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MadameD
« on: November 07, 2007 01:24:46 AM »

So, I have a bunch of boucle, mostly RH's Light and Lofty, and have been trying to think of ways to use it, since I don't have enough of any one color to make a blanket, and not enough that coordinates, either. So, big bulky earflap hat time!  I've made four so far, one specifically for a friend (I don't have a picture of it, but it's really really pink), and the one she's wearing in the picture my son has stolen.  He loves it.  Won't take it off.  Searches for it.  He's 8, so not really in the "wow, mommy makes cool stuff" groove, so I'm glad he found something he LOVES.

This one has a tiny patch of the brown varigated on the crown, just to tie it all in together.



My son has stolen this hat.  It is his. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007 06:26:10 AM »

Nice to find a hat that boys will love!!  Good use of leftover bits of yarn as well--did you use a pattern or did you wing it (I am a newbie crocheter--so just wondering!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007 08:38:08 AM »

Love it!!  I actually went to walmart and bought bulky yarn just so i could make a hat like yours for my girls!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007 12:02:36 PM »

These are so totally great!! You did an awesome job.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 01:38:22 PM »

Thanks!  I actually used the same beanie pattern I always do, which is basically increase until you have a circle that goes from the bottom of your palm to the top knuckle of your middle finger, then go straight.  The fuzzy yarn didn't need as many increases, but that's my golden standard of how big to make the crown, regardless of type of yarn used. 
Then, just slap on an earflap, count around to the other side and do the same thing there, and add lots and lots of fringe to braid!  That was actually the most annoying part-putting all the fringe on. 

You can make these a bit tight, because every hat stretches, and these are supposed to be warm.  The first one I made was a little loose to start out with, and the boy likes to tug on the braids, so the hat looks really huge now!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007 01:56:19 PM »

Your hats are lovely and cozy-looking - I particularly like how you did the second one... and your avatar is the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life.
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