It seems like an odd time of year to be working on a stocking cap block, but there have been times early in the morning while fishing we have worn them to keep from freezing to death on the boat. We once rented out a captain and his boat to go trout fishing on Lake Superior at the end if August, right before the beginning of the school year. Thank goodness to a group of fishermen who recommended to us that we wear warm clothes. (They had snowmobile suits for fishing) We quickly ran to Target and stocked up on warm clothes since I had only packed t-shirts and shorts! It was funny... we went out on the lake clad in long underwear and winter gear early that morning (stocking caps included), kept it on for most of the day while we were out on the lake. As our ship/boat/rig whatever you want to call it came back to shore for the day, we were greeted by tourists in shorts and t-shirts. They looked at us as if we just arrived from the moon. It does get pretty cold out on Lake Superior, even in late August.
Have fun with this block.
Play around with colors and mix it up for your five blocks. The directions are for a plain stocking cap and for a striped stocking cap. It’s a good opportunity to tie some of your fabrics together for the quilt. I used up bits and pieces that were left from the other blocks.
I have all of my strips cut out for all of the hats for this section on the quilt.
I used leftover scraps from the other blocks
|I 'chained' sewed from corner to corner on the 1 1/2" squares to form the hat shape.|
Here I have the top of the hats all done and ready to
piece with the brim of the hat block.
Hat blocks all done! For the pom-pom on the hats you will
make yo-yo's and sew them onto the hats after your quilt is quilted.
Button packs are available in my Etsy Shop. I have packaged the button packs a couple of different ways. Either as one big pack with everything in it or individually for each design/row.
There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM . Please help to spread the word!
I hope that you have fun making this block this month. Remember to post those pictures!