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« on: October 26, 2006 01:49:29 PM »

I wanted to make a hat for my brother's birthday this year b/c winter is approaching and he has to wait for the bus in the cold.... sad!  I thought it would be cool to make him something that he could toss in his bookbag and just wear to and from school to keep his cute little head warm.  I got a great pattern called Flappy (http://www.crochetme.com/flappy) from crochetme.com, and modified it to make it a little more manly (no ear flaps or pigtails).  It's knit from some kind of cotton-acrylic so it's not especially soft, but it is very tightly crocheted and should keep him pretty dang warm.  Here are some pictures of it on him.... sorry he looks so silly in that face one.  He's usually much more.... not doofy looking, haha



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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006 02:34:59 PM »

That's really good. I was wondering what the flappy would look like in a different color and I lik eyours. Oh, and I can't help it cause I'm a dork, but your brother looks like draco malfoy with the blond hair and green hat lol
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006 03:20:03 PM »

That looks really good (and your brother looks sweet - bet he doesn't want to hear that!). It's always nice to see good masculine hats, great colour choice too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006 03:30:05 PM »

I love boy hats, you look like a great crocheter ( just can't bring myself to say 'hey your a great hooker hehe). ANYWHO Great job and thanks for the link!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006 03:40:41 PM »

great hat & Cute Bro! Nice color changes at the brim-it looks super cool.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006 03:58:38 PM »

Great Job on the hat, love how you made it masculine!  My son would love one just like it.  I bet your brother will be really glad you made him the hat when it gets cold!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006 04:44:09 PM »

wow... that came out really good. i have that pattern printed out and waiting for me to make it but i don't think it's going to come out nice like that... what size hook did you use? did you use the one called for in the pattern?
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006 11:06:42 PM »

Aw, y'all, thanks for all the sweet comments.... I am happy with how it turned out, even though it only vaguely resembles flappy.

I picked the green just b/c green is his favorite color.   It's a cool color, I just wish I had more of the stuff laying around so I could make some more stuff with it!

I used the little itty bitty hook that the pattern called for, that's why it's so tight (not to mention, that's just how I roll lol). 

The cool thing about flappy is that you can make that little brim band by itself (it's sewn on afterwards) and wear it as a headband that looks pretty dang snazzy.  I feel one coming on Smiley
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