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chocodog
« on: February 04, 2007 11:39:53 PM »

So I found this cool handmade hat at goodwill, but I don't recognize it as being either knitted or crocheted...so how is it made? It's reversible, and each side is differently colored:



Here are some pics of me flipping up the hat brim to show both sides together:



And here are some close-ups:




I know it's kind of old-school, but I really like how it feels and looks. It is definitely run-of-the-mill acrylic, but I'd like to make some in other colors and textures. The other thing that's cool is that the pom pom is on both sides. I think half of it shows through on either side. Also, the hat seems to be constructed as a tube that is cinched around the pompom on top. Is this made with one of those knifty knitters? Thanks for any help, fiber gurus!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007 11:59:05 PM »

That looks like Brioche Knitting to me.
Here's a random link I looked up, but I know there's alot more if you look through knittingpatterncentral.com or something..
http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz/BiColourHat/
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007 12:52:01 AM »

My initial thought was that it was Tunisian (AKA Afghan) crochet, but I couldn't find any examples that looked similiar. Maybe somebody with more experience will be able to correct me...

ooo, I see the little knit stitches now, so nm.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007 04:23:56 AM »

To me, it looks like it's crocheted sideways, using double crochet and crocheting through the back post to create that mock rib look. here: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa060797.htm is a description of the stitch.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007 04:41:08 AM »

Gee, I thought it looked loom knitted  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007 05:26:12 AM »

it is two color brioche stitch, with a white and varigated yarn.

(weekend knitting has a pattern and instructions for 2 color brioch hat, its not the same, but similar)

brioche isn't that hard, but don't make a mistake.. its nigh on impossible to fix one! 
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007 06:58:03 AM »

Knitty Gritty had a baby blanket square made with the same technique

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 11:21:36 AM »

It looks like tunisian crochet w/ a double ended hook.
http://web.archive.org/web/20030618014735/www.knittedthreads.com/tips/croq/tipcroq7.htm  this page explains the technique.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007 12:15:01 PM »

Yep, I don't think it's knit.  I think it's the Cro-hook.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007 01:07:21 PM »

I think it's crocheted too.  It looks a bit like a half brioche stitch when looked at sideways from how it was made, but you can see the direction of the stitching from the color changes.  If you'd like something that's vaguely similar but knit, consider 2color brioche.  I've got a little tutorial here: http://djinnj.livejournal.com/319829.html ; and a pattern for a hat here: http://djinnj.livejournal.com/320031.html
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