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« on: February 24, 2011 10:33:24 AM »

I have amazingly, brilliant ideas...really I do!  And then they turn to crap when I make them.  Boo.
This hat was several versions in the making, but I finally have the end product.

Here it is!

I started by cutting the tetris shapes out from graph paper, and fitting them together to make a band.

Then I drew the whole thing out so that when my kids mucked up the little paper pieces, I wouldn't forget how it looked.  Also I colored the pieces in so I could see if there were too many of the same color together.

Then I drew out just a part of it, so that each square was one stitch, and I could remember how many stitiches to do for each piece.

Putting the pieces together was hell.  I tried crocheting around each piece in black so they'd stand out, but ripped that out when I realized how much extra size was added to each piece, and that they wouldn't fit together well.  Finally I settled on laying them flat and sewing them together on the back.  To provide the black borders, I remembered how my mother-in-law taught me to "stitch in the ditch" when I was learning to quilt from her.  So that's how the outlining was done.

Once I stopped ripping stuff apart, I took maybe 3-4 days of on-and-off work to complete it.  It was painful, but I'm mostly happy with the results.

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011 10:37:25 AM »


You are my hero!  Amazing stuff!

« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011 11:14:03 AM »

Oh wow, I bet that was a lot of work!  I think it's great! 

Now it just needs a matching scarf!  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011 11:39:24 AM »

Fascinating glimpse into the mind of a designer! Wonderful outcome!


« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011 12:22:13 PM »

I love it! And a matching scarf would be awesome.
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