Today is Crazy Hat Day at the arts camp that Grace attends (and Lydia serves as counselor in training). Sure, a person could buy a hat, but the thrills of using a glue gun are too intense to resist. So Grace made a hat last night, after rummaging through the basement for both junk and glitter. By this morning, the glitter had set, and the hat could be touched. This is where I came in: I had to find and sew on, to a hat made of cardboard and foam rubber, ties that would hold it on her head. Ribbon or shoelaces wouldn’t work — something stretchy was needed. Fortunately, there are numerous uses for nylon stockings, beyond covering the legs, and they came in handy this time too. I took two black knee-highs and sewed them by hand to the foam underside of the brim. Voilá, a crazy hat that stays put.
About Jane Kokernak
Jane teaches in MIT's Writing Across the Curriculum program and lives with her family near Boston. She also writes nonfiction, gardens, makes things, and putters around. Leaf Stitch Word is her personal blog. You're invited to comment on posts or send e-mail to jane dot kokernak @ gmail dot com.
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