Artist Crochets Food-Themed Hats That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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Source: Instagram/Chilly Philly

Source: Instagram/Chilly Philly

When most people crochet, they go straight to things like blankets or scarves, but one man has taken crocheting to the next level. Artist Chilly Philly, real name Phil Ferguson, has impressed the internet with his insane crocheting skills by creating hilarious hats.

Ferguson began his hat career a few years ago by posting photos of himself wearing his hats to Instagram. They have since gone viral.

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Buzzworthy interviewed the Melbourne, Australia, artist to find out how he came up with such an awesome idea. According to the interview, Ferguson began to make the hats when he moved to Melbourne and needed to make friends.

“I already knew how to crochet at this point, and I had the idea of making crocheted hats. I guess through trying to update weekly and riding the wave of its success, I’ve gotten to where I am today,” he said.

He also said that being in a place with a rich culture helped him become more creative.

“I’ve always been into art and creating, but my current practice is definitely informed by living in Melbourne, where creativity is embraced and the culture here is very strong. I wouldn’t be doing what I do today if I was still living in Perth.”

He also reveals that he taught himself how to crochet from watching YouTube videos.

Of his rising fame and going viral, he says:  “The first time I went viral was December 2014 and it was after I had my first story was published in Frankie Magazine. I got contacted by the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed within a few months of starting, and it helped gaining a lot of followers.

“The second time was after I had recorded an interview with the BBC and got featured by Instagram itself. After that I was contacted by lots of media (especially television and radio) and that’s how I have gotten to the point I am today.”

Check out some of his awesome creations below!

#80!: RAIN-BEAU 😘👨🏻 So this time last year I was about to head to Sydney Mardi Gras for the first time! @kieranhenry took a photo of me and stuck a rainbow around my head and now a year later, I've made it a reality! So tomorrow is my artist talk at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre! It's on at 3-4pm but if you wanna have a chat, come earlier because I won't have anytime to talk afterwards! The reason I won't have anytime after is that I'll be hopping straight onto the plane to Sydney to be in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade! I'll be on a float with @kirstfred wearing this hat and more! Also thanks @andydexterity for asking me to be a part of it! Super excited! SO if you wanna follow me about while I'm in Sydney, you can follow my Snapchat: thechiliphilly as well! This is a lot for one post, hope everyone has a fun weekend!

A photo posted by Phil Ferguson (@chiliphilly) on

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