Hats With Attitude

                                             By Judith Lindenfelser, C.O. (Compulsive Overknitter)



How to measure head size.

19 & 1/2 - 21 & 1/2 = Small
22 - 23 = Medium

23 & 1/2 - 24 & 1/2 = Large

    Head sizes vary from pin-head (The Hat Lady) to pumpkin head (you know who you are).  The size of the hat is indicated in the description of each hat.  It is important to order the correct size.

      "Hats with Attitude" can be made to fit any head size.  If you have an outlier head, you might want to consider having a hat custom made. 


What does not belong ?
A group of hats are waiting beside the washer for their turn in the drink. They are waiting quietly - hats with a patient attitude.  Then there's the group leaning into the big wind of the fan, trying to get themselves dried out.  They're grousing and complaining - hats with a bad attitude.  It's the mob on the dining room table that worries me.   They are waiting to be labeled and embellished.  At night when they think I'm asleep, they mull around; it's hard to make out what they're mumbling.  But I think I've heard the word "lynch".  That mob of hats has a bad attitude. 
More hats are on their way.
Dale Evans Cowboy Hat, size medium
Beige Cloche - large
Purple Rolled Brim With Silk Lace - size medium.
Black Bob Hat with Purple Glass Beads - size medium.
Purple & Black Asymmetrical Cloche with Flower, size large
Green double edged cloche, embellished with home spun yarn. Size, Medium
Dale Evans Cowboy Hat
Size Medium
Main body is black, with grey bands knitted in.  There is silver  crocheted along the edge of the brim. The feathers are suspended from a silver  band that rounds around the bottom of the crown.  Oh yes,  did I mention?  When a woman wears a cowboy hat her legs automatically become two inches longer. 

Tan Cloche
Size Large
The body of the hat is knitted with beige yarn that has black flecks in it.  The bottom of the brim has burgundy red glass beads knitted in. A black stripe is knitting on the very bottom of the hat, below the beads.  This hat's name is Fanny.
Fanny is a bell shaped hat, known for the flair of her bottom - full fine and round.  She swings it like a ringing bell. 
    This medium sized rolled brim is embellished at the edge of the brim and around the base of the crown with silk crocheted lace.  It has a fedora crown.  The rolled brim can be worn up or down.  Or perhaps one side up and the other down for a rakish look.  Cost = $85. 
Black Bob Hat With Purple Glass Beads
    The body of the hat is knitted with black.  Purple glass beads are knitted into the bottom edge of the crown.  Colors edging the face include burgundy red, green and purple.  Size medium.  Cost = $60.
Purple & Black Cloche With Asymmetrical Embellishment and Flower
The bottom of the brim is knitted in purple and the top in black.  The color blocks are asymmetrical and highlighted with a crocheted edge.  A crocheted flower is attached along the line of color block change.  Size large. Cost: $70.
Double Edged Green Cloche with Flower
Green cloche with two layers of brim, both of which are embellished with green hand spun yarn.  A matching hand spun flower, with beads in the center is attached to the side of the hat. Size = medium. Cost = $70.

Highlights from Holiday Shows.

Garden Art
Buttercup finds a cozy spot.

These are the heads that I make to display my hats.  They are getting ready for the Anchorage Botanical Garden Plant Show on Saturday, May 25th.  Their fresh glue and Mod Podge are drying.  Today's backdrop for the photoshoot is the greenhouse.  Although there is now two inches of snow in the garden these "starts" are ready for action.  Unfortunatly, they will have to wait three weeks past normal planting time to sink their roots into Lovely Downtown Chugiak dirt.  The photos of the new hats are taken in the greenhouse.

Hats across the seasons in Lovely Downtown Chugiak, Alaska.
Basic Cable Pattern includes cowl, boot cuff, hat and mitt.  Cost = $5.00 + $1.00 mailing.


Contact The Hat Lady by phone (907-688-0493) or email (jml@mtaonline.net).  Information needed to custom order a hat includes:

1. style,

2. main color, and if applicable, preferences for any blending/contrasting yarn colors, choices of foo foo yarn, beads, feathers, buttons

3. head size.