Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Chapeau Evolved

Who knew that something made on a whim could have such an impact? The object in question has gone beyond it's mere made-for-Vegas roots. In fact, a version of said object will soon be featured on Uncommon Threads and yet another version will hit your newsstands in Spring 2007!

What the heck am I rambling on about now? Well Miss Kendra's Hat of course!

In the beginning there was acrylic and CHEAP tulle...





I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille...

All grown up in in green wool and slightly more expensive tulle...



And now this little diddy has completely interchangeable accessories with absolutely no tulle at all!



(Check out the happening Pringles-can-wrapped-in-scarf hat display.)

Accessory numero uno! A spider web netting...





Complete with black widow spider pins for easy attachment to chapeau!



Wait there's more!

Accessory numero dos...

A whittle birdie pin for when your feeling a little less goth and the need to spread your wings!



And finally still feeling flighty, yet in an oh so delicate way?

No problem. Pin on accessory numero tres...

The dragonfly!



I know, I know! You were thinking steaks and eyeballs for accessories. I tried to sell the idea to the publisher. I really did! However, they were really looking for accessories more appealing to the general public.

Sheesh! No accounting for taste...

Crochet Stats
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Worsted for the hat and Encore D.K. for the accessories
Hooks: G for the hat and E for the accessories
Pattern Design: c'est moi
Pattern Availability: Spring 2007 - mag name to be devulged later!

2006 Copyright Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

26 comments:

Pam said...

Sweet - a deal, a show, PLUS an ultra cool hat, does it get any better?

Wendy said...

That is totally cool, perfect for Halloween right around the corner (my favorite holiday.)

Jenn (knittyJenn) said...

how adorable are those??? love it! look forward to the pattern! :)

.♥.

miss kendra said...

the green hat looks very structured. i lurve my hat and will probably have to make several more.

one in every color.

bunny said...

love the spiders and web! Congrats!

Saints and Sinners said...

oh...oh...oh...!! I think I just peed my pants!

I MUST have the spider web one!!! or a pattern!!!

and the birdie too!!!

tell me you are gonna sell these!!!!!

Pink said...

Love that hat...can't wait for the pattern!

Vera said...

I love that hat. I think it would like nice for a wedding.

Uccellina said...

*such* a fabulous hat.

Starfish said...

cool beans man! can't wait to see it in print!!

stuffed said...

Man, I love hats. They never fit me but I love them.

Bronwen said...

Congratulations again. The hats are great.you are so talented.

Jennifer said...

2007? Oh, but I want it now! That hat will be just perfect for next year's Halloween. Great job!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh how fun! I remember when you first posted that little hat and I thought it was so cute! It certainly deserves face time on TV...Congrats!

FinnyKnits said...

What? People don't wear steaks and hot links pinned to their hats? Squares!

What do you think it would take for you to crochet up a sly fedora? That green is the perfect-o shade.

FinnyKnits said...

What? People don't wear steaks and hot links pinned to their hats? Squares!

What do you think it would take for you to crochet up a sly fedora? That green is the perfect-o shade.

FinnyKnits said...

What? People don't wear steaks and hot links pinned to their hats? Squares!

What do you think it would take for you to crochet up a sly fedora? That green is the perfect-o shade.

christianne said...

That's fantastic!

Kendra - you look adorable! :)

Elaine said...

More Caps

Sidsel said...

Fantastic hat. I love it. I wish I felt dekadent enough to wear something like that.
I just have a little complaint, being a spider expert - the legs should be on the front part, not on the abdomen, where the hourglass-shape is.
Love your stuff.

Cheers

Sidsel said...

uh and more..

the hourglass mark should be on the underside of the abdomen.

Renee said...

Love the hat with the interchangeable accessories. I wish I had a whole closet full of project wrongway articles! I'd just get a kick out of sporting them to work on casual Fridays.

Jerry & Maxy said...

While the hat is cool, the accessories are what make it! I love them!

sylv said...

love the hat and all the accessories !! COngrats on bieng published and all too !!

Kimberly said...

Le chapeau est superbe!!! J'aime les accessoires - ils sont tres adorable!

myste said...

beautiful!
I absolutely love the green hat with pheasant feathers!