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Topic: Banana Replublic/Aspen hat made out of the most gorgeous yarn in the world  (Read 2710 times)
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« on: June 01, 2008 05:45:03 PM »

I bought this gorgeous yarn from Jazzturtle called "Tropical Flowers" in this post (and "Tropical Storm" on her Etsy, but it is the same yarn): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246367.msg2727041#msg2727041

The hat is based on the patterns for the Banana Republic knock off hat and the Aspen hat in Twinkle's Big City Knits.  Basically the same pattern, one just uses chunckier yarn than the other.  I treated this like worsted weight yarn and adjusted as necessary.  I LOVE the result.  This will be one of my most treasured hats ever.  I made a necklace with the leftover.  I need to tighten it up a bit so it is a true choker.  I don't ever do action shots, so this is a rarity, but I love it all so much, it had to be done.

Not the best closup of the necklace.  Maybe I'll be able to put in a better picture tomorrow.

Banana Republic knock off original pattern:

Comments very welcome, I am really proud of this though it is Jazzturtle's yarn that makes it spectacular.  Thank you so much Jazzturtle.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 05:51:42 PM »

ooh that looks so good! i love it.
and i love that necklace too. that's such a great idea for little bits of handspun,  is that just icord?

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 05:57:41 PM »

I used a simple two row pattern from a stitch pattern book.  From that angle it looks like i-cord, but it isn't.

« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 09:04:00 AM »

That turned out really pretty!

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 07:37:05 PM »

I love the colors!

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008 05:23:17 AM »

The hat and necklace are so fantastic, mykila!!  I can't wait to see a close up shot of the button and necklace!  It's such a great idea for small amounts of yarn!!

It is one of my fave yarns..  those shetland locks were soooooooooooooooo soft!!

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