A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 302,593
Currently Running With Scissors:
785 Guests and 36 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: The NOT $200 Acorn and Pompom Hat  (Read 4345 times)
Tags for this thread: hat , pompoms , cap , winter_hat , winter , earflap , cable , brim  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Lori G.
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 02-Dec-2004

has serious balls ... of yarn

View Profile WWW
« 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!

Thanks for Looking!
Lori G. Wink
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010 08:54:30 AM by tangemeenie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

all calls will be answered in the order in which they are received
Offline Offline

Posts: 620
Joined: 21-Aug-2006

inappropriate in every way imaginable

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

Super cute! Looks very cozy, great job.

gunstreetgirl on Ravelry
www.varnishedvalkyr ie.blogspot.com
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 09:52:47 AM »

Awesome hat!  I love the color and style, thanks for posting this :-)

Offline Offline

Posts: 1064
Joined: 15-Mar-2005

undercover superheroine.

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 09:59:23 AM »

i love it! i like the large brim especially Cheesy

i took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. i am. i am. i am.

i do personal swaps!

« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010 03:48:48 PM »

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

Love!! I'd rock it. Cheesy

« 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.
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 9119
Joined: 31-May-2010

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010 10:28:08 AM »

That's really beautiful.  How long did it take you to make it?

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
Lori G.
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 02-Dec-2004

has serious balls ... of yarn

View Profile WWW
« 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. 

all calls will be answered in the order in which they are received
« 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?
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Correct Color using Photoshop Lab Space
Chang Color of Sky in Photoshop using Selective Color
How to Create a Gold Text Effect in Photoshop
How to Create a Panoramic Scene - Photoshop
How to Blend to objects Together - Photoshop
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.