I wanted to post pictures showing more detail about the construction of the circular hats from previous posts. Here they are!
The color theme for this hat was blue. My challenging color. I used some of y own hand spun and some commercial novelties. In this picture I want to show with more detail how the warp wraps around the grooves.
Sorry for the shaky hand!
This is how it should look at the back of the cardboard. Then, proceed with the weaving process as normal.
When you are ready to release your piece from the cardboard, just pull each section from the grooves.
It should come out easy. These ends hold your circle together.
This picture show it with more detail from back to front.
You will use this ends to cast on the stitches needed to make the head band for the hat.
Now, I haven’t try this, but I will definitely do it next time. I will trow the woven circle in the washing machine for a few minutes to full the piece and see what happens. I’m thinking that it will give the cloth more strength.
The last step is to pick up the stitches to crochet (or cast on stitches to knit) the head band for the hat. I hope this make sense. If you try this, please send pictures. I would love to post them here! Happy weaving!
It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.