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Title: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: x anchorbird on January 31, 2005 05:29:08 PM
OCTOPUS HAT.
here it is.. just normal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/xanchorbird/octofinal.jpg
Here it is on me, to the side. (it makes me look like an ikle kid from the side!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/xanchorbird/octoside.jpg

and here it is front view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/xanchorbird/octodisgust.jpg


the look on my face expresses how I feel about
the hat.. but I guess it isn't all that bad.
I mean.. a tulip hat is nice too... and the pink blob (face) totally is a blob on here..
normally it isnt too bad.
but, regardless, tell me what you think.,
Its an original design, I got it from an Idea
from a previous post. :D
I can post a tute. if anyone wants it..
that depends on the popularity of it though..
so. if you want it, tell me. and I can get it up sooner
or later.


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden, under the sea.
Post by: positron on January 31, 2005 05:41:27 PM
That's really cool looking.  I would love to see the pattern. 


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!
Post by: Shawnkyr on January 31, 2005 07:37:36 PM
Oh, I think it's cute!  But it looks more like a flower hat to me, but I like visualizing it that way better, with little petals framing your face.  Very pixie like.  But then, I'm a flower freak, and frequently think of my orchid blooms as little bonnets.  I hope you do post the pattern!


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!
Post by: CinnaOfDoom on February 01, 2005 07:50:52 AM
That is f-in' cute.
I totally see the flower aspect, and yes insanely PIXIESQUE (that isn't even a word is it??)
OR a little like the polyp (or is it the larval) stage of an aquatic invertebrate... whose name escapes me right now.
That is a good thing... cuz big dangly octopus tentacles would look creepy!


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!
Post by: rentpenguin on February 01, 2005 08:13:03 AM
dude thats totally inspired by the chick with the hat that someone drew the octupus tenticles on right, RIGHT!!!???
lol
could you post the pattern???


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!
Post by: Carly Caron on February 01, 2005 09:25:59 AM
I love it I love it I love it!
 :D


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!
Post by: x anchorbird on February 01, 2005 03:55:04 PM
yeah, the idea originated from a hat I posted earlier. My hair looked like tentacles, so I looked like an octopus. They did a wonderful drawing too. he he

but yeah, looks like a few people want the pixie-ish octopus hat.. so
here goes.. if it is at all confusing let me know.

what you need:
size 8 16" circular needles.
2 skeins of ocean. I used orange.   
and a stitch marker
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/xanchorbird/octo-yarn.jpg
my yarn  ;)

I started off with the tentacles. I knit them just normal on circulars.. just like you would straight, but then when I was done, I just left them on. (if you dont know why.. you will see later)
there are eight(of course)...

cast on:2
Row1:knit row  (2)
Row2: knit row(2)
Row3:Increase one on each end (4)
Row4:Knit row
Row5: Inc. 1 on each end (6)
Row6: knit row
Row7: knit row
Row8: inc 1 on each end (8)
Row9: knit row.

so you do that eight times. and leave them all on the circulars.
now, you figure out where you want the opening in the front.
I figured I would go 4 tentacles and do the opening, and then do the other 4.
so. you cast on 2  (if you have a smaller head. do one, but it wont make much of a difference.. I would just do two)   between each tentacle, so there is space between them. Then when you get to
the opening, you cast on 14. it should look like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/xanchorbird/hatstep1.jpg

now. you actually start knitting in the round.
you knit the 'cast on' row. then place a marker for your starting point.
For the rest of the hat knit two rows and purl the third.( start every new knit or purl row at the marker) that gives it the ribby-ish look.
Knit like that until your heart it content, then beging decreasing.
(remember.. keep your rib pattern throughout this part!!)

K or P two together then K or P two. ( so k2tog k2 )
knit the row
k2tog k1
knit the row
k2tog
knit the row
k2tog until you have about ten-fifteen stitches left. (take out your stitch marker)
cut off the string leaving at least ten inches. Take a needle, and bring the extra string through the last
few stitches to pull it together. make sure everything is stitched up and secure. and your done!
(note: it does bunch up.. so I guess make the decrease more gradual to prevent that.)

again. if anything is at all confusing. please tell me. this is my first. "tutorial" or "pattern" or whatever.. so. .yep.!
enjoy your hat!!! ;D


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: knittastic09 on February 03, 2005 04:30:05 PM
wow, this hat is sooo cute! i love it. i'm trying to use up some of my stash, and i don't have any Ocean. so do you know of any yarn that would be a good substitute?


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: Jera on February 05, 2005 10:31:17 AM
That is really cute I think I am going to try to make one. :D


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: Twine on February 10, 2005 05:58:54 AM
AAAAAAAA! Jesus christ on a stick!!!!!!!!!! I love this! I must learn to knit......I must!


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: ilovegenewilder on February 10, 2005 07:17:39 PM
ohhhh god i love this so much, im hoping to make one this weekend, ill post it if i do! thanks for the tute! <3<3<3 :)


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: x anchorbird on February 11, 2005 08:03:02 AM
thanks for all the comments ;D
good luck with your knitting!!
comment or e-mail me if you've got questions.
I'm always happy to help


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: bagheraa on February 11, 2005 08:41:42 AM
I live in Norway, so I normally don't have access to most of the yarns you guys are using. I googled 'Ocean yarn' and I found this http://www.adriafil.com/?pos=7&id_pagina=2&id_lingua=2&id_filato=ON - is this the yarn you used? I don't think it looks like it's the same yarn.

The hat is very cute, by the way. I might try and make one for when I cut of my dreads - I plan to have a large stash of 'growing out my hair'-hats. :)

-bagheraa-


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: Miss Cross on February 11, 2005 10:58:55 AM
Bagheraa, looks like it's Skacel's Ocean yarn:

http://www.theyarnexchange.com/ocean.htm

And thanks so much for such a cute pattern! Definitely going to make one when I get my mitts on some nice yarn. :D Where did you get yours, btw? I can't find orange for a good price anywhere. :-[


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: summer_loves_pi on April 02, 2005 12:03:34 PM
oh man! i have to make one of those. that would be the perfect gift for my friend.....after i make one for myself though.


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: x anchorbird on April 07, 2005 09:38:58 AM
Im surprised nobody can find it! I got mine at a local place by the name of erica's it was on sale for 3 bucks a skein!! I thought it was a good deal, but no idea it would be so hard to find.


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: jezebel7383 on April 21, 2005 11:32:55 AM
I love the hat!


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: abitlooney on January 17, 2009 11:00:43 PM
I would love to make an octopus hat, but your pictures aren't there anymore. Would you mind re-upping them or maybe listing another URL where I can find them? Pleasepleaseplease?


Title: Re: In an octopus' garden,in the sea!!now with TUTORIAL. ohman.
Post by: nomadtheeskimo on January 18, 2009 02:34:51 PM
I second that.
Sounds fabulous!