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« on: January 28, 2013 09:18:50 AM »


Iím so pleased and proud of how this hat turned out. Itís actually my fifth hat, and used the smallest needles yet (and therefore had more stitches than any other project).


The Striped Beehive Turban was designed by Christine Grant (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-beehive-turban-hat). Iím still new to reading knitting patterns, but hers was easy to follow. I knit the ribbing with 72 stitches, then increased to 84 for the orange and blue bands, and it fits me perfectly. I chose to gather from the radius and covered my awful seaming, and wrapped those stitches in yarn (from the side, it reminds me of an angler fish).


My friend Shing (http://www.sawdustbear.com/) made this clay button. It perfectly matches all the colors, although it didnít occur to me to pair it with my turban until it was complete.

awesome handmade button:

I like to wear it backwards too:




I picked Sheep-ish yarn for its bright colors and soft feel. The yarn is pretty loosely twisted, so Iíd be afraid of pilling if I were to use it for a garment. Also, I kept getting my wonderfully pointy new needles stuck in the yarn. So while I might not buy this yarn again, I think it was a great choice for this project.

I have enough of these yarns to make a second turban, switching the colors around, and Iím thinking about making it inside out, with 4 purled rows and 10 knit rows (the reverse of the pattern). Iíll also modify the pattern to knit in the round.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013 09:47:37 AM »

What a great pattern.  Looks very nice, playful and I love the colours too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013 07:38:23 PM »

I like how you wrapped the seam, and the button really adds something special.  I love everything you make, and this is no exception!   
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013 10:36:45 AM »

Thanks! I've only been knitting since December, and I really love it. So many new techniques to learn!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013 04:28:59 PM »

Love the hat and the Button.. don't know what kind of clay your friend used but has he ever heard of Salt Dough. Very cool for folks that like to play with clay.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013 05:00:15 PM »

Love the hat and the Button.. don't know what kind of clay your friend used but has he ever heard of Salt Dough. Very cool for folks that like to play with clay.

I don't know what kind of clay she uses, but you can see her work here: http://www.sawdustbear.com/
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013 05:08:59 PM »

Love the hat and the Button.. don't know what kind of clay your friend used but has he ever heard of Salt Dough. Very cool for folks that like to play with clay.

I don't know what kind of clay she uses, but you can see her work here: http://www.sawdustbear.com/

Just AMAZING - they look like beautiful little baby monsters.  She is VERY gifted.
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