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goosezilla
« on: November 23, 2008 11:20:52 PM »



I was really inspired by the Poor Mojo squid hat years back and even made a knitted version of it at one point. However, knitting takes a long long time(for me anyway!) and so I was determined to make a sewing pattern...but had to learn to use a sewing machine first. This year has been full of learning all kinds of crafting skills for me and I think it really paid off at last.

You can find the pattern for this project here:
http://tangrala.blogspot.com/2008/11/diy-squid-hat.html

The original inspiration from Poor Mojo is here:
http://www.poormojo.org/pmjadaily/archives/006697.html

Also, big hugs to Kristen Perry for teaching me to sew and read sewing patterns!
http://www.merekatcreations.com/

Edit: There are two really simple ways of modifying this pattern. You can alter the shape of the ends on the big tentacles and top fin, like turning them into hearts! Also, making the backsides of the fabric an alternate color and adding alternate color appliques(spots, stripes, stars, etc.) will give the hat more dimension.

The next one I make I'm going to try to find some conductible thread to make light up eyes. I'll probably drill a hole in the black eyes and insert an LED there.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008 11:25:38 PM »

That hat is amazing. I love it's inky black eyes...
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 12:02:47 AM »

LOL that is so funny! And cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008 12:26:29 AM »

This is fantastic!!
My old housemate and i still have crazy hat nights every now and then, it's gonna blow her away when i roll up wearing this baby!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008 12:34:27 AM »

Hurray for your super fun head wear!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008 12:53:06 AM »

CTHULHU!! all hail the mighty monsters from the depths of the sea! \o/

love it Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 12:56:58 AM »

I LOVE this!
Thank you so much for the pattern!!
Squids and octopades are my best friends. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 02:12:49 AM »

that is so awesome, I imagine it looks super cute PINK, too! Smiley thanks for sharing
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008 06:12:47 AM »

Very cute and funny!  I agree this hat needs to be made in pink!


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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008 07:24:13 AM »

I am seriously tempted to make a bunch of different types of squids and give them out for christmas. I've got a ton of purple plaid fabric crying out to be squidy. I love the pattern and the whole hat is just too cute.
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008 07:34:41 AM »

Luv This!!!! Gonna make three, one for each of the g/d's and...one for me...this is gonna be fun!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008 08:51:11 AM »

Cheesy Have fun! If you hit any parts you need help on feel free to bug me about it.


This is fantastic!!
My old housemate and i still have crazy hat nights every now and then, it's gonna blow her away when i roll up wearing this baby!!
xx
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008 08:52:19 AM »

They are extra huggy with thei multiple arms!

I LOVE this!
Thank you so much for the pattern!!
Squids and octopades are my best friends. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008 08:53:28 AM »

A pack of squids bobbing around xmastime would be 100% awesome.

I am seriously tempted to make a bunch of different types of squids and give them out for christmas. I've got a ton of purple plaid fabric crying out to be squidy. I love the pattern and the whole hat is just too cute.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008 10:44:15 AM »

Funny!
I think the fancy thread would be the hard way to do it.
I would just buy one of the little kits from Michaels or Walmart Christmas dept with 10 LED's and battery pack and make a holder so that it can be removed for washing. I have one that uses 3AA batteries so I can recharge them, might be a bit heavy for your head. The soldering is already done and insulated. Walmart had T-shirt's for Halloween with lights in them you could cannibalize or look for something similar. At one point kits were being sold for making shirts with lit Christmas trees, multi color lights, expensive coin type batteries. I'm sure if you looked hard enough you can find a kit online.
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2008 11:34:54 AM »

CTHULHU!! all hail the mighty monsters from the depths of the sea! \o/

love it Cheesy

I thought it was Cthulhu too!
Pretty sweet hat.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2008 02:18:12 PM »

that is just a fun hat!! thank for sharing the tute/links!
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2008 03:33:59 PM »

ohmigoodness!  I've been waffling back and forth on what warm fleecy thing to make my best friend for Xmas, since she lives in the arctic tundra (aka, upstate New York), and I think I've found a winner!   Grin
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008 06:43:06 AM »

I love it!  Thank you so much for the pattern!! 
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008 08:57:45 PM »

this is brilliant and so much fun! i can't wait to make one!
and my friend just had a baby - and i think mom and baby need matching hats! it will go perfectly with his "Cthulhu Loves You" bib!

very nice job and thank you!
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008 02:42:37 PM »

so cute! i love it Grin
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2008 03:46:25 PM »

This thread has inspired me to make hats for all my family as holiday gifts.  I couldn't decide what to make, this settled it.  Some squids, some kitties, some scoodies...

Whew!
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2008 03:51:28 PM »

Oh my gosh, if you get any pictures of them together you've gotta post them. That sounds out of this world adorable.

this is brilliant and so much fun! i can't wait to make one!
and my friend just had a baby - and i think mom and baby need matching hats! it will go perfectly with his "Cthulhu Loves You" bib!

very nice job and thank you!
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2008 07:29:00 PM »

My best friend's xmas present  Grin

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2009 10:29:48 AM »

Ha! This is great! It inspired this newbie to make a squid hat for my son which I'll post when I am allowed.
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2009 08:16:10 PM »

Oh my goodness!  This is the best thing ever!  I love wacky hats and cephlapods so I am definitely going to make this one!  What kind of store can I find eyes like that?
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2009 08:34:15 PM »

I LOVE this. I'll be making one this weekend, hah. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2009 07:35:53 AM »

That looks fantastic! And even though I have no particular use for a squid hat... I want one.
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