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Topic: Abby Cadabby and Dora the Explorer hats  (Read 2624 times)
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« on: March 26, 2011 10:19:47 AM »

Sally again…Ok, these two “hats” were really special. My sister’s ex husband's cousin’s next door neighbor...kidding… my sister’s ex husband’s cousin’s daughter, loves Abby Cadabby and Dora the Explorer and I had only met them once but had a conversation with her mom on facebook about how much she loved them and I thought I could turn them into hats. I once was asked to make a Tinkerbell hat and told the woman I’d think about it, since I couldn’t figure out on the spot how the heck I was gonna do THAT... but when I figured it out it was SO COOL, wish I had a pic, just made a regular kid hat…green, made a big flower that I put on the front towards one side and then using mostly i-cord technique I made a mini Tinkerbell, wings and all who was laying(stomach down) on the flower holding her head in her hands (up on her elbows) legs crossed and bent up with toes in the air. Tooooo friggin cute, I digress. The little girl (my sister’s ex husband’s cousin’s daughter) only a few short months later was diagnosed with leukemia and I immediately started the hats and sent them right out. Happy to report she’s a survivor not a victim!

This is the Abby Cadabby  hat. I knit the ear flaps on dpns and added them as I cast on to knit in the round. Finished the hat as a normal knit and then added the bangs by pulling yarn through like making a rug, I did the same with the ponytails, just used longer pieces of yarn, added bows and done.

This was not as easy since I used someone elses pattern and made adjustments to what I wanted. I used the Hallowig found here http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html. and essentially made it smaller in every way and there ya go.

 
Happy kid, happy me. Happy knitting!

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011 01:45:31 PM »

That's so nice of you. I'm sure the little girl loved those hats and it must have made her feel special. I especially live the Dora hat. Nt sure why but I thinkp it's too cute. The hair on the other hat is adorable.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011 07:48:39 PM »

wow those hats are the coolest
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 08:02:55 AM »

You just make the most awesome hats.  Seriously. Keep up the fantastic work!
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