Tako Sun Hat

Tako Sun Hat

Last month, I released my very first PDF pattern: the Tako Sun Hat. I’ve been meaning to blog about it but somehow, I never got around to sitting down and doing it. I suppose it’s because I don’t really have a whole lot to say other than: first foray into PDF Patterns… yay! =D

Tako Sun Hat

I needed to make a hat for the Grub to take to preschool so I decided I wanted to try to make a hat based on takochu, a Japanese octopus stacking game. I have a slight obsession with takochu and I own a lot of them.

I has a very much incorrect assumption of, “Oh hey as long as I’m making a pattern, I might as well write up a PDF pattern ’cause it will easy, right?” WRONG. It took so much more time than I ever expected. I had a ton of fun doing it but man, I am not looking forward to attempting this again with something more complicated than a hat.

Tako Sun Hat

Tons of thank you’s to my testers! It’s so amazing to have additional eyes on that PDF that you’ve been staring at for so long, you’re starting to go cross-eyed.

And here is the Grub that I roped into modeling for me.

Tako Sun Hat
Tako Sun Hat

I need to get photos of both the Grub and Larva, but it’s really hard to get both of them to keep their hats on at the same time…

Tako Sun Hat was originally published on Confused Kitty Creations

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