Patchwork, Please! Week#7 Dino-Mite Hat + {Giveaway}

July 14, 2013

Patchwork Please Sew Along

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Week #7 of Patchwork, Please! Sew-Along! If you just tuning in, Lindsay of LR Stitched and Debbie of A Quilter’s Table are hosting another Zakka Sewalong 2.0 (if you missed Zakka 1.0 check out Lindsey’s blog)!   Each week they’re highlighting a project from the book: Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi.  Ayumi makes awesome projects and her blog is a a must follow.

June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters
June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels
June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch
June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron (yay! you’re here!)
July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat
July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib
July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat
July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt
July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box
August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt
August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket
August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet
August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag
Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case
Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover
Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote
Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion

Today I’m showing you the cutest Dino-mite hat!

Dino Hat

Ayumi wrote that is project was a quick project and that’s no lie! Also I love that the book gives your a difficulty level:

Skills Rating

I was planning to make one to fit my daughter’s head but instead we made a dino-mite hat for her teddy bear:

Dino Bear!

The fabrics that I used in this project was Mixteca by Eleanor Grosh for Cloud 9 Fabrics (spikes and lining) and Black Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman for the outer shell.


The one thing I did do differently from the book is with the spikes.  Instead of pivoting, I just went the end.  And then I did the same for the opposite side.  The main reason is you’ll be trimming it anyway.

Points & Cutting

I also reused the ribbon that tied the fabric bundles as the ribbon for the hat:


Overall, this project is super adorable and I’m kind of proud of myself that I could do it. . . I know that sounds lame but this is in the world of sewing clothes – and I don’t ever sew clothes (cause I suck ass at it).




Both Lindsay and Debbie we able to line up great sponsors for this sewalong!

Aurifil, Pellon, and Form and Fabric are sponsoring my blog’s giveaway today – winners will get either receive a variety pack of aurifil thread, pellon sample pack, or fun form and fabric pack.  Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite project from the sewalong is so far.

Also remember, if you decided to join the sew along – there’s so many more prizes and projects on the way! I’ll be drawing winners at the end of the week.

My creation

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  • Amy in UK July 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    That is so cute!! I really must find some time to make this one!! i do love Zakka 🙂

  • DeborahGun July 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Really cute – great idea to make it for a teddy bear 🙂

  • M July 15, 2013 at 2:21 am

    So cute! So far my favourite is the bell peppers:)

  • Beth t. July 15, 2013 at 2:54 am

    I think this might be my favorite so far==such a light-hearted project. I’m really looking forward to the Books for Baby quilt, too–I want to make that but am waiting to get any clues or helpful hints.

  • Gill July 15, 2013 at 3:45 am

    So far my favourites are the tea cosy and the dino mite hat!!

  • Naomi July 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Ooh definitely the Dino hat!! But I’ve seen some gorgeous things so far!

  • Kim July 15, 2013 at 4:14 am

    This is definitely my favorite so far….it is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  • Marsha July 15, 2013 at 4:27 am

    I love the Dino hat and the models, how adorable.

  • cynthia July 15, 2013 at 4:46 am

    The hat is so adorable! This might be my favorite so far!

  • elena July 15, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Hi Sukie!
    This dino-hat looks sooo cute. I must add it to my must sew list (growing, and growing).
    There are many interesting projects form Ayumi’s book. But really like to see Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch, Handy Market Tote and Book for Baby Quilt.
    But I’m pretty sure all will be wonderful.
    Thank you so much for this chance to win 😀

  • Terry July 15, 2013 at 4:55 am

    What a great idea to use the Essex! It really makes the spikes and lining colors pop, but it also looks like outerwear. I like it!

  • Jenniffer Howling July 15, 2013 at 5:13 am

    I love this dino hat. I can see my nephews running around in them

  • Margaret Schindler July 15, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I am loving the tea cosy. There have been so many neat things it is hard to choose. The bell peppers is on my list too.

  • marisa July 15, 2013 at 5:23 am

    This hat is adorable. I also loved cut to pieces’ apron. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kristin July 15, 2013 at 5:46 am

    I see making a few of these in my future…I know of a couple of little boys that might be getting this for Christmas!

