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alexandraf
« on: January 20, 2008 07:46:09 PM »

Finally, after two years of nagging me to do this, I made a hat for my boyfriend! He wanted a really earthy-toned hat, nothing too flashy but something to keep his ears warm.

Here it is lying flat on my bed:


And here I am, modeling it on my too-small head:


The pattern was pretty much made up as I went along, made with Lion Brand Jiffy on size 8 needles. It's also lined with polar fleece so it will be extra comfy.

Thanks for looking!
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Malica
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 08:16:38 PM »

I hope he recognizes it was worth the wait! I love the colours and it looks toasty warm too!
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orangeberry
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008 08:42:24 PM »

This is *so* boy-friendly! Would you mind sharing the yarn colors you choose for the hat? I can see my boyfriend wanting something exactly in the same shades.  Whenever I convince him to let me knit something for him he always choose navy or black (boring colors to knit in).

I would also love to see an inside of the hat since linings of any kind just make me so excited!  How did you sew the fleece?  I once backed a scarf with fleece and just used a regular darning needle and the yarn I used to knit with to attach it, but then again...I am all thumbs when it comes to sewing!
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crocodisle
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 10:32:13 PM »

That's rad! The decreases look really good.
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alexandraf
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008 09:47:32 AM »

Thank you for your nice comments! Cheesy

orangeberry- Let's see... I used Oat, Silver Heather, and Taupe. As for the lining, I always sew linings in with nylon sewing thread and a small needle. I've read in a zillion places that you're supposed to do it with the same yarn you used for the project so that they wear and shrink at the same rate, but I like the thread. It's clear, so it matches everything, and is ridiculously strong so I know it will probably not unravel. I'll try to take a picture of it inside-out in the next couple of days and I'll post it here!
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Miss American Pie
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008 05:22:19 PM »

Great hat! I love the colors and the design.

I'm trying to make one like it, but I think the ear flaps are too big. I hadn't planned on lining it, but now it seems like a good idea. How do you actually make the lining? And how do you sew it to the hat? right sides together? Haha, and I don't think I'm daring enough to venture to try that cute edging you have.
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alexandraf
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 09:09:38 PM »

Thanks!

For the lining, I just bought 1/4 yard of polar fleece and traced a simple pattern out, and hand-sewed it to the inside of the hat. I'm pretty sure I did it wrong sides together so that the nice side of the fabric was what you feel on the inside of the hat.

Also, the edging was the easiest part! It's just a crochet chain, bringing up each loop from underneath the knit fabric. Cheesy
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