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Tinkerbellforever
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« on: March 23, 2007 03:04:44 PM »

Okay, so with a title like that, this hat has lots to live up to...
and believe me, it does.

the construction of it is mind numbingly simple. actually, the yarn is about 80% of what makes this hat so crazy.. [the other 20 is me. Wink]

I wish I could remember the brand of yarn I used....I'm pretty sure I've got another skein lying around.
so anyways, I made a scarf for my cousin [very wide and long, just like I like my scarves. tres dramatic, no?] with this yarn in a blue/purple colorway, and it was fantasmic in every way. [i was sort of sad to give it up, but oh well.]
I saw some of it for like, 1.50 a skein in the pink/yellow/dark pink/purpley colorway, and was like "heck, why not?"
then i started thinking....hat? no hat? hmmm.

I finally [obviously] decided for making a hat. This was in the middle of a forensics [AKA speech and debate] tournament, therefore I was surrounded by people much like myself who admired the idea and encouraged it greatly. yays for support.
anywho, here it is

the hat:

[and yeah, that's me. Wink]

ackshun [< ain't my spellin' superb?] shot:


wearing the hat, making something else:

the boyface in this picture is my good friend Hudson, who willingly holds and unwinds my yarn. yay for nice boys.

so yeah. instructions on making are..well...

measure your head. cut that in half. gauge the stitches of the yarn [i used huuuuge needles] and then figure out how many stitches you need to go around plus one or two for binding up the sides.
knit it up until there's a little loose on top when you attempt to fit it to your head with the knitting needle still in it [this is pathetic].
bind off, and sew up the sides with a yarn needle.
[the squarey shape is intentional and awesome]
the strings [mine reach to the floor untied when i'm standing] are just chain stitched [aka: crochet, for all you knitters] to give them a little more weight.

questions? comments? fried eyeballs from the crazyness?
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007 04:19:39 PM »

lol. So cute! The scarf sounds great, too.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007 04:48:42 PM »

The hat as the way to go.  And I agree,  I love my yarn holding man! Cool
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007 05:27:59 PM »

Nice! I used the same yarn to make a scarf. Your hat turned out realy cute by the way.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007 05:57:48 PM »

That's gorgeous! Shocked
I love it, especially the shape of it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007 10:19:11 AM »

Cool yarn!! I love boys that hold my yarn when I'm knitting. It's wonderful.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007 05:29:57 PM »

i admire the sheer ridiculum of that hat. as well as the ridiculously underpriced yarn that you used. consider me jealous.

also, i like that your friends name is hudson (my favorite name) and that hes wearing a suit (well...)
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007 11:09:35 PM »

i admire the sheer ridiculum of that hat. as well as the ridiculously underpriced yarn that you used. consider me jealous.

also, i like that your friends name is hudson (my favorite name) and that hes wearing a suit (well...)

hudson has the amazing talent of getting away completely with wearing suits that color. it's awesome.

and thanks everyone.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007 11:24:27 PM »

I have some of that yarn in my stash--I think it's  JoAnn's Thick and Thin in Pink Lemonade. Does that ring any bells?
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 02:03:20 AM »

Oooh!
I just got some  sooort of similar looking yarn yesterday in bluey/turquoise from Lincraft Cheesy
I love it.
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