  • Paula July 15, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Till now my favourite was the apple bib, especially when I saw it repurposed to make it into a pouch, but this is even cuter and I have two little boys would just look adorable in a couple of these next winter.

  • Patricia Hersl July 15, 2013 at 5:52 am

    On baby overload. Think I’ll stick with your hat!

  • Mary Ann July 15, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Love this! I also loved the BL& D towels.

  • Debbie July 15, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Cute, Amy! Curious what size the hat fits – would it have fit your daughter, or did you make it smaller than the pattern? (And btw, pls exclude me from prizes!) Glad to have you on the sew-along!

  • Lee July 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I love the bell pepper coasters! thank you!

  • Christine July 15, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I love your hat. I think they are all my favorite but I the dish towels might be my favorite favorite.

  • Sarah L. July 15, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I am pretty in love with those bell pepper coasters so far!

  • Robin (not ever sewing) July 15, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Mine still aren’t finished (all that satin stitching) but my favorite so far is the BLD dishtowels. Love your dino hat!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski July 15, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I really enjoyed making the placemat!

  • Vicki H July 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Your Dino-Mite hat is very cute. My favorites so far are the Bell pepper coasters and the Apron.

  • Rebecca Van Horn July 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

    So far, my faves are the dino-mite hat (so cute for my 3 year old!) and the apron.

  • Lou July 15, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Love all the projects so far:)
    Your Dino hat would be great for a grandson:)

  • Amy DeCesare July 15, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Good idea to use the hat for a stuffed animal. So far my favorite project has been the Polka Dot Cafe Apron.

  • mjb July 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

    This pattern is the reason I bought the book! I had forgotten about it though recently because the other patterns are so great, too.

  • Becky (central oregon) July 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Well darn my favorit item seems to be the next One I see each time!!!1

  • Mary Stan July 15, 2013 at 7:49 am

    This little hat is too cool!

  • L July 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I think this one is my favorite! My nephews would be so adorable in it!

  • Karen @ July 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

    The teddy bear is a cute idea. Love it.

  • Danielle Raichel July 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Love your fabric choices! I wasn’t going to make the hat for the weeks project but sucked it up. My favorite project so far would be the B,L,D towels. I really enjoyed the applique and was shocked I didn’t get a letter backwards.

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  • Lesley July 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I think that hat is my favorite so far!

  • Marsha July 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Love this hat, I can see two of my grandsons enjoying it!

  • Jacklynn Grimm July 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I like the apple bib/potholder/mug rug. Thanks for the give away!

  • Kristin S. July 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Hi Sukie,

    My favorite thus far would have to be the little tea bag holder and the tea cozy. I love that you made a hat for a teddy bear!

  • Cary July 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I love your dino “bear” hat! It has given me an idea for mine. 🙂

  • Lori Smanski July 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

    These hats are so adorable. So far everything has been wonderful. But it is a real tie between your hats and the bell pepper coasters.
    I love the thread. Haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for a chance.

  • Bonnie Pfrimmer July 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I don’t know what my favorite is, they are wonderful and fun to do. I think I like the breakfast, lunch, and dinner towels the best. Thank you for sharing. My grandson would love that hat. It is so cute.

  • Bethany Martini July 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

    My favorite would have to be the polka dot apron! Very cute!

  • Linda Martin Hunt July 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My favorite project has been the bell pepper coasters.

  • Marci Girl July 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    So far my favorite has been the Diamond Placemats, they were fun and turned out so cute! I love your little hat, so cute!

  • Stephanie @ Quarter Incher July 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Love love love your version! This has been my favorite item so far because it’s truly for my daughter and she LOVES her new dino hat 🙂

  • Sheila July 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love the way you re-used the ribbon.
    I have so far made two of the trivets and loved the design.

  • Jodie July 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I don’t know if I have anyone who could use a hat like this, but it is so cute! My favorite project so far was the bell pepper coasters.

  • Veronica July 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I love the hat! So cute. All the projects in the book look very cute and easy to make. I think the tea cozy is my favorite so far.

  • Mom C July 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Love the dino hat, have a grandson who wants a dragon one, maybe it’d work. Thanks.

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