A Hat for St. Pats

Well I turned my little pile of wrapped cording into a St. Patrick’s day hat…. sombrero….. sunhat?   I didn’t make the bowl part deep enough since I was worried I wouldn’t have enough for the brim and ended up with a Scarlett O’Hara type hat.  All it needs is an enormous amount of velvet ribbon and I’ll be set.

I’ll definitely do the bowl part deeper next time.  It was super fun to make though! I see more hats in my future.

Want to learn how to do the wrapped cording technique to make bowls and things?  Take a look at my tutorial!


  1. Karen In NC says:

    Oh Katie, that hat is fantastic!! I have made the wrapped bowls and they are sometimes hard to manage as they get bigger. I can’t imagine how you did something so large and shaped like that. Wonderful, and it is great to see you modeling it.

    Keep up the podcasts. I love them.


    • It was easy actually – I did have to break out my extension table which I don’t normally use for my bowls to do the flat brim part. If I do another one I’ll take photos to show how I did it.

  2. I just listened to your phone interview with Rhonda so now I know that this type of “costume” is close to Your heart, so there you have it, how much better can it get? 🙂 I’d love to see a tutorial or something how you made it! Have fun wearing it this weekend! 🙂

  3. Well, it is green and it does look like some sort of hat, so it should do its job. Congratulations on your plan working out for you even with hiccups.

  4. I think all it needs is one of these http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2012/03/shamrock-blizzard/.

  5. Oh my goodness, Katie, it’s fantastic! Great job! I love it. o:)

  6. You crack me up and the pic is totally adorable! Love it!!!!!

  7. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This hat turned out great. After seeing your post on embroidering the shamrock I did not expect it to be so big. It turned out perfectly. If you ever go to the Kentucky Derby you will be all set.

  8. Love your creation!