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« on: August 08, 2007 07:28:12 AM »

OK, so I've been toying with this idea, at first it was a joke and then I got bored last night and couldn't sleep. Did I sew the dress that's been waiting on my sewing table for 3 weeks? No, of course not. I made hat hair. No more bad hair days for me this winter. I'll just wear my hair. lol. OK, even I think I'm a little goofy for making this, but I like it anyway and I'm thinking about crocheting different styles of hair in different colors for me and my friends. There's no pattern for it. I just freehanded it. Shouldn't be to hard to write out if anyone actually wants to make one though. PM me if you do.

Here's the front view

Here's the side view.



And a bad pic of the back. It's almost impossible to take a pic of the back of your own head. I know my arms just don't bend like that. Smiley

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Start with a magic circle.

Row 1 Dc 10 times around and join together. (10 stitches)

Row 2 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. Dc 2 times in each remaining stitch around and join (20 stitches)

Row 3   ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.


Row 4   ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next 2 stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 5 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 6 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.
(at this point keep increasing the number of single dc stitches by one every row until its wide enough to fit your head. In my case  it took 2 more rows because I have a giant head  Smiley It may take less for you if your head is smaller. Think of it as if you're starting the top part of a circular beanie. You increase in the same way until you would normally start doing one in each stitch all the way around.   )
Row 7 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 8 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 6 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 9 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 7 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 10 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 11  chn 3 (counts as first dc).  Dc in each stitch around. Join.

Row 12  Ok, now what you need to do is figure out how wide you want the bangs to be. [/i]Ch 3. (counts as first dc) I Double crocheted 26 times. You may do more or less depending on how big around your hat is and how wide you want the bangs to be. Sc in the next stitch.. (You may want to mark the last dc )Now you start your shells. Slip stitch in next stitch. * Skip the next stitch and do 5dc in the following stitch. Skip a stitch and slipstitch in the next  2 stitches. *repeat from *to* until you have the number of shells you need for your bangs. I used 4 shells for mine. At the end of your last shell only slip stitch once. Sc in the next stitch and then dc in each of the remaining stitches and join when you reach the very 1st dc you made for the row. (Mark the first dc after your last shell.) Fasten off. (I fastened off here because I wanted to work the rest of the hat as a  single row and I couldnt figure out how to do it with it ending in the middle of the back.)

Ok, now we start the rest of the hair!


Join the same color yarn into one of the dc stitches that you marked. Ch 3. (counts as first dc of row) dc in next stitch and each stitch across ending at the other marked dc. Ch 3 and turn.

Do each row the same. When you get to about the sixth row, do two dc in each of the end stitches and repeat the row before with just one each a few more times. You can do the 2 in each end piece on as many rows as you want. Its kind of up to you. I did it so it would make it gradually angle forward more, but you can do yours straight or decrease so that it rounds off more.  I hope this makes sense.  I think its pretty much an adaptable pattern so you can kind of customize it to you. Let me know if  there are any questions.



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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007 07:34:13 AM »

Hee hee- that's cute.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 07:40:04 AM »

I'd like to wear something like that for laughs, but am not brave enough, let us know if your friends co-operate Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007 07:45:53 AM »

Haha that's adorable! Looks great on you  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007 07:48:27 AM »

Haha! It reminds me a little of Meloncat  (which is always a good thing) Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 07:49:18 AM »

Haha! It reminds me a little of Meloncat  (which is always a good thing) Grin

HAH! meloncat is too cute and funny!
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007 07:53:56 AM »

It's not meloncat, it's limecat!
Actually it reminds me of this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html
I want it, but I don't knit or crochet. I used to crochet, but knitting, NOO!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007 07:56:53 AM »

It's not meloncat, it's limecat!
Actually it reminds me of this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html
I want it, but I don't knit or crochet. I used to crochet, but knitting, NOO!

I'm glad you posted that link! I was looking for it yesterday for hours and couldn't find it. I don't really knit much (enough but not much) but I have a friend that does and I think I could get her to make it for me.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007 08:00:39 AM »

It's not meloncat, it's limecat!
Oh no...
Limecat is not pleased Sad
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007 08:21:35 AM »

I love how you made the front part wavy, it really looks like bangs!
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007 09:08:01 AM »

This is awesome! I love the wavy bangs. I think the back and sides would look great wavy too. I'm definitely going to have to make one of these! I also love the hot pink knit one. I have short hair, so this would be a funny gag hat for the winter. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007 09:32:24 AM »

Egyptian mummies, apply here! 

Might be great for those halloween or costume parties. I think it's cute and I do like the wavy front.   
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007 10:33:10 AM »

haha what a fun idea.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007 11:31:48 AM »

This is GREAT!  I bet you could make tons of different wigs for costumes too... they remind me a little of a cartoon character, that's why I think it would be fun to make cartoon hair!  =)  THIS IS GREAT!
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007 01:05:21 PM »

Hee hee! That's great!  If you made one in black you'd look like Cleopatra!   Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007 01:16:53 PM »

Cute idea.

I happened to being watching "Space Is The Place" when I saw your post so it kinda reminds me of Sun Ra's hat in the film http://www.miqel.com/images_1/random_image/sun-ra-saturn-lp-covers/space-place-ra-cia-kidnap.jpg.
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007 01:29:51 PM »

Hee hee! That's great!  If you made one in black you'd look like Cleopatra!   Cheesy

I'm planning one in black!
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007 01:32:35 PM »

You are such a funny girl.    Grin I'd like to see one with curly qs
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2007 03:39:21 PM »

i LOVE this!!! i have really got to learn how to knit more than just a basic stitch...  id have tons of hat hair!!!  i think i shall hit the "this rocks button"
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2007 06:57:11 PM »


This is adorable...I immediately thought Cleopatra too!
And it definitely rocks!  Hitting button.........Now!    Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2007 07:52:58 PM »

PLEASE! Post a tutorial!  I've made a couple of Knitty's Hallowigs, and the top never sets right on people's heads, plus I haven't done any knitting in just shy of forever.  I love this!
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2007 07:56:30 PM »

I'll try and post a tutorial sometime tomorrow afternoon.
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2007 11:50:53 PM »

As soon as I saw this I thought how great it would be as part of a costume.  My daughter used to do a lot of dancing and I could just imagine a school dance troupe all with crochet hair to match their costumes (which would be much easier on the mothers than trying to get the hair right on the night).  You could probably get paid to make them for that sort of thing (if you didn't think you'd get too bored making your 15th red crochet-hairpiece).

Another cool innovation and yes, I'll be watching for the tutorial because I'm slowly getting better at crochet and would love to try this.
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2007 10:13:56 AM »

Ok, so the tutorial is added to the first section just under the pics.
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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2009 01:53:43 PM »

Oh my, this is so cool and funny! I simply have to crochet one of these:)
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