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« on: January 04, 2008 07:33:57 AM »

I organized my crafting closet last weekend and I came across some alpaca I had spun which I decided to make into a hat. Well 9PM last night I figured I could crochet a hat to wear the next day and the only suitable pattern I could find was The PDQ. I finished by 11PM and when I tried it on I almost cried, the flaps stuck out funny and I didn't like the way it looked at all, I blame my own stupidity for not remembering alpaca is not elastic like wool or acrylic. Well I wasn't gonna frog the damn thing so this morning I added braids to the flaps and viola! A hat I will wear, the best thing is the alpaca is so warm the holes in the pattern don't make my head cold.



And the yarn I spun that it was made out of
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 07:43:34 AM »

Mmmmm, looks toasty!  good work!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 07:50:59 AM »

This is fantastic!  I love the holes.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 08:17:15 AM »

Good solution to your dilemma. I think the braids are a nice addition; very cute. Smiley

Did you manage to finish organizing your closet?
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 08:20:04 AM »

Did you manage to finish organizing your closet?
Let me show you!!

I've never been so organized.

Thanks for the kind words everyone, its been a while since I've been hooking so I'm a little weary about my stitches.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 09:07:43 AM »

looks very good to me, the braids on the end are a good solution!
i think the hat turned out really good, with your own spun wool and just the natural thing makes it look though!

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008 09:30:34 AM »

That looks lovely, and very nice wool you spun!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008 10:27:08 AM »

Thanks again everyone. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who like the hat now.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 10:52:49 AM »

Oh, Nice! I've never thought of using sweater shelfs (is that what you call the hanging shelf?) for yarn. Bon idea!
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008 11:04:48 AM »

I think the larger one's are sweater shelf the narrow ones (like the one I'm using) are for shoes.
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