By Patty Cox
straw doll hat
yarn: red, blue, yellow, bright green
x 2” wood or cardboard rectangle
circle Pacon® yellow burlap
- sharp large
1. Dampen hat with warm water. Bring two brim
sides together and secure with clothespin for 20 minutes.
Remove clothespin. Allow to finish drying while making tassels.
2. Tassels: Cut a 9” length yarn. Center and place along
one short end of wooden rectangle. Wrap ball of yarn around
rectangle and the piece of yarn 10 times. Tie the 9”
length of yarn tightly over wraps as shown. Cut bottom loops
open. Cut a 6” piece of yarn. Tie around tassel tails,
about 1/4” from top. Trim tassel 1” long. Make
8 tassels in each yarn color.
3. Cut a piece of yarn approx 3 ft. long. Thread needle and
tie a knot on one strand. Come up thru a point on the brim
of the basket about 1”from top. Stitch thru one tassel
and go back into the brim. Come up on the brim about 1 inch
away and go thru another different colored tassel.. Continue
around the hat until all tassels are added. Hint: layout tassels
4. Cut two 18” lengths yarn for handles. Thread one
end of the 18” strand on needle. Thread one end of yarn
into basket top (see photo for placement). Knot one end of
yarn securely on inside of basket. Add 33 red pony beads on
yarn. Thread yarn into basket top, about 4” from handle
beginning point. Knot yarn securely on inside of basket. Dot
knots with glue. Repeat for handle on other side.
5. Basket Lining: Round the corners of 12” square yellow
burlap with scissors. Center burlap lining in basket. Turn
burlap edges under 1/2” all around. Glue burlap along
inside edge of basket covering yarn knots. Finger-pleat turned
burlap edges to ease in fullness. Secure burlap with spring
clothespins or paper clips until dry.
Pacon® yarn, pony
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