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Quad Mom
« on: July 30, 2008 11:18:17 PM »

From Knitty, I knit the Foliage hat with worsted Malabrigo and gave it some "slouch".  I love this hat!





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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 11:32:55 PM »

Oh, I like it. GIMME! I wish I knew how to knit/crochet. Gah.  Cry
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 11:57:48 PM »

I love slouchy hats and yours is very cute. I wish I could find the brain power to knit something more than stockinette!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008 03:06:55 AM »

It is really beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 03:10:59 AM »

omgosh totally strawberry in the nice way!

Did you make the pattern yourself?
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008 12:20:10 AM »

O man... this looks great in that yarn.  This might be bumped up on my list of stuff to make.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008 08:56:43 AM »

that is beautiful, and i totally want to make it! i just bought some worsted malabrigo yesterday....

how did you alter the pattern to make it slouchy? i am totally crappy at changing patterns so i wouldn't be able to figure it out myself.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2008 09:36:39 PM »

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I love slouchy hats and yours is very cute. I wish I could find the brain power to knit something more than stockinette!
Trust me.  Keep up the knitting and you will go far beyond rectangles and stockinette!

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omgosh totally strawberry in the nice way!
Did you make the pattern yourself?
May I ask what "strawberry" means (please forgive my "old-fart ignorance")?  I didn't make up the pattern, it's from Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/issuefall07/PATTfoliage.html (I just made some modifications to make the hat slouchy since it's supposed to be close-fitting).

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that is beautiful, and i totally want to make it! i just bought some worsted malabrigo yesterday....
how did you alter the pattern to make it slouchy? i am totally crappy at changing patterns so i wouldn't be able to figure it out myself.
I'll tell you what I did (keep in mind my head is big--23.5 ").  I did the worsted-weight version of the pattern.  I still used a size #5 circular (per pattern instructions), but I used a size #8 circular (the pattern requests a size #7).  Then I worked the leaf pattern 4 times (instead of 3--per the pattern).

In general, I have found that you can turn many hat patterns slouchy if you:

1.)  Use a bigger needle for the body

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2.)  Do an extra repeat or two of the pattern (in the body of the hat).  If you do this, cast on and do the bottom ribbing of the hat per the pattern, but before you proceed to the body--put in a few "M1's" in the ribbing (the number should equal the amount of stitches you will need on the needles for the body).

A good way to wrap your mind around what I just wrote above is to knit "Le Slouch" from Knit and Tonic: http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/leslouchrev.pdf (free pattern).  Good luck!   Smiley
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