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susieoregon
« on: March 02, 2009 07:58:51 AM »

A work friend of mine wanted me to make her 18 month old son a hat.  She's a big Super Mario fan (just like me) so I thought it would be fun to try my hand at a Mario themed hat.  I didn't have a pattern for the mushroom and I had never worked with more than 2 color yarns at the same time, but I thought I would wing it.  I found a simple picture of the mushroom on-line and then created my own color pattern using some graph paper.

I think it would have been simpler if I had used black, red or white as the background color for the hat as then I would have only needed to work with 3 colors instead of 4, but I still think it turned out amazingly well for my first time.

Here it is:

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 08:01:25 AM »

I just can't believe you came up with your own pattern!  You rock!  Aw yeah!  Do the Bender!
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susieoregon
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 10:08:58 AM »

Well thank you, I am working on a pattern for a goomba right now.  Making new hats for my niece and nephew.  You might know them.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009 11:34:15 AM »

totally awesome!  I used to be a super mario brother fanatic (anyone remember the old style Nintendo??  man I'm old!)

I'm loving this!  Could you maybe post the color chart you created?  I'm sure there are lots of us here that would appreciate it!
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susieoregon
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 01:20:39 PM »

Oh thank you.  Ok, the one I did at home is just pen and paper, but here is a replica in that I did in paint.  Hope it helps!



One sc per square.  It makes about a 5 inch square mushroom (depending on thickness of yarn and size of hook.)  I used a H hook and just some Red Heart acrylic yarn that I had left over.  I imagine any hat pattern will work just fine.  I worked the 4 colors while I was doing the mushroom and then dropped them and weaved them in.  So I started and finished the hat in only one color.

I was thinking about making some potholders with cotton yarn with this same pattern and just doubling the size.  I'll let you know how that works out.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009 03:10:12 PM »

Looks great. I think you made the right decision on not using black for the background. I made a mario hat for my husband the year before last and I started it with black but I got about a quarter of the way done and realized that it didn't look good because the outline of the mushroom is black. so good call on you. Here is a tip that might save you some time with graph paper. Use perler beads for the pattern. Each bead would be a square. Tada you have any mario pattern you want Smiley
Here is an example:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/foglera/362613133/
go to flickr and do a search for perler beads and there are tons you can use for patterns.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 08:42:21 PM »

Love it!!!

Thanks for the graph...I really want to try this on something!
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009 11:34:37 PM »

awesome!
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susieoregon
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009 06:12:58 AM »

April-

Thanks for the link to the perler bead coasters.  I don't know if I would use them for patterns, but those coasters are adorable.  I feel like making some now.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009 10:58:54 AM »

this hat is awesome!!


you did amazing. i've been crocheting for a while and I don't think i could pull that off!


bravo
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