Shetland Hat

Shell lace interrupting my day like nobody’s business. I am mostly a pattern collector – meaning I fall in love hard, buy the pattern quick, stick it on the back burner so I can finish what’s currently on my needles, and then maybe or maybe not come back to it later, but every once in a while I see a pattern drop and I’m like ..yeah, let’s go..

Using scrappy bits from other things in a weird color palette that I wasn’t too sure of, but actually ended up being pretty accurately me. It’s snowing, we’re making bean & tater soup, life’s alright. β™‘

Pattern: Vimmer Beanie by Gudrun Johnston.

(Like the pattern states it’s definitely on the slouchy side, brim is comfy cozy fitting, while the lace work is roomy without being too unmanageable.)

lowercase official

It took a moment or two, I’m usually all in, straight off, but for this I wanted more, I wanted just the right things to make them perfect.

I’ve been button obsessed for as long as I can remember, collecting them, trading them, pinning them to jackets, jeans, hats, bags & packs. As a kid I didn’t have any money, so most of my collection was promotional freebies, with the occasional Snoopy or Ziggy thrown in. I remember getting a library one from the Bookmobile (our small town mobile library), oh, and anyone else remember the BOOK IT Pizza Hut reading program ..I think I was mostly in it for the free badge and mini pizzas!

Fast forward 20 years and that pin love was still there, so I treated myself to a button maker, it was confusing and fumbly and inconsistent and while I had fun making my own custom pinbacks, I couldn’t produce a consistent quality badge. I loved the ones that turned out, but was frustrated at the waste to get one good. Fast forward another 15 years and here we are, my cute ideas officially on paper, an upgraded button maker, USA made parts and pieces, lovingly hand pressed one by one in my little studio.

I made it for me, because I love that question .. I made it for you, because maybe you do too β™‘

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I say “lowercase official” because I don’t plan on being a big O – Official button factory, I’m keeping it simple and handmade and mostly buttons for stitchers and makers and buttery cracker lovers.

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