I had an idea one day about cutting holes in hats to really let the breeze through. I love hats, but I hate hat hair, and since mine is so baby fine, all it takes is about 5 minutes of wearing a hat and sweating, then hat hair erupts. Those so called vent holes on the sides of most men's hats are a joke as far as I'm concerned.
I had one of those light bulb moments and grabbed my package of Heat'n'Bond(TM) and started cutting out wedges.Then I spent the next hour or so trying not to fry my fingers or drop the iron on my bare legs. Then I spent another 10 minutes trying to find the Solarcaine(TM) for all the places where I failed to do one or the other. That gave everything time to cool, so I peeled off the paper and started making random lines.
I got bolder and made more pierced hats, ending up with the cream colored one at the top of this blog. I've got a few more in the works, but they take 8 - 12 hours of cutting time, not including the stretching and pressing time, and my wrists are starting to complain. That good old carpal tunnel thing had hit again.
I guess I'll finish them after the swelling goes down. Woohoo! Something to look forward to!