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« on: September 28, 2009 03:35:10 PM »

It's almost hat weather here in Iowa. I found this Knitty pattern through Ravelry http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcrosscountry.html

I didnt think cotton was probably a good choice for fair-isle, but of course I went ahead and used it anyway. All in the name of being cheap. This is my first fair-isle project.

The hat was quite roomy, but after lining with fleece the fit has drastically improved. Check out http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/06/fully-lining-hat... for some good tips on lining hats.

The only chart I used from this pattern was the snowflake chart. I was pretty intent on having a dinosaur hat, and found a chart http://www.yarn-visions.blogspot.com/2009/01/brontosaurus... for a triceratops. It looked more appropriate for intarsia, so I added some more squares here and there to make it more fair-isle friendly and avoid huge long floats. I also decided beetles would be a good addition and made up my own chart for those. The beetle legs looked pretty awful - the individual green stitches got lost in the background. So, I duplicate stitched them after the hat was complete.

Needles: size 2
Yarn: recycled cotton from thrift store sweaters









Thanks for looking
Amy
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009 04:24:07 PM »

that is so damn phenomenal. props. i "this rocks!" 'ed it.
so impressed.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009 04:39:04 PM »

Very cool hat!  I bet my boys would love this (which is why I'm not going to show it to them. They outgrow everything anyway, right?)!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009 06:36:43 AM »

Wow, that is quite the hat!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009 11:08:32 AM »

my little cousin is a dino FREAK! I must use this pattern on a hat for him. I just finished up a shark hat for him. Mad props on the rest of the design
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009 02:41:24 PM »

holy crap!  I'M FROM IOWA TOO.

This is freaking amazing!  Way to go!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009 03:15:23 PM »

Very cool hat!  I bet my boys would love this (which is why I'm not going to show it to them. They outgrow everything anyway, right?)!
my little cousin is a dino FREAK! I must use this pattern on a hat for him. I just finished up a shark hat for him. Mad props on the rest of the design

Ha, ha, I'm 31, but often seem to have the fashion sense of a small boy. Shark hat? That sounds awesome.

holy crap!  I'M FROM IOWA TOO.

This is freaking amazing!  Way to go!

Oh, yeah? I'm in Iowa City, how about you? It got down to about 40 degrees last night!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009 10:15:00 PM »

amazing hat. great color choice and great job
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009 10:02:49 AM »

Thats soooooo nice good work!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009 09:54:32 AM »

SO AWESOME. I need to knit a dino hat now!!!  Grin
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