I have been using the "rocket" thingy in the last post to iron the curvey top of my hats, since it's hard to iron with normal iron.
I think it can double up as a prop for hat photo taking too :)
I wanted to sew a hat for a sweet little girl whom's birthday falls on the same day as mine. When I finished sewing it, I did the usual, asking Hanhan to try it on, to see how it looks on a real model. She is not so keen for hat, and I have to say that's a Strawberry Shortcake hat before she is willing to put it on (she is currently a fan of Strawberry Shortcake) That's a wrong move, because after that she claim it hers :P And I have to sew another one again.
She happily wore it for a while when we went out, just for a while..... onced we were out from the sun, she immediately wanted it down. Besides that she is too tired to entertain me that evening.
The hat is reversible, made from quality Japanese fabrics from my etsy shop (sweet strawberry fabric on one side and white polka dots on red, on the other side). Ribbon is adjustable so that the hat can fit child's head better.
Pattern modified from CUCITO, CHILD BOUTIQUE PATTERNS (Summer 2009).
I'm currently sewing more of this hats, if you are interested, please email me. It's available at $26USD or S$39.