At the last Kirstenbosch Market, I had a customer called Marie who bought a newsboy from me in dark autumny colours with a black brim (I’d only finished sewing it the night before, so forgot to take a photo). Then she said she also wanted a BonBon but not in any of the colours I had available. She wanted one in the Cotton-On DK I use for my slippers, in Faded Denim. I said I thought that the cotton might be too heavy for the style (because it is quite a fat hat), but she showed me how she would wear it:
1. Pull the entire hat down right over your face.
2. Roll it up once.
3. Roll it up again.
4. Roll it up once more.
I guess you now have a … what? a baby BonBon with a sausage brim? I have to say, I’d never thought of that myself, and it looked stunning on Marie the way she did it. She assured me that she had lots of hats and knew exactly what suited her!
NB #1. She asked me to make the “welt” extra long so that she could roll it up as much as Carol has here; my other BonBons are a good 5 or 6 centimetres shorter.
NB #2. The cotton has made the whole thing a lot heavier than the ones made with acrylic, this one weighs 236g.
NB #3. I increased a few more times than usual with this one, because the cotton has less stretch than the acrylic.
I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. Hope she is, too. Now, where did I put her number…?