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Polymerclay Pussyhat Tutorial

Just few days ago I’ve heard about this Women’s March in DC and about the Pussyhat project
I enjoyed it but I live too far form there and I’m not a knitter too so I was wondering how to give my two cents to the cause. I know how to use polymerclay so I ended upon a polymerclay pussyhat wearable also when weather wil be warmer to remember this march and it’s aim. I will never commercialize this charm and also this tuto will be always free so please if you use it I expect you to do the same and use it only for personal purpose or charity, thank you.

MATERIALS:
Fimo Soft pink or pink scrap polymer clay colours you may have
Extruder gun
A
round headed pin to hang the hat in your favourite size
.

Step 1Pussyhat – mix and condition the pink clay

Step 2Pussyhat – roll the clay in a snake which will fit in the extruder gun, choose the disk with the tinyest holes

Step 3Pussyhat – extrude about 4 inches (10 cm) of clay threads

Step 4Pussyhat – bend each thread in half and then twist it clockwise

Step 5Pussyhat – Repeat until you finish the threads then make another bunch of polymerclay threads and repeat the step 4 BUT  this time twist the bended thread counterclockwise

Step 6Pussyhat – take one thread twisted clockwise and one twisted counterclockwise an pair them

Step 7Pussyhat – prepare 9 o 10 of these pair…

Step 8 Pussyhat – …and then put them one near another

Step 9Pussyhat – trim off uneven edges

Step 10Pussyhat – cover the edges with two paired twisted threads and lay everything on a very thin sheet of clay of the same colour

Step 11Pussyhat – remove the exceeding clay by an Xacto knife and gently press your work to make it adhere to the underlaying clay

Step 12Pussyhat – now be very gentle: fold in half and pinch the edges to ‘sew’ them without crushing the hat

Step 13 Pussyhat – once you have closed the side edges you can trim off the exceeding clay on the border

Step 14Pussyhat – with a small spatula or a screwdriver push the clay to simulate the seams on the corners…these will be the cat ears

Step 15Pussyhat – almost finished!…now push your preferred pin into the hat. If the pin pass through the hat you can press a small ball of clay inside the hat to cover the tip and have a pin stronger grip

Pussyhat done – bake the clay according to the brand you used, for Fimo is 230° F (110° C) for 30 minutes and wear it!

Dedicated to the Pussyhat Project

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Based on a work at http://manuelamichieli.com/tutorial/polymerclay-pussyhat-tutorial/.