So, shall we sing the Twelve Days of Hatmas?
Recently, I shared the Twelve Days of Hatmas over on Instagram. As it was so much fun, I thought that it would be nice to share it on the blog.
If you’re not familiar with Hatmas, that’s okay. It’s an invented holiday to help us all celebrate the wearing of hats.
Not surprisingly, the idea was inspired by the traditional English carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. However, the inspiration for transferring this holiday countdown to handmades came from a needle-felting colleague, Erin Carlson. She shared her charming animals for twelve days in 2016.
On the First Day of Hatmas, my true love sent to me… an over-sized purple hat.
On the Second Day of Hatmas, my true love sent to me…two elfin fascinators.
(These were part of an experiment in making hats that would fit all head sizes. It wasn’t quite as successful as desired. Yes they fit but they are not particulary warm nor unique. There are so many talented milliners creating imaginative fascinators. There are fewer folks making imaginative, yet stylish, WARM hats).
On the Third Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me…three felted tomte hats.
On the Fourth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… four Slytherin-inspired Hats.
(There is also a set of red and Gryffindor-inspired hats. Inadvertently, I made some Hufflepuff ones as they have the same colors as my Pittsburgh Bridges series, which can be seen if you visit my Instagram dated July 2017. Why oh why did I not write a blogpost on this series?).
On the Fifth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… five iridescent pink hats.
(These were part of the Lisianthus Collection which I created as a collaboration with local, Pittsburgh Designer, Ruby Dawn Surgest). This collection was quite popular; there are only two left. One is at my Etsy shop, while the other hat is over at the Shop at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts).
On the Sixth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… six Gryffindor Golden Snitch hats.
(Like the Slytherin-inspired hats, these were made for potential customers at Steel City Comic Con. Interestingly, they were more popular at Handmade Arcade, a wonderful Pittsburgh craft fair).
On the Seventh Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… seven Hats-a-Mermaiding.
(To learn more about these hats’ evolution see HERE).
On the Eighth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… eight Toppers soaring.
(Note: the gentleman in the top row is my sweet husband. Must remember to use him as a model more often in 2018).
On the Ninth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… nine Cat (hats) a-napping!
(They were made for my FE-Line collection in 2015, the inspiration of which is discussed HERE).
On the Tenth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… ten fascinators a-leaping!
On the Eleventh Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… eleven Hoods a-Hopping.
(My! Hadn’t realized how many hoods that I’ve made over the years. There are certainly lots of blue ones. And the black ones were custom orders. However, it was the making of a Red Riding hood for FeltUnited that first introduced me to the lovely online feltmaking community. Thank you!)
On the Twelfth Day of Hatmas, my true love gave to me… appreciation beyond measure!! Thank you for all of your encouragement. I truly treasure our sharing community!!!!
Again, thank you for sharing and supporting me on my felted journey. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!