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
A round headed pin to hang the hat in your favourite size.
Step 1 – Pussyhat – mix and condition the pink clay
Step 2 – Pussyhat – roll the clay in a snake which will fit in the extruder gun, choose the disk with the tinyest holes
Step 3 – Pussyhat – extrude about 4 inches (10 cm) of clay threads
Step 4 – Pussyhat – bend each thread in half and then twist it clockwise
Step 5 – Pussyhat – 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 6 – Pussyhat – take one thread twisted clockwise and one twisted counterclockwise an pair them
Step 7 – Pussyhat – prepare 9 o 10 of these pair…
Step 8– Pussyhat – …and then put them one near another
Step 9 – Pussyhat – trim off uneven edges
Step 10 – Pussyhat – cover the edges with two paired twisted threads and lay everything on a very thin sheet of clay of the same colour
Step 11 – Pussyhat – remove the exceeding clay by an Xacto knife and gently press your work to make it adhere to the underlaying clay
Step 12 – Pussyhat – 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 14 – Pussyhat – with a small spatula or a screwdriver push the clay to simulate the seams on the corners…these will be the cat ears
Step 15 – Pussyhat – 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!