Our oldest son is obsessed with a show on Netflix. And Amazon instant streaming. It’s a British cartoon and claymation called Fireman Sam. Now that I’ve googled Fireman Sam, there’s apparently a website and an app, too! Who knew he was so popular? Not I. (http://firemansamonline.com)
Finn’s obsession with Fireman Sam has led to A LOT of imaginary play, which is awesome. He is playing more and more independently. However, he now occasionally insists that his name is Tom. I am Penny, and John is Elvis. We put out a lot of fires in our house. At first we had a fireman’s hat, but when he decided that he was Tom, the helicopter pilot, he needed a helicopter hat. The upside down basket on his head became his helicopter hat. Until this past weekend.
I decided that Finn needed a new hat. Like Tom’s, of course. What color would it be? Orange. Like Tom’s. (Tom Thomas for reference.) So we sat out to make a lovely orange bomber hat with some rust colored poplin that I had on my shelf and an old t-shirt for the inside of the hat.
I had some fun with my sewing machine on the inside of the hat. It was kind of a difficult knit to work with, but it came together when all was said and done. I have been wanting to recycle that t-shirt for awhile. I am happy to say that it finally found a new home.