Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Jacob's Hat (finally... well, sort of)


Yeah! This kid deserves some ideas already, right? It's getting cold in the north and I want him to look cuter than cute. So I've been pondering and have come up with a couple of preliminary designs. Everything is mix and match of course... I just wanted to see if Jacob might like any of these things... let's see!

My first thought was that with all the snowy outdoor activities in Maine... the boy would need some earflaps for sure! I thought we could play with a very traditional hunter type cap with earflaps or an extra layer that wraps around the back of the neck.

I thought I could find a very nice wool and double layer those earflaps with something soft! I think it would look nice to try a textured stitch pattern like this crossing diamond :
So I would use this stitch, or another texturey one for the body with a defining ridge between them something like this...

I found this version on the Paul Smith Website
Hey, do you like that leather buckle?? I think it could totally work!








Ok, then for a totally different thing I was thinking more old school and doing it up with some crazy fairisle!

Again, thought some earflaps, but what about nice little Maine pine trees and snowflakes? In great, non traditional colors of course!

I found these fairisle examples from the twenties that are just exquisite. I like the trees... but would flip them to be more Maine-ly, like in my drawing. I like the checker pattern too.




What do you think Jacob? How adventurous are you? I can see that Paul Smith hat with a patterned neck part even, and a solid top and of course a leather strap, but that might be too crazy! I love earflaps with long ties too.

I think a mustard gold would be great with your eyes, and some browns. (I totally stole this photo of him off facebook!)

8 comments:

jacob said...

i'm into the rugged full coverage exterior and the soft interior...there is so much about maine and winter and maine men in the winter wrapped up in that...what about a suede strap? maybe red? you're going to have to fill me in on materials, i don't know what's feasible and what isn't...i'm all about the snowflakes and trees in the the drawing...cool cool cool! i'm excited!

Garth said...

I like the one with the wraparound ear protectors and the strap. It reminds me of Little Bear.

Mae said...

HI!!!!!!!
I'm looking forward to your blog! I am also a lover of being surrounded by everything handcrafted. Mmm.

Have you started on your Christmas gifts? Christmas just hit me and now i'm freaking out because I refuse to buy gifts!

Mae said...

I posted this in your old blog by accident:

HI!!!!!!!
I'm looking forward to your blog! I am also a lover of being surrounded by everything handcrafted. Mmm.

Have you started on your Christmas gifts? Christmas just hit me and now i'm freaking out because I refuse to buy gifts!

Keepitmoving said...

Jacob, do you want the whole hat to be red or just the strap?? Suede shouldn't be a problem!

jacob said...

i like the mustard/gold idea too...lots of bright color...red, gold, light muted green? whatever you think! cheers from SF!

Keepitmoving said...

OK! I'm thinking a little fairisle patterning with all those great colors you mentioned. I'm going to go yarn shopping soon to see what I can find for you kiddo! Get yur bum to NY soon please! The farmers markets are overflowing with goodies and I make really yummy pies!!!

jacob said...

heck yes.