A fun and functional, horned, long tailed ear flap hat simply fabulous for foraging the forest for fungus or just frolicking with friends! Mushroom tones- soft, muted and subtle pinks, mauves, lavenders taupes and chocolates are accented with creams. The whole hat is liberally sprinkled glitz and sparkle- the crown section in particular has teeny tiny sequins plied into two of its main yarns.
A pair of perky little padded pink horns, 5cm/2” in length, sprout from the upper forehead area, above a beautifully soft, sparkly and snuggly band of multicoloured fuzzy designer yarn, which features a deep, wickedly-cute ‘widow’s peak’- or V shape designed to draw attention to the wearer’s eyes and exclude drafts.
From the top of the hat, a long, spheroided tail swings. That tail ends in a little, padded, arrow-head-shaped cushion, great for use when travelling or for those quick, on-the-go power naps. The padding inside the tail-point and horns is washable synthetic polyfill as used for pillows.
The entire tail, including the 8cm/3” long pointed cushion, measures approx. 107cm/42”.
Fancy stitches within the tail include berry, bobble, bead, cable and other 3D crochet stitches, stripes, zigzags, back loop only stitches, surface crochet and colourful feature yarns.
Tapestry crochet techniques are used throughout, and are especially bold in the crown section, with its boldly-be-bobbled, pink-purple-cream petal motif. The entire crown is also edged in fluffy, taupe-pink medley yarn.
Some of the photos show little ‘spots’ or ‘points’ of white sprinkled across the hat- this is caused by the sequins reflecting light. This hat has quite a lot of sequins and sparkle scattered across it!
Hand twisted ear flap ties of approx. 20cm/8” boast luxuriant rainbow tassels of 20cm/8”.
The Mushroom Magic Imp ear flap hat should fit most, and is best suited to snuggle around and enliven most noggins up to large, or 60cm/23.5”.
This hat is a unique, individual piece of wearable Art headgear, designed and crocheted by myself. No patterns were harmed, or even used in its making.
The Mushroom Magic Imp is robustly constructed from mainly synthetic yarns- to give the vibrancy of colour, but it does include soft, Australian wool and mohair. With care, it should give its owner many years of enjoyment. Please handwash and rinse it, then roll in a towel to gently squeeze out excess moisture, and dry flat. Do not bleach, machine wash or tumble dry.
Shipping- I use Australia Post and usually send out parcels within 24 hours, except on weekends and public holidays, when the local post office is closed. Shipping to the US/UK should take about ten days, but unfortunately shipping delays can happen sometimes. If that’s the case, customers should be able to use their tracking number to follow the parcel’s progress online, but if you have any questions or need help with tracking, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help.
I provide tracking within Australia and to countries where it is possible- most do allow for tracking, including the US, UK and Australia.
Australians- I’m presently sending all parcels within Australia via Australia Post Express post, to make sure they arrive as fast and reliably as possible, as well as providing a tracking number to the buyer.
Shipping within Australia is via Express and calculated at a flat rate of $15.
This hat is also listed in our etsy shop here.
If you like this hat, but might prefer it in a different colour scheme or size, please contact me via the form below or or contact details page with phone number, email etc is here.
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