Friday, July 4, 2014

Off the Shuttle: Tatted Hat Band

Just bought this sun protective hat (UPF 50+) and decided to dress it up with a tatted hatband. The pattern is a shortened version of "Lacy Scarf" from New Tatting by Tomoko Morimoto (Interweave, 2012, p. 64). 

The neat thing about the pattern is the way that the round motifs are made. One of the things I always disliked about round tatted motifs is the problem of how to connect the individual rounds. Do I make them all separately and then sew them together? Do I use some split ring trick to connect them as I go? Nope, with this pattern you just tat a strip with one side of the motif and then turn the work and go back and do the other side. The only sewing required is any tails that occur when you need to add more thread to the shuttle. And no split rings to fiddle with.

The thread is from stash acquired during the 1990s. It's size 20 Flora, a thread made in Hungary that has been discontinued by most suppliers. The color is #226 a chocolate brown.


Madtatter80 said...

I love this idea really! It is fun to use tatting were people can see it and love the brown color too!

tattrldy said...

The edging made a wonderful hatband. I like that idea of making it in two strips like this instead of round motifs joined together.