Most certainly. I have been trying to create version of Mary Poppins black hat for……..oh, at least 5 years. Lots of starts & stops. Attempts and flops. You name it….there were things that didn’t even resemble the infamous black hat with cherries & daisies. My bin of materials is a testament as to how many tries this project took, to get it out of my mind and translated into yarn.
This whole Poppins business started with a client asking if I could knit a scarf for her, to add to her Mary Poppins costume. That was a cinch, just as soon as I checked the movie and Google! (had never seen the movie) Hardest part of that project was finding colors for the scarf that were close to the original.
Then, a client asked if I could make “the Hat”? I mulled that one around for ages, again, looking up the original hat, and blowing up the screen so I could see details of the material. (and I watched the movie for the 2nd time) I began searching for a base hat to just decorate……as well as starting a search for cherries! Not as easy as the scarf, I thought.
I did find some black rafia, and thought I could get a hat that looked like a straw boater style hat. Crocheted a sample & was sorely disappointed. That stuff wouldn’t stay where it was put. The hat always looked like it was melting……….spreading out into a bumpy looking puddle. Very un-hat-like!
After many more attempts, I have come to one I think is “practically perfect in every way” to quote Ms Poppins.
Crocheted black hat that can be scrunched up and pulled out of a carpet bag
A ribbon hat band
Listed in my shop here: Ms Poppins Black Hat