Winter Hats: We are family.

The Story behind my women’s fleece winter hats

I think of these fleece winter hats as the seven siblings hats.  I’ve been making versions of this hat for several years and the style never seems to get stale for me or my customers.

As always, I like you to listen while you read: Sister Sledge – We Are Family)

The Frock kids, six sisters and one brother

We were gaggle of  7 kids who travelled in a world so different than today: no car seats, bike helmets, barefoot all summer, playing outside at all hours with no adult supervision. We’d put a blanket out in the backyard and be ship wrecked all afternoon or play kick ball on the road, and spent years getting ready to perform a broadway show, singing along with the album, but never actually launched a production.

After many mutations

Winter Hat Blue fleece with black inner brimthis hat now begins with 7 squares, a circle and a couple of wide strips to form the two color brim. When the brim is rolled up it shows just a little of the under brim color like piping. As always with my fleece I use only polartec the best quality I have found and made in the USA. Making these hats satisfies some of my need to work with color and different color and texture combinations. I always cut a few of these whenever I get a new fabric. Sometimes when I’m sewing these I ask myself why….it takes a lot longer to cut and sew seven pieces then it would if I made them from a single piece one then I remember why and happily make more.

 

These winter hats are a tribute to those childhood years

Even though we are all grown up now with smaller gaggles of our own I still often remember those crazy childhood days. They are like an island of the best memories that hold a golden star in my heart that shines brightly through all my days.

Flock of hats

 

Hats off to you!

Ann, Carol, Scott, Laura, Kristin, Clare

 

 

Peace, Beth

 

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4 Responses to “Winter Hats: We are family.”

  1. Fitzpatrick

    I find the large Black/Fuchsia Fleece Ear Flap Hat to be quite fetching! Thanks for sharing that golden star that shines in your heart with us through your creations.

  2. Mom

    Lovely, Beth! Yes times have evolved and changed. I (Alice, too) am so glad our children grew up when they did at a time when things were safer and more in tuned with growing kids. love you, Mom

  3. Mom

    Lovely, Beth! Yes times have evolved and changed. I (Alice, too) am so glad our children grew up when they did at a time when things were safer and more in tuned with growing kids. love you, Mom

  4. Laura

    What a great story! Thanks for the smile Beth! I hope everyone enjoys your wonderful hats!

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