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ddiana1979
« on: October 16, 2008 01:42:43 PM »

I call this the “Birthday Obama Hat” because my birthday is January 20th… the day that Barack Obama will be inaugurated as 44th President of the United States.  Wink

This is my first time using multiple colors and first attempt at duplicate stitch, so it's far from perfect, but I like it anyway.







I followed this pattern with a few minor modifications:

http://tobinknit.blogspot.com/2008/02/hope-hat-pattern.html

Row A: Knit
Row 1-5: Follow pattern- K2, P2 ribbing
Row B: Knit one row, continuing to use R
Row 6-8: Follow pattern- Join W, knit 3 rounds
Row 29-30: With W knit 2 rounds.
Row 30-36: With DB knit 6 rounds.

Then, instead of “Hope” as written in the pattern, I added the Obama logo from the “Obama Afgan Chart” using duplicate stitch:

http://justjenean.blogspot.com/2008/01/obama-afghan-chart.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008 01:49:23 PM »

AMAZING!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008 01:56:40 PM »

Awesome!  I love it!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 02:45:04 PM »

nice, this oozes coolness! wisting! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008 02:56:43 PM »

What a cool idea! Nice work, your hat looks great  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008 03:26:47 PM »

Wow that's awesome! I wish I could knit better because I would def. wear a hat like that.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008 01:27:26 PM »

I want one!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008 08:08:07 PM »

Well done.


And I'm not going to say anything about your political views other than xP.


But really, the hat is amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008 11:54:37 AM »

Thank you everyone!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008 10:18:35 PM »

I wish I had more time before the election to knit one of these. Of course, I could still do it to wear for the next four (eight?!) years while he's in office.

This is just beautiful.
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