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« on: November 25, 2006 09:16:32 AM »

I'll put the update here so you won't have to scroll down for it:
So what do you do when your kid won't keep the hat that you so lovingly made for her on her head.  You tie it on!!!

The new(ish) and improved piggytail hat:


bwa ha ha ha!  Now she'll keep it on for more than 5 sec... Man, it's hard to outwit a 2 year old... Wink




Okay, the hat itself doesn't have piggy tails, but it does have spots where you can stick your piggy tails through. 


This is dot v.1.  She has the craziest, wiliest, knotiest hair in the world.  (probably not true, but it seems like it  Wink) It is a daily struggle to comb her hair.  So when I am finally able to get it into piggy tails, I'm not taking them out for anything, especially not to put a hat on to go out side.  Thus the birth of the piggy tail hat. 
I thought about leaving a hole on the top for a pony tail to come through, but that seemed like a little much for one hat.  Perhaps another day. 
I thought about making embellishments for the hat, but the yarn is pretty busy on it's own.  It's Lion Brand, prints, 100% wool, knit on size 4 dpns, stockinette stitch with two buttonholes where the piggy tails come through. 
What do you think fellow crafsters?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006 09:30:34 AM »

All together now ... Awww!  What a great idea!  The hat is adorable and so is your daughter ... I bet there's a market for hats like that.  If you make the ponytail one, please share a picture too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006 10:25:37 AM »

Such a cute little girl!  And a really great hat - good idea!

She reminds me so much of my little sister... Oh the fights about combing her hair!!!!  We used to say that (mean) little poem about her: "There was a little girl, she had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.  When she was good, she was very, very good, and when she was bad she was horrid!"   Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006 01:25:59 PM »

Quote from: cute_anarchy Oh the fights about combing her hair!!!! 
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Glad to know someone can have empathy about the hair!  It really is a daily wrestling match, wailing and gnashing of teeth, and then she curses me in that primitive baby language of hers (shes 2.5) terrifying, really.  People say "oh, I wish my baby had hair like that."  No, you don't.  Now dot v.2 has the same hair. oh dear, oh dear.  at least she doesn't have as much.  yet. 

Thanks for the compliments cute_anarchy and rascalrose!  they are much appreciated!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006 01:35:28 PM »

Great idea, and I love your yarn choice!  Your daughter is a cutey.   
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006 08:02:17 PM »

sweet, and a great idea.

I've seen kids with dreadlocks use a hat like that. only they call them panty hats. yeah, erm, maybe you shouldn't tell her that....

I too spent many a day with pigtails. My mom would comb out one side, braid it, then comb out the other side and braid it. something diffrent with out messing up the pigtail part!
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006 08:08:25 PM »

panty hats Huh.... I...  guess.. that.. makes.. sense.. one could make them from panties if one were so inclined.  I would just be happy to get her to wear real panties on her tushy!!

I've tried braiding, but she doesn't stay still but for a split second at a time.  even bribing doesn't work.  Here's a pic of her in her natural state
it's chaos I tells ya!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006 10:10:01 PM »

Your daughter is very cute...and her hair looks like a longer version of my 23 month olds.  I will have to remember this idea when I finally get around to learning to knit

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2006 07:17:51 AM »

It's slightly frightening how similar her hair is to how my hair was/still is.  My mother and I would fight every single morning over brushing it.
I really don't know what else I could suggest that you probably don't already know.  (brush it while it's still wet, use a good (no-tears) conditioner, ooh and Johnson and Johnson "No More Tangles" spray was a godsend (http://www.drugstore.com/qxp14462_333181_sespider/johnsons/no_more_tangles_spray_on_detangler.htm)...as I recall it smells yummy, too!)  but...I had to comment ^^ curly hair is sometimes such a blessing, and I always get the "omg I wish my hair could do that!" but overall it's kind of a pain!

I like that hat idea, though.  Very clever and cute!  I'll have to keep it in mind in case my (theoretical) children inherit the impossible-to-deal-with curly hair!
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2006 08:02:16 AM »

Cute hat, cuter kid!  The colors suit her perfectly!

Not to go too far off topic, but get your hands on some Ouidad products, especially the Botanical Boost.  It works wonders!
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