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Topic: A custom Chullo going from Scotland to Peru!  (Read 1800 times)
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« on: May 22, 2013 01:48:53 AM »


So in September this year a friend of mine is doing a sponsered walk up to Machu Pichu to support CLIC Sargent and I thought it would be nice to make her something to take with her. When her list of things to take came out one of the things listed was a warm knitted hat - perfect !

So I found this Chullo pattern and re-charted the whole thing to include her initials, her company Logo (it is a company sponsered trip) and a nickname from her work. I used the suggested yarn of Spindrift from Jamiesons's of Shetland as I thought it would be nice to make it from a proper scottish wool, hence 'Scotland to Peru'  Grin

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And here's a close-up on the details:


I also decided to line it as the yarn, whilst ok to work with, might be a little rough on the face and ears. So I up-cycled a nearly new fleece dressing gown to make a soft lining. The red bias binding was on the dressing gown already so when I cut the pieces for the ear flaps I unpicked some from the sleeves and handsewed it on the hat. I'm really proud of how it has all turned out  Cheesy


Here's a shot of me wearing it to show it off as best as I could manage:


And (finally) here's a pic of her wearing it just after she unwrapped it:


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013 02:02:41 AM »

Really nice, and that fleece lining is giong to make it so much more cozy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013 02:16:37 AM »

Wow!  That is brilliant!  What great colour work! 

You even have the company logo down perfectly!  Maybe you could suggest a sideline in woolly hats as part of the uniform  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013 02:20:18 AM »

You even have the company logo down perfectly!  Maybe you could suggest a sideline in woolly hats as part of the uniform  Cheesy

hehe lets not give them anymore ideas!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013 04:50:21 AM »

I love it!!! The details are amazing. Adore the action shots too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013 06:30:45 AM »

This is incredible! Hitting "this rocks"  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013 06:52:57 AM »

That is fantastic! What a great gift! I love all the personalization.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013 07:42:49 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments everyone  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013 11:03:01 AM »

Oh beautiful!
I would love to receive such a marvelous and personalized hat.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013 01:45:32 PM »

I've always admired people who could do complicated knitting, but this takes the cake for me.  This is fantastic work, and I'm sure will be very appreciated by your friend.
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