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jutybo
« on: June 10, 2010 05:44:00 AM »



Started out making a granny square with a star in the middle of it, but apparently skipped an important chain stitch somewhere in Round 3 or 4 and started noticing a bowl shape...  So instead of frogging and fixing, I made a hat with lots of scrap yarn and random stitch patterns.  Hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 05:52:51 AM »

This is amazing colors
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 06:21:31 AM »

I am starting to amass quite the collection of leftover yarn. This looks like a great way to put them to good use! awesome choice!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 06:26:12 AM »

I do like!  I love all of the colors.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010 07:40:26 AM »

How a little accident can turn into something fabulous! It's lovely!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010 07:40:49 AM »

I love this! The colors are great.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 10:07:27 AM »

very nice! the colours look great together, i love the way u turned a mistake into something awesome! well done u!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 09:11:46 AM »

This looks so cool! The colors are great! I'd love to have a hat like this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010 04:44:33 PM »

Ha - crafting at its best.  Don't frog it - just adapt!  I really like the colors you chose... kinda gives the hat a vintage feel.  You look great in it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010 05:43:40 PM »

I wish my mistakes turned out so well! The colors on it don't look like they should work, but somehow they do, and it's fantastic. You're very crafty! Good job!
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010 12:18:51 PM »

Bravo for you are a better person than me. I would have frogged it and started again. Congrats on such a fabulous looking hat Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010 04:40:56 PM »

I love that hat!  The colors are awesome! 
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010 11:20:56 PM »

I am wisting that hat. It is fantastic!
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010 01:30:11 AM »

Wow, for being an accidental hat that looks great!!! same sorta thing happened to my friend when she started knitting,except she ended up making underwear lol. Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010 05:22:46 AM »

Cool hat~! Great design! Don't you love happy crafty accidents?  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2010 01:56:06 PM »

I can't stop staring at it. It is amazing. LOVE it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2010 09:19:56 PM »

This is awesome! My dad always used to say: there's no mistakes in art (in the sense that one should always turn one's mistakes into successes)
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2010 06:50:52 AM »

Funky colors and a great "mistake"...thanks for continuing on instead of frogging!

Turned out to be a pretty nice use of scrap yarn... Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2010 12:38:53 PM »

Wow- thanks, everyone!   Kiss  Here's a very rough outline of what I did.  I made this hat about six months ago, but I will try to look at the rounds and figure out what those stitches were. Unless noted, all yarn was worsted-weight, basic scrap (Red Heart or similar acrylic), using an H hook, and with US terms:
Round 1, dull white, from the book Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting copyright 1977, was trying to make the cover afghan, specifically the square pictured at the very bottom left corner. 

Round 2 and 3, light green, from same book (makes the star shape)
Round 4, dark turquoise blue, from same book- this is the round where I missed the chain stitches in between the shells.  What a great oops!

Round 5, noticed my error, picked up some light yellow yarn and made some shells (hdc up to dc and back)
Round 6, dark red wool yarn, single crochets and spike stitches into the hdc of Rnd 5
Round 7, khaki/tan, row of single crochet
Round 8, same yarn, another row of sc
Round 9, same yarn, hdc shells of some type (Huh) looks like I did three in one stitch, skipped one stitch, then three more in next sc
Round 10, bright lavender, looks like dc into back loops only (so that a ridge is formed on the outside of the hat)
Round 11, mustard yellow wool yarn, hdc with the occasional spike stitch into Round 8/9

Round 12, same yarn, hdc row
Round 13, dark brown wool yarn, shells in sets of 5, hdc up to triple crochet
Round 14, pea soup green wool yarn (darker than Rnd 2's green), same shells as previous row
Round 15, same yarn, hdc in each stitch
Round 16, white (slightly brighter than Rnd 1's white), sc in each stitch, occasional small spike into triple crochets of Rnd 13
Round 17, 18 and 19, Swiss blue, sc (I think).  I thought I was finishing off the hat.  Then I tried it on... which brings me to...
Round 20, heather gray wool yarn, row of sc
Round 21, same yarn, hdc, but I put the hat on and marked with a piece of yarn where my ears were and put a single shell at each point in the round
Round 22, black wool, more hdc, then where the shells of Rnd 21 were I skipped the four or five stitches before and after the shell top and did 10 triple crochets into that one stitch.  I think I was losing my mind by this point and just wanted to be DONE (I'd been working on it all afternoon).
Round 23, rust-colored, sc with ridiculously giant spike stitches into Rnd 19.  That's four sc, then a spike stitch, four sc, spike stitch, etc.
THEN I was done.  I hope this helps!  

And here's looking down into the wrong side of the hat- you can see where I roughly tied off the yarn as I switched colors.  You can't tell from the outside:

Thank you for your wonderful comments!!
-Jules  
p.s. to bluedisaster- Your dad sounds like a wise man.  Smiley
and to Teeta- I actually did laugh out loud reading your post! 
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2010 01:04:43 PM »

Also, since making this hat I have learned that I crochet with a fairly tight tension.  If you crochet with a normal tension, a G hook might suit you better if you want your hat to be worked up as tightly as mine turned out.  Notice how my star in Rnd 2 and 3 doesn't reach quite as tall as the one pictured on the book cover does= too tight tension.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2010 03:59:08 PM »

I totally just got that book from Value Village the other day haha
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2010 07:54:55 PM »

That's amazing! You did a great job! It's always good when you can turn a craft "uh oh" into an "Oh, that's amazing!". Wink Your hat looks like it's really warm and comfortable too. <3
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