I had originally titled this post “Hat Porn” Well not REALLY porn, of course. In my innocence (for which I’m grateful) I had no idea that was a THING, so I’ve retitled it, cos I never meant to be misinterpreted! Ewww.
The issue is that our titian-haired girl refuses to wear a sunhat. With that bright hair and her fair skin, it’s important that she’s protected. She’ll wear a Peppa Pig baseball cap I bought a long time ago, but a sunhat is imperative.
So…I decided to take a sunhat that I already had, dye it pink (her favorite color), and embellish with appliques and flowers.
First I cut out and chainstitched a sparkly adorable cat from a piece of material I found. When I ironed it flat, the iron got too hot and melted a bit of material so I had to add other embellishments to cover up the damage. That’s where the butterfly and flowers are located.
The final part was to sew a row of embroidered flowers across the brim. I guess I could have embroidered the flowers directly onto the hat, but I acquired these from the fabric store.
Here’s my scheme and I hope it works because it worked with her big brother a couple years ago.
When T was about two years old, he wouldn’t wear a hat either. No matter how many times we’d put a hat on his head, he’d rip it off in less than two seconds.
I decided to try a little psychology on him. One day I bought a cute sunhat with little sailboats all over it and wore it on a visit. He took it off my head, promptly put it on his own head, and never again resisted wearing a hat. I knew he would like it! In fact, he still wears it every single time he goes outside. Hee hee. A little psychology worked wonders. One day I’ll tell him what I did.
I figured if it was successful that time, a similar strategy might be just what will encourage Char to wear her hat.
I’ll let you know if my devious plan is successful. You gotta admit, that sunhat is TOO adorable, right?