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« on: January 04, 2008 07:11:32 PM »

My boyfriend wanted me to make him "a hat with ear flaps"  so I whipped up this creation:



He's very outdoorsy and I wanted to make him something that really matched his personality and so I found a tree chart and chose four colors and went from there. 

There was no pattern other than the tree chart and I just kind of placed colors as I went.


Tree pattern!

He wanted it to be super warm so I put a lining around the inside.  It reads "Tyler's Winter Cap" 


He also requested a secret pocket so that's shown in the picture above on the ear flap.

He loves, loves, loves it.  So I am happy.  Comments = love

***EDIT***

Some people wanted to know a little more about how I made this hat soo.. here it is!

I basically went to the craft store and chose four colors that I thought would look nice together and then went home and drew up a little picture to think about colors and such.  I had the tree chart from the book Knit Hats! and i knew i wanted to include that.

I started by making the ear flaps.  I knitted two ear flaps and then cast on a LARGE amount of stitches (BF has a large melon) and as i cast on i placed the ear flaps where i thought they should go and knitted them into place as i cast on.

From there i pretty much just chose colors that i thought would look nice and worked in the colors as long as I thought i should.. just kind of felt my way through it...

I knitted the inside of the hat as a strip and used some kind of ghetto intarsia methods to write "Tyler's winter hat."

I crocheted the intarsia strip on by crocheting around the outisde of the hat using a slip stitch.

To make the "secret" pocket I knitted two more identical ear flaps and then crocheted them to the hat when i lined the outside using slip stitch.  Then I crocheted the little pocket flap on and added a button.

THE HARDEST PART by far was crocheting the top of the intarsia strip to the hat without it showing on the outside that I had done so.  it took me forever.

the dangly parts i just braided together and attatched.  yay!

Here's some pictures that I didn't originally include: 


A close up of the button that's on it.  You can't really tell how cute it is and i wanted everyone to see it.


this is the top

that's it!  <3

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 07:14:25 PM »

That is really cool! I love it....
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 07:22:18 PM »

its wonderful.. im super diggin the inside writing... and the secret pocket is just genious.... you did a super job and he BETTER be VERY happy.... and give you many kisses...

its marvelous
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 07:53:28 PM »

Ohmygoodness that is Super Amazing!  Perfect!  My husband would freakin' love that hat.  I would love that hat.  You did a great job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 07:58:59 PM »

that is a beautiful hat.
awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 08:12:16 PM »

My favorite knitted hat ever and I have seen a lot!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008 08:23:18 PM »

I absolutely love it! That has to be the most adorable hat I've ever seen.

Love the trees. And the pocket is a great touch.

I wish I could knit anything beyond a scarf.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008 08:30:10 PM »

Lovely hat. I'm a huge fan of the colour choices. Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 08:37:34 PM »

I love the tree pattern.  You did a beautiful job, even if it is a "hippie" hat. Wink heh
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008 09:08:05 PM »

That is awsome!
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008 09:18:21 PM »

That is just amazing. I love how you "just whipped this up" eI have quite a few cousins who would just love it!!! Especially the secret stash.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008 10:43:01 PM »

I love, love, love it too!  The colors are great and I especially love the tree pattern!  The writing and the secret pocket makes it even better.  Awesome work!
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2008 12:12:28 AM »

I love it! Love the pattern! Really cool!
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2008 04:45:40 AM »

Thats a billion kinds of awesome, honest. Id buy that hat if given the chance.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2008 10:49:16 AM »

this is the best hat ever! how nice of you to make something so personal. have you thought of submitting the pattern to knitty?
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2008 11:18:06 AM »

i love this! the trees are wonderful and your colour choices are perfect! i need a hat with a secret pocket... cuz i am also a hippy Wink

... now to master knitting... Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2008 11:22:37 AM »

this is the best hat ever! how nice of you to make something so personal. have you thought of submitting the pattern to knitty?


That's EXACTLY what I was going to say.
Knitty is calling you... if you can remember how you made this, of course!  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2008 12:28:45 PM »

super duper!
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2008 12:50:42 PM »

damn, that's pretty awesome.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2008 02:08:57 PM »

I love this hat!  I have been trying to get up the motivation to make my skier hippie friend a hat, and I think definitely helps me want to do something so rad!  I love love love the secret pocket... great for secret notes, extra money, or a little lighter... AWESOME JOB!
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2008 02:38:46 PM »

Wow, that's so cool! I love it.
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2008 04:33:06 PM »

being a sucker for trees, I saw the pic and though "I've gotta take a look at this."  Cheesy

That is one gorgeous hat!  You should be super-proud of yourself.  I particularly like the secret pocket.  Did you double-knit the ear-flap to make it, or knit two flaps and stitch them together, or knit in the round?  I'm curious!
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2008 04:41:21 PM »

:O i want one!
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2008 05:08:27 PM »

SECRET POCKET?!?  Genius!  Love it.  Great color choices, too.
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Wow. Thats so great, I hope he knows he's got the coolest girlfriend!
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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2008 07:21:42 PM »


Wow! This has got to be the greatest hat in the world!
I love the colors and the trees. In fact I love everything about it.
I think everyone I know should have one for Christmas next year. Could you please tell us a little more about how you made it?
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2008 07:53:35 PM »

AMAZING!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2008 08:51:49 PM »

What a great hat I love it.  The idea of a secret pocket is awesome.
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2008 08:57:38 PM »

This hat is soo adorable.
Goodness. I really like it.
Especially the trees.
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2008 09:03:34 PM »

this is fantastic. i woud give my first born to be able to knit something that fabulous.

great great great job!!!!!
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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2008 10:04:18 PM »

OMG! I WANT! I've been looking all over for a hat like that... it would be so cool if I just knew how to make one. Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2008 03:42:41 PM »

In my humble opinion, this is the perfect hat.  Perfect colors, pattern, "extras", everything.

Wonderful job.

It has re-sparked my imagination and made me excited about knitting again  Smiley
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your boyfriend is a lucky guy. that's awesome and i love the colors you chose.
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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2008 05:03:47 PM »

Omg thats so adorable. I want it! Treeeeees! Weee.

I especially love the top.
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2008 09:35:24 PM »

love it! good job! the colors really work well with the pattern
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2008 01:29:34 PM »

That is great I love it!!!
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« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2008 06:32:04 PM »

I love the idea of knitting his name on the inside!!  Great cap!
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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2008 01:17:35 PM »

This hat is truly amazing. The colors, style, braids, pocket, trees - it's all good!

What a wonderful and talented creation!
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« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2008 09:23:20 AM »

Definately the coolest hat EVER.  Would LOVE the pattern!!!!
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« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2008 09:53:15 AM »

Ya know, I've never been big on knitting hats, but this is amazing.
I might have to make some for my friends in the cold states.
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« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2008 05:08:39 PM »

That is one awesome hat.
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« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2008 10:50:38 PM »

I had a hat with a secret pocket when I was in fourth grade! The craftsmanship on this hat is just gorgeous. You should be proud, I'm tellin' ya...
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ah!!! it is perfect!! now to get it to fit around le boy's dreadlocks. Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2008 03:37:19 PM »

Awesome hat---I lvoe the secret flap button, and the color combo=divine.
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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2008 04:19:29 PM »

lovely!
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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2008 06:41:02 PM »

Holy cow -- I adore this hat! And it sounds like your BF does, too. As well he should. It's obvious that a lot of love & attention went into making him something that was very fitting for HIM. And the hidden pocket is such a cool idea! What does he put in it?

Incredible job.
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« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2008 02:04:55 PM »

aww i want one.
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