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« 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!!
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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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