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« on: March 17, 2008 01:53:34 PM »

Hello, this is my first post in the knitting section 
How exciting  Grin
A lady I know asked if I could make her a hat she saw her friend wear, so being a knitter, how could I resist?
It's not something I'd typically wear, but here's me modeling it for you guys

Front view with my hair inside:


and the side:




I'm finally gonna give it to her today. I hope she likes it!
What do you guys think?

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kelliz
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008 02:33:09 PM »

Is that your own pattern?   I think it's great!  It looks so nice and cozy and stylin', too!  I'm sure she'll be impressed!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 03:07:43 PM »

Very CUTE!!!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 03:10:20 PM »

Adorable! Love it?  If you could share that pattern, or point to where I can get it,  that'd be awesome!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008 03:20:26 PM »

I'm jumping up and agreeing with everyone else
this hat is fabulous

and again wondering where you got the pattern?
or even an inspiration pattern Smiley

♥ Andi
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 03:25:20 PM »

Lovvvvvving it!!

You gotta let us know how she likes it..
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008 04:32:44 PM »

Oh, wow, it looks super good! Did you write a pattern, wink wink? Or use one?
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 05:00:41 PM »

that looks warm and stylish Smiley great job ^^
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 06:09:43 PM »

I love it....could you share the pattern?
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008 08:13:50 PM »

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Wow, you guys! Thank you! I'm happy that you liked it!
And my friend LOVED it!
I made up the pattern as I went.
I'll try my best to write it up for you guys.
(I've never written out a patern before Shocked)


Here we go!
Materials: 
-Caron One Pound (it's what I used, but you surely won't use all the yarn)
-US 9 16 inch circular
-US 15 16 inch circular
-yogurt container, iron and an old pillowcase
(or even easier, buy a cheap brimmed beanie at the store and rip out the plastic bill. This is what I recommend)

Gauge: US 9 (single stranded, STst) 4 sts/inch
US 15 (double stranded, Seed st) 2 sts/inch

With smaller needles, CO 88 sts. Join into round.
Place marker. Work STst for 5 inches.
Starting at the marker,join yarn from the other end of the skein, (k2tog, p2tog)around, using the bigger needle
(So basically, you're transfering needles, starting the seed st pattern,decreasing and joining a new strand at the same time.) Hang in there!
This can be tricky, you can use a crochet hook to pull the stitch through and place it on the big needle.
When you come back to the marker, you should have 44 sts on your US 15 needle. Continue in seed st, remembering to work the double strands as one.
When the seed st body measures about 10 inches, you'll need to decrease 44 into 22.
I just passed every purl st over the knit st. all around
This round is not knitted at all, just slipped and passed over
Now to finish it off, leave a long tail and thread it through the live sts, just like a normal beanie.  Ta-Da! Now you have what looks like a beanie for paul bunyan.
Now you just fold the brim, placing the plastic bill inside and sew all around.
Remember to sew right under the roll of the STst. It should meet with the seed stitch on the other side. Weave in your ends. Now go to the beach and look fab.

To make your own bill: set your iron on a medum-low setting. With scissors, cut the yogurt container so it becomes a rectangle. Place the sheet under an old pillowcase, just in case. Test a little corner first to make sure it's not totally melting.The plastic should feel very warm to the touch, it shouldn't burn you.
Now when it's the right temperature, guide the iron over the pillowcase a couple times. It should be done when the plastic sheet has a slight curve, and it'll be more pliable. Now trace with a sharpie a really wide kool-aid smile. Or trace a hate you already have, like I did. cut out with scissors and sew into your hat!

I hope it was clear. If anyone has any questions at all, please ask!
I'd love to see pictures of the finished product  Grin
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