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tygra
« on: October 20, 2009 07:15:49 PM »



i've been wanting to knit this pattern forEVER! and i finally got up the motivation after seeing a bunch of really well done ones over on ravelry. *unfortunately*, mine turned out a LOT larger than anticipated (which is extra odd due to the fact that i knit ULTRA tight, and usually have to go UP a needle size), but i'm still happy with the results overall as i now know that i need to go down at least two needles sizes the next time i make it!



since it's so big for my tiny little head, i've decided to wear it "milkmaid kerchief" style, as an homage to my half austrian heritage Smiley



also, when seaming it up there is a little hole left at the top that i did seam, but i need to find a different method next time as it created a little point at the top of the hat, although perhaps if it fit a big snugger that point would settle down as it gets stretched across the crown...things to think about for next time....

pattern: http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt07.htm
needles: US8
yarn: lion brand - vanna's choice in "rust" (i used about 3/4 of a skein)
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009 05:08:01 AM »

That is entirely too cute! I like it flipped up milkmaid style! You look adorable in it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009 08:40:35 AM »

Super cute! I like it flipped up, adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009 09:33:01 PM »


i had the same problem with the size on my earhart, but it ended up slouchy and kind of rock n' roll so it's all good.
i do LOVE this pattern, though. it's so quick and adorable. i'll have to try it again, tighter.

you did an awesome job! the orange looks really pretty with your eye color!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009 05:27:37 PM »

thanks for the comments Grin yeah, i definitely think this patten calls for smaller needles AND a lighter weight yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009 08:46:52 PM »

The first time I knit this pattern it was gigantic. I recommend knitting it on size 6's.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009 03:56:01 PM »

I love that hat so much! über cute Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 09:44:14 AM »

Good Job! Nice hat, love the color to!

did you use US size knitting needles?
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009 08:34:37 PM »

yes. i used US size 8 needles Smiley
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