Raise your hand if you've seen Disney's Frozen! Raise your other hand if you can't stop singing 'Let It Go' and 'Love Is An Open Door!' Wave your hands around if you've made something inspired by the movie!
Okay, I'll stop singing and dancing like an idiot now.
I present to thee, Oaken's hat.
Yes, that's Oaken of Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna.
As we were walking out of the theater, my brother commented on how awesome Oaken's hat was. He later found a picture of Oaken online and made it his profile picture. A friend of his commented on how he thought that Oaken reminded him of my brother. Coincidence? I think not!
It was only a matter of time until my brother asked for Oaken's hat, so I had the plans already drawn up. Just needed to hunt down the supplies and learn how to make a pompom.
Assembly and pattern drafting for this project was easy sailing. The circumference is made to his head measurements, the height of the band is also referenced to his head.
As for the pompom, I tried the more conventional methods to not much avail. It was more frustrating than anything. Then I found this tutorial. Running with the idea of using an embroidery hoop for the base, I found a small hoop to scale down the pompom size. The results? SUCCESS!
I think he likes it.
Now to finish the outfit, we need to find a, uh..., colorful sweater and some leather suspenders. The facial hair part of things will have to be up to my brother. ;)