Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post with the Orla giveaway. This time all the names went into W’s latest charity shop purchase, a 1950s genuine Stetson which is apparently worth a good deal more than he paid for it which he’s delighted about. He spent last weekend cleaning and steaming it – there are a surprising number of videos on YouTube giving advice on cleaning your cowboy hat – and I think it rather suits him. The toothpick apparently adds authenticity. I have washed the lining since this photograph was taken, I discovered that the picture is actually embroidered and covered with plastic to protect it.
I think I’ve always had a thing for cowboys … I was a big fan of Ben Murphy in Alias Smith & Jones back in the day!
The first name out of the Stetson was ……….
Karen from wakeymakes. If you’d like to send me a DM on Instagram with your address Karen I’ll get the pattern – and the pink zip – in the post to you. I hope you enjoy making the Orla.