Ride Like the Wind, Tonto!


It’s my dad’s birthday today! Happy birthday, DAD!!

For Father’s Day I made him a black bicycle hat. I have a few childhood memories seeing my dad wear hats like that, so I thought he might like one. It was a complete shot in the dark.

You’ve got to understand that my dad is impossible to buy/make gifts for. He only ever says he wants happy children. Of course he means it, but we’re a pretty happy bunch so it doesn’t seem like we’re giving him much of anything. Personally, I think he doesn’t believe we’d ever pool our money/assets together to buy him what he really wants: a 40 acre ranch in Kolob canyon. He’s right. We’d never do that.

As luck would have it, my dad was very excited to receive the black hat for Father’s day & it fit him perfectly. He asked me if I could a decal on there. Of course! With my Silhouette, I’m unstoppable! He gave the hat back & requested that I put a decal of a cyclist & “Ride like the wind, Tonto!” wrapping around the side.

It’s taken me nearly 2 1/2 months to get around to doing it! The cyclist took some effort & patience to apply, but the quote was impossible. Maybe I should’ve taken apart the hat to apply the decal. Round shapes are not fun to iron. Admittedly, I was more than bummed to see that it wasn’t going to work out. Blerg. On the positive side, the hat looks pretty rad with just the biker on it.

Hope my dad likes it!

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  1. Gail B says:

    Kolob is where we used to have our family reunions! The grass that grows there killed me so I had to stop going :( It’s beautiful up there! Now we go to Bryce Canyon :)

  2. Helen says:

    Will you PLEASE show us how to make those? My husband would go nuts if I surprised him with one!

  3. Missy says:

    I love that! I take it your dad is a cyclist?

    Have you ever used a ham (it looks like a giant stuffed weeble) to iron curves? My mom had one and it was fantastic! I always used it on the sleeve-shoulder seem.

  4. LinnMarie says:

    I love it! That is dad in a nut shell, esp the quote! Great Idea Miss!

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