakings.blogspot.com).
If you want to flip through the book, you can look inside or check out the video posted over here (thanks to Beach Brights for the video review!). If you like these hats, stay tuned. Sometime soon we’re going to give away one of the original hats made by the author. What one will it be? Well, let’s just say it would go well with Trick or Treating…