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« on: December 07, 2005 07:44:36 AM »

Anyone want to start a knit a long for this awesome hat?  My husband is drooling over this hat and has begged me to knit it.  I haven't ever done fair isle or intarsia but Im going to make the plunge.  Check it out its very cool!

http://www.helloyarn.com/freepatterns.htm

Its the brand new pattern. 

Come on you know you want to knit it!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005 04:58:34 PM »

I'm just finishing the first skull repeats! I love this pattern. I had to go way down in needle size to get gauge with my MicroSpun (its to match a scarf I made my brother last year), but its SO cool!

I'm loving every second of this pattern. And the whole sweatband attached is a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005 10:59:27 PM »

I badly want to make one of those (although I intend to make a modification or two Cheesy), but I doubt if I'll get to it for a while. I'll check back in here when I get there, though! (And I look forward to seeing everyone's results!)
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005 06:49:42 AM »

Oh yes. I want to make this...I love doing colorwork & a friend of mine swears she's seen me change colors with out looking...I'm gonna hafta wait until the Christmas crafting is done, though...and for me, that'll mean, like, January 7th.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005 10:02:33 AM »

I finally took a pic. Progress on my blog Smiley

http://bunnyknits.blogspot.com/2005/12/we-call-them-unfinished.html
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005 10:50:40 AM »

That's cool, Xanthia, I love your color choices.  I'll make mine black & something...right now it's a toss up between blaze orange and shocking pink.  Oh, wait...maybe lime green. Argh, can't think about this now...have lots of elf crafting left to do.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2005 02:49:46 PM »

Just want to say that that is the most awesome fair isle pattern I've ever seen.
If I knew someone obsessed with pirates, I'd probably make that.  don't really have the time now  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2005 07:58:38 PM »

Finished!

Story here Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2005 01:14:41 PM »

I love the color of your hat!
It's so cool!
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2005 11:53:46 AM »

Thank you so  much Smiley It was such a fun knit!
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2005 10:27:30 AM »

Wow!  Your hat looks great and I love the red!
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2005 05:20:56 PM »

Is the top as square as it looks in the photos?  I've been tempted to try my hand at this after I finish a few things, but the shaping at the top looks so awkward and it's kinda scaring me off, haha.
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2005 10:47:23 PM »

Mine turned out more beanie than square personally. Also, more tight fitted, which helped with the whole square head thing.
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005 09:11:09 PM »

I finally got to start on my beanie on Christmas after finishing all the Christmas presents.  I LOVE this pattern.  So far I have completed 2 repeats and I am starting the third and final repeat.  I used the same yarn that she recommended and I like the yarn a lot!  Its teflon coated to repel water.  SO COOL!  Im making a b/w one for DH but Im lusting after a little pink and black one for myself. 

I will post pic tomorrow.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005 12:10:01 PM »

This is the first time I have ever used the same yarn and color that the pattern has suggested.  DH  wanted it in b/w just like the pic.  I think I will have this done pretty quick.

Its a lot of fun to make!
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2005 12:21:41 PM »

Wow! I am also going to try this once I get the yarn. Both versions look so good and it's time I made something for MYSELF! Shocking!
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2005 12:48:02 PM »

That's looking really good. Damn I love this pattern.
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2006 02:08:24 AM »

just started on this today. I just finished the first row of skulls. I'm still pretty new to knitting. started about a year ago. I must say nothing has annoyed me so much as provisional cast on. Angry If this weren't such a damn awsome hat I would have given up. Glad I stuck it out though, and now I have a new knitting skill Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2006 01:52:33 PM »

I've never done a lining, and I was wondering about these instructions.  It says to knit the lining, and without binding off, to tack each stitch to the inside to the hat with a sharp needle, making sure stithces don't show on right side.  What is tacking?  Sewing with thread?  Can someone show a picture of the finished lining?  Thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006 07:02:22 AM »

Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my hat!  All of the ones you're knitting look great!

I've never done a lining, and I was wondering about these instructions.  It says to knit the lining, and without binding off, to take each stitch to the inside to the hat with a sharp needle, making sure stithces don't show on right side.  What is tacking?  Sewing with thread?  Can someone show a picture of the finished lining?  Thanks!

"Tack" just means to sew it down.  When you finish knitting the lining and cut the yarn, leave a very long tail (say, 3x longer than the length of the part you need to sew down) and thread it through a tapestry needle.  Take each individual stitch and sew it down to the inside of the hat, just catching a bit of an outside stitch, not going all the way through to the outside of the hat, so your stitches don't show.  You can see the inside of my hat here- http://www.helloyarn.com/wp/?p=251.  It produces a nice, elastic edge.

The provisional cast-on doesn't have to be hard!  I crochet a chain (using a different color yarn) with a few extra stitches than I need for the pattern, then pick up as many stitches along the chain as I need for the pattern, using the yarn called for in the pattern, join into a round, then knit away.  You can undo that crochet chain and "zip" it away, like the top of a rice or dog food bag. 
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2006 08:27:29 PM »

woohoo i finished mine last night.
(that's supposed to be a hot pink color, don't know why it turned out red-orange like)



BUT i need to do a lining.  my gauge was way off so i just worked two rows of the intarsia instead of three, and did three repeats instead of four.

and for a personal touch, i replaced one of the skulls w/ a heart

unfortunately though i made it with some crappy acrylic yarn i had, so it won't shrink (or will it?)
right now it's pretty damn big.
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2006 01:28:00 AM »

I LOVE this!  I've never done any colorwork, and I was a little burned out on knitting from another pattern that's been kicking my butt, but this is SO TOTALLY my next project. 

One quick note on the yarn, though -- I just read that DuPont is being sued over Teflon.  Supposedly, it contains chemicals that leach out over time and build up cumulatively in the human body.  The FDA is allegedly going to regulate its use in food packaging and cooking materials, and there's a HUGE class action lawsuit about its use in clothes and carpets.

So I'd be a little wary of using it on something that might touch bare skin over time, y'know?

I think I've got some other yarns that might work, though.  (Anybody using Brown Sheep's Naturespun for this?)
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2006 04:30:00 PM »

Finished mine too! Purple and white. Thanks for the pattern!

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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2006 04:36:00 PM »

It turned out great!
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2006 02:32:33 PM »

I finished this a while ago but I didn't have a digi cam till now. It's going to my friend sean who is the only person I know that can actually wear beanie type hats and look good. I'll try to get an action shot later.


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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2006 04:54:02 AM »

Here's mine in Black and Fuschia Microspun. I'm going to stick some little LED lights in some of the eyes before I line it, and try to rig up a little switch just inside the bottom hem of the hat. ...Because I'm insane, and stuff.

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2006 03:11:39 PM »

Here's mine in Black and Fuschia Microspun. I'm going to stick some little LED lights in some of the eyes before I line it, and try to rig up a little switch just inside the bottom hem of the hat. ...Because I'm insane, and stuff.
What a GREAT idea.  here's my adaptation on a little drawstring bag I made for the recent pirate swap:
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and in swag-context
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2006 11:31:28 PM »

Has helloyarn.com disappeared?  I tried going to the site just now to see this pattern and others, but it wasn't working.  Huh

At least I've already downloaded the pattern.  I plan on starting this as soon as my damn yarn arrives in the mail.  I ordered some knitpicks palette last week or so and it's not here yet.  hmph
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