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« on: May 26, 2007 07:04:15 PM »

I've been working on this for about a month with on and off knitting. I've decided any clothing I made, I'd use the fake brand name "Royal Tears" or "RoTe" for short for irony. It's funny when kids walk around with just shirts that say "A & E".....

This is my first prototype, so I know what to change if I were to do this again.



"RoTe" embroidered on crown with pyramid and round stud, and felt skull on bill. Oh, and a big pom-pom too.



Black and white are my favorite color combination, and I think they look great on this hat.

EDIT: New photographs.

The back view. Ewww, I hate my neck in this perspective!


The d-ring strap.


Stud details.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 08:22:28 PM »

That is waaay awesome, Puffy!!  I can definitely see you having a future in fashion, esp. if you're a teen - that'd hit your market right there!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007 04:29:05 PM »

I love the pirate skull! How did you do the brim? Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007 04:53:05 PM »

Thanks guys!

I hate the brim, actually.  Angry I picked up stitches from the left and right black panels and the entire crown, then started knitting, decresing every other row, then reversing by increasing every other row, then folding it over and sewing up both sides to create a pocket, which I then stuffed with interfacing.

As I said, this was a prototype, so I've actually learned a lot from it. I know now to knit the bill separately so that it sticks out like real trucker hats, instead of sloping down like it does here. Undecided

I also was experimenting with a net-ty stitch for the black panels, but it's not even noticeable. I'll have to continue experimenting! Tongue

And is it any consellation that this is my first big project? I've only made a belt and a wristwarmer with dpns before this. I didn't have any practice with the skills either; I learned them all while working on this (increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, etc.).

I am very influenced by the Japanese brand Candy Stripper, and my favorite things of theirs are their trucker hats, which prompted me to make this! Theirs sells for about $60, though! I think if I ever were to sell my stuff, I think that'd be an okay price... what do you guys think?

I ramble a lot. Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007 06:26:17 PM »

this is really cool ! and I love that made your own name brand !
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kelliz
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007 04:50:09 AM »

I like it!  How'd you do the felted skull?   

Yes, I think they are worth at least $60.   That is alot of work with the embroidery and all.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007 08:54:59 AM »

wow--I am so proud of you!  I admire that your youth makes you willing to take chances and just jump in on a project: I guess that is what makes innovative design!!

I am glad you are experimenting and learning, but I am also amazed that you picked up knitting so quickly (I still have not done a DPN project !).

I like the shape and of course, the black and white, and the embellishments...a lot of fun details!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007 12:55:31 PM »

Very cool...

kniting... I used to knit but I much prefer sewing now....

Rock on, it looks great...
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007 09:38:16 AM »

hey thanx for lettin me know about this one.. great job puffy!!
 
as for price well you could always figure up how much is cost to make your hat, then figure in alil profit from there. I wouldn't go too high until you get some business, but don't sell yourself short either  Wink

you could do like twinkie chan and put your stuff up on ebay she does crazy well with her stuff you should check her out some time http://www.myspace.com/twinkiechan <<I ADORE her scarves... but there is no way I can ever beat the bids they get (OMG!!)
another option is an esty store. it costs alil bit but it's a good way to get noticed.
keep me updated  Grin g'luck!
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007 02:52:12 PM »

Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

I added some extra pictures for some reason.

I'm (hopefully) getting hired at Spencer's Gifts, and so I'll save up money for craft crap so hopefully I'll branch off into bigger things, especially clothing.

PuNkY*BrAtZtEr : Twinkie Chan's stuff is well made and intersting! I like her pictures.

I wanted to make a scarf with intarsia, but I'm not sure if I should, with it being officially summer now. Undecided I can't wait till fall!

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kelliz: I did the skull by cutting it out of felt, then "sewing" it onto the bill (I don't know how to really sew, so I just do whatever). Either felt in general is weak, or the felt I used was weak, but it comes apart easily when it's thin. The nose was really hard because I had a very thin piece of felt separating the nostrils, so I had to sew that small piece of felt down, then whipstitch around it to make it look even.
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