April 20, 2012


'Harry Potter' wizard ~ hand knit

The first time my Mum saw the colourful round hats I was making she said..."They look just like cake tins!"...which is, of course, how my hats got their name. If the name or the hat fits, might as well wear it!

Just using the name Cake~Tin Hats has probably influenced my creative thought process over the last four years when creating my hat designs. I like different and funky things and the idea of wearing a cake tin (well...sort of) on your head is pretty out there! I do think if you are going to wear a hat it might as well have something to say both about you and about your sense of style.

Wearing a hat is also about a sense of fun and I try to express that in each hat I make. Recently, I came across the following article published in the Milwaukee Sentinel on July 3rd, 1931 in the 'Fashion and Beauty' section (next to the food ads) that made me laugh. __________________________________________________


New York - If you happen to have one of those little cake tins with a fluted edge, you can make a dandy Paris hat out of it. Turn the brim up in front and wear the hat fairly well back on the head. Otherwise, there's a little Paris hat of black picot straw with an upturned brim in front and the brim is crossed by a band of pleated gros-grain ribbon in a bright turquoise shade.

Seriously! Here's the link
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19310703&id=bFgaAAAAIBAJ&sjid= 6AwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3848,315624

'Icelandic Flowers'  gnomie ~ hand knit & felted
(Winnig hat pattern design by Harpa Jonsdottir)


'Multi' beanie ~ hand knit cotton & silk

'Checker' beanie ~ hand knit


'Ribbons' ear flapper ~  hand knit &
embellished with ribbon

'Feathers'  ear flapper ~ hand knit

'Celtic basket' beanie ~ hand knit

'Juliet' princess cap ~ hand knit & embellished

'Pink & Gray' beanie ~ hand knit angora & merino

Yellow haute couture ~ hand knit

Blue haute couture ~ hand knit

Green haute couture ~ hand knit

'Hearts' ~ hand knit
(Design by Louisa Harding)

'Sock Monkey'  beanie ~ hand knit
(Hat pattern design inspired by Debbie Ware)


'Tambourine' beret ~ hand knit & felted

'Bobble beanie" ~ hand knit

'Marine blue-green' ear flapper ~ hand knit &
embellished with ribbon

'Aqua' beanie ~ hand knit

'Katmandu' beret ~ hand knit


'Picot beanie' ~ hand knit

Cake~Tin Hats at 'Arts on Main Gallery' in Picton, Ontario 
 Guest Artist ~ Novwemer 2011 ~ January 2012

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