Thursday, September 1, 2016

September's Block ~ Hats

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.

The pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. Remember to post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs) There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures. I love seeing pictures of what you guys are doing with the Tis the Season patterns. It is soooo much fun to see the quilt made in different fabrics! Love it!

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!

 Happy Quilting!
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  1. Such a cute block! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very cute block but the links only show the August block with the Santa. I'll check back tomorrow to see if the September Hat shows up.

    1. I fixed the links and the September block is now up! Happy quilting!

  3. I am having the same problem! Thanks for making the patterns PDF's. It is so nice to have them in that format. Thanks for the cute BOM. K-

    1. I fixed the links and hope that you have luck now. Happy quilting!

  4. Thanks so much! It worked just peachy! :-) K-

  5. I still can't get the link. What am I doing wrong?