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« on: February 02, 2007 06:59:05 AM »

I knitted a winter hat w/ a snazzy pompom for one of my friend's daughter's Barbie doll.. and since it was for BARBIE.. I figured that she would also need a purse to match. 

However, I didn't realize that I actually had my childhood Barbie stuffed in a box in the closet-- UNTIL AFTER I finished the purse and hat.. *It would have made 'knitting' it much easier.. since .. I totally 'winged' the knitted items.

AND.. I was happy to find that they did fit!  *The knit sweater on Barbie was a Christmas ornament sweater that I knit when I first learned how to knit many years ago- and discovered that it fit BARBIE and she's had it on since... at least she was dressed warmly while she was hidden away in a box in the back of the closet!





close up photo added- the hat was knitted about an inch above the 2 row k1,p1 ribbing and then I did a decrease every 4 stitches, k one row, then 1 dec every 3 st, then 1 dec every 2 rows until I had about 6 stitches.. then, I did an I-cord and decreased a stitch every row of the i-cord and it slowly tapers to a point.. (when I cast off the final 2 stitch i-cord) After I did the final 'cast off' of the 2 stitch i-cord.. I did a crochet chain for about 4 stitches... left a short string and used it to tie the pom pom on.. so, it swings real cute while on Barbie's head. 


I still have some of the clothes that my mom made for my Barbie-- and the ones that I made.. you know the ones.. a sock top w/ holes cut out for arms??  Hey, it was cute.. roll down the top and you had a collar!  Cheesy   I wasn't fortunate to know anyone to knit or crochet items for my Barbie- but, I've made many for children that I've known since I've known how to knit.  I really like to make soft fluffy sweaters out of the cheap fuzzy angora looking acrylic. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007 11:03:27 AM »

hey great job on the outfit! It's soooo cute! I had to do a double take when I saw the vintage Barbie  Shocked I buy and sell antiques etc. for a living.You are very lucky to still have your toys from childhood  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007 03:11:12 PM »

 Smiley  I love the purse!  Great combo... My barbie is jealous!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007 03:25:36 PM »

Thanks!!  I might have to make a set for my Barbie, she is a little jealous too.   Wink

Well, I had to laugh a little smurfette.. I was the oldest (and several years older) of 4 children and it is a wonder they my Barbie did survive the 'younger sibling destruction' that happened with almost everything else that I owned.  I don't have a KEN.. my mom wouldn't buy me a 'boy' doll!   Shocked

However, she was 'out of that old-fashioned' notion.. later.. because my younger sister was given a KEN.   So, my poor Barbie only got to have 'dates' with my friend's Ken doll.. when we'd play with the dolls at her house.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007 06:07:34 PM »



That hat is fantastic. I love the dangling pom pom.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007 10:38:35 PM »

Great Job
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007 10:49:22 PM »

That's awesome, and brings back childhood memories of when my aunty used to knit and sew all these clothes for my Barbies and other toys.
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