Straw Hat 5
Zipporah is helping me turn the squashy hat from the thrift store into hatstraw…
We’ve discovered that even though made of paper, it is actually a classic 9-end hatstraw braid, with cords incorporated into the edges.
Pulling on one cord should create a nice smooth curve, and it does, but unfortunately the curve is not tight enough for tiny Hitty hats. That’s OK the “gathering” method works, and we are getting better at it!
Zipporah is very happy with her new straw bonnet, even without rosettes and ribbons.
…though her hatstraw coil is all in a snarl again.