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ErintheRed02
« on: January 19, 2011 07:46:12 PM »

The other day I watched Free Willy on Netflix with my roommate. I used to love that movie and it was because of that movie that Killer Whales were my absolute favorite animal as a child. I had three stuffed whales, my favorite being Willy of course (the other two were Luna and Spot). I had sheets with Orcas on them and even had a cool 3D puzzle thingy of one. I've been trying to come up with all sorts of animals hats to design and make and let's just say, seeing that movie again was my inspiration.  Here's what I came up with! (clickable thumbnails)





There are more pics at my blog since I get excited and take ones from about every angle  Lips sealed

Even though I do not have the guts to wear this hat, I am pretty much in love with how it turned out.  It fits great and looks exactly how I pictured it in my head.  The earflaps look like fins (to me at least  Wink ) and his dorsal fin is even floppy like Willy's! haha

Now I am a Zoology major at my college and I figure I couldn't let you guys off the hook without some fun facts about Killer Whales, so.....did you know??  The Orca or Killer Whale (also known as the blackfish) is the largest member of the dolphin family. Killer whales are considered apex predators which means that they are at the absolute top of their food chain and have no natural predators. They also have very complex social systems that are only rivaled by elephants and higher primates like us!

I could geek out and go on a whole lot longer, but figure you should just wikipedia them because they really are amazing animals!

Of course, questions and comments are always welcome Grin

**EDIT**  Can't believe I forgot to say that if anyone had any suggestions for an animal they'd like to see made into a hat, I'd love to hear them and might just work some of them up eventually!

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 08:04:07 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011 03:20:31 PM »

I clicked this rocks.

Thank you!  I remember you doing the same on my Yoshi blanket awhile ago so thanks for that one too! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011 03:22:32 PM »

LOVE IT!!!!  i love seeing creative projects like this!!!!  as for an animal suggestion, how about  a playtipus? (i know i spelled it wrong!!)
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011 03:25:38 PM »

Mail it to me, I'd totally wear it everyday!  Ha Ha!  Seriously, I think your hat is awesome. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011 12:49:08 AM »

Definitely awesome! Such beautiful animals, of course they'd make a stylish hat. I'd wear it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011 10:01:48 PM »

Yet another reason to prove that nerdy crocheters are clearly the best people in the world. Smiley Popping by your blog, it looks like R2 is going to be gifted to a crazy Star Wars fan I know...
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011 12:55:19 PM »

Wow that's awesome! I don't know if you have already but a red panda hat would be super cute!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011 05:23:09 PM »

LOVE IT!!!!  i love seeing creative projects like this!!!!  as for an animal suggestion, how about  a playtipus? (i know i spelled it wrong!!)

Great idea (though it is spelled platypus Tongue).  They are *really* cool animals

Yet another reason to prove that nerdy crocheters are clearly the best people in the world. Smiley Popping by your blog, it looks like R2 is going to be gifted to a crazy Star Wars fan I know...

I'm glad to hear that!  My friend loved her hat so I hope yours does as well!

Wow that's awesome! I don't know if you have already but a red panda hat would be super cute!

Ooo, you're right!  Gah, there are too many cute animals and not enough time to make them all Wink

And thanks to everyone else for their kind words!
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011 05:21:21 PM »

I also clicked this rocks, because, this absolutely rocks!! Smiley

I've been on the hunt for a really good frog hat or fish hat pattern. I've been trying to create my own but they keep turning out wonky.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011 10:34:46 AM »

I also clicked this rocks, because, this absolutely rocks!! Smiley

I've been on the hunt for a really good frog hat or fish hat pattern. I've been trying to create my own but they keep turning out wonky.

Thank you!  I think I'll be making a frog hat soon since I've been considering making one for my cousin's child.  Which parts turn out wonky?
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011 08:40:38 AM »

I absolutely love this. Do you have a pattern, or did you wing it? You could do just about anything...sharks, pufferfish.....
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011 12:36:53 PM »

I absolutely love this. Do you have a pattern, or did you wing it? You could do just about anything...sharks, pufferfish.....

I winged it.  Made a basic beanie substituting white in where I thought was necessary, then added on the fins and white spots.  Really not all that difficult (otherwise I wouldn't have been able to come up with it Cheesy)
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2011 04:25:16 PM »

Just have to say, this is awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2011 08:48:08 PM »

Just have to say, this is awesome Cheesy

Thanks you! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011 09:40:48 AM »

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I love it, I want one :3
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011 05:16:52 PM »

oh how what i wouldnt kill to be a zoologly major lol
Your hat is sooooo awsome! I'd wear it! I made a red eyed tree frog hat awhile ago, but Im on a sea creature crocheting spree so I might have to try to do a orca hat of my own!
Humm, an okapi hat would be totoally cute! and you could do the flaps zebra stripey. You'd deffiently have to make him a giant purple tounge that flips out his mouth thow!
An anglerfish would be pertty cool too. An axolotl, but I've seen a few of those. How bout a rock hopper penguin? Tucan would be cool too, lots of colors.
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