Escape Hat (Sunroof Edition)
by Ojolly Follow

I've knitted many a hat before, but this will be the second hat that I've "constructed" using a cut and sew method. People often ask me about small projects that can be made with my fabrics. I thought the Escape Hat from Angel Lea Designs was a good candidtate. (Yes, I know it says it's a man's hat.)

I've already changed my mind on the fabric for the crown since the original pic was taken. I'm now using the plain diamond pattern for the brim and the diamonds with ribs for the brim, both cotton. The inside will be plain gold bamboo. The pieces are now cut and the interfacing fused. 

I have a lot of hair and I find it more comfortable (and fun) to have it come out of the top of certain hats. With the way the pattern is drafted, it looks as though it'll be an easy mod (to be continued).


It's finished! I have a few tips on how to modify the pattern to make the "sunroof", also a way to work this if you're using sweater knits, so that the fabric doesn't ravel. I'll post them soon. In the meantime, there's a little more on my blog and another pic, too.


Posted my tips on how to turn this lined hat pattern into the version you see here. 


Discussion 6

  • TheMissLinds commented 7 years ago

    oooo i'll be interested to see how you do this - can you post instructions too?

    Ojolly replied 7 years ago

    The basic hat is a published pattern by Angel Lea Designs. I'll post my modifications. :)

  • SownBrooklyn commented 7 years ago

    I was actually on your site the other day wondering how I might use your amazing fabric. I can't wait to see the result!

    Ojolly replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm excited to complete this one because I want the finished hat that I'm imagining!! Here are some ideas on using commercial patterns with my fabric that I wrote recently.

  • Nora commented 7 years ago

    Great colors you picked and your fabric is gorgeous. Very curious to see the finished project, especially that you leave it open on top, cool idea.

    Ojolly replied 7 years ago

    Thank you! Ultimately, it's an experiment. We'll see how it turns out. :)

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