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Topic: The NOT $200 Acorn and Pompom Hat  (Read 4368 times)
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« on: June 09, 2010 08:29:51 AM »

I call it the "Acorn and Pompom" hat because I think it kind of looks like an acorn, and, well, check out those pompoms.



I created this hat for a friend who sent me a page from a magazine of a woman wearing a similar hat that was selling for $200.  $200?!  The challenge was on.

I used a bulky acrylic yarn that was very wool-like in its texture rather than wool (due to an allergy issue).  I knit the flap first in garter, about 4 inches, then changed to stockinette for the top of the hat and made 8 cables around, narrowing to the center, about 7 inches.  Then I folded up the flap.  I knit the two earflaps with cords separately and sewed them onto the folded-up flap (if you pull down the flap, it would cover up the earflaps, but if you did that, you would look quite silly!).  Then I made the pompoms and sewed them on.  

I love this hat.  I was so sad to have to give it away!

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010 01:01:53 PM »

Super cute! Looks very cozy, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 09:52:47 AM »

Awesome hat!  I love the color and style, thanks for posting this :-)
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 09:59:23 AM »

i love it! i like the large brim especially Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010 03:48:48 PM »

This hat is great.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010 10:48:47 PM »

Love!! I'd rock it. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 02:51:34 AM »

I love the acorn look.   Great job on the pom-poms, mine always seem to fall apart.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010 10:28:08 AM »

That's really beautiful.  How long did it take you to make it?
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010 11:27:42 AM »

Thanks everyone!  It took me about a week from start to finish, working on it a couple of hours every day. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010 06:26:29 PM »

aw aw aw, it's such a cute hat, for a snow day and such. would you mind if i ripped this off?
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