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« on: February 04, 2009 10:31:58 AM »

I am hat crazy right now!

This is a re-working of a vintage knitting pattern from a "Hats & Accesories by Beehive" pattern book I got off Ebay. the pattern book is undated so I'm not sure how dated it is but it's definately pre-60's  The original pattern was called "Peppermint Topping" and had this nasty stockinette stich piping on it.

I reworked the pattern to get rid of the piping added on i-cord ties, some back-stitched vines and leaves reworked from on old flower pattern. I knit the leaves seperately and sewed them on.  The bottom of the i-cords have 2 of the leaves sewn together so that they're the same on either side.

I'm so happy with this!


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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 07:50:28 PM »

That is so super cute.  I love the leaves, and the construction looks like a lot of fun!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 11:27:27 AM »

It was fun! And fast...lots of short rows and wrap turns!

"mmmmmmm.....button holes"
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009 06:46:57 PM »

I love it!! This is seriously cute! I have such problems working from vintage patterns with my gauge. Great job!

« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009 09:22:30 AM »

I knit 4 gauge swatches before I started this....which I hate doing but with vintage patterns you pretty much have to....sigh

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009 12:20:29 AM »

this is gorgeous. i crocheted a hat shaped like this, with short rows and such and i really wanted to do an embroidered design on it. instead i ended up just sewing on buttons. which was still sweet, but i really like the look of the leaves... great job!
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