Blocking and balloons

What weird thing is this you ask? It’s the honeybee and honeycomb project I’ve been working on and nope, it’s not some kinda of covered ball or round cushion, it’s a HAT!

So what exactly is going on here? I read the other day that a good way to block a hat is by drying it over a balloon. The honeybees really need to be blocked for the wings to show and make them recognisable as bees.

I really like the way I decided to decrease the top of the hat. Final images should be coming soon – once the hat dries and I secure my model (she doesn’t have much choice since she’s my daughter).

Blocking knitting using a balloon

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