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1  Chicken hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by SoulMeetsBody on: March 22, 2008 08:59:08 AM
My friend is obsessed with hat that have animals on them. He has an owl, penguin, and puppy. I felt like he needed more. Thus, the chicken hat was born! I based the look of it off of his owl hat (i.e. the way the eyes and mouth looked), but the chicken design was all mine.

The front of the hat. The eyes and the red top had to be sewn on. I discovered that felt doesn't stay glued together very well.

Me modeling the hat. There are also pom-poms that you can't see in the picture.

Pattern: Slightly modified Basic Earflap Hat from Hey Julie
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn in White

The hardest part to make was the red thing on top (I don't know the name of it). It was two separate pieces sewn together and popping them inside out was nearly impossible.
Overall, it took about 3 weeks because I kept forgetting materials at my house, but the actually time spent on it was about 6 hours max. He loves that hat, though! I was very tempted to keep it for myself  Grin
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2  Wrestling themed cake in Dessert by SoulMeetsBody on: December 06, 2007 07:17:41 PM
Hello everyone!
My current problem involves a birthday cake for my boyfriend. He's going to be turning 18, so I'm going super crazy for it. Since he's the captain of the wrestling team, I wanted to make a wrestling-related cake. The only problem is I'm stumped on what to make it look like.
I was thinking having figures in various wrestling positions on top of the cake, but I can't think of any toy that would bend that much. I was also thinking about just trimming a sheet cake down to the shape of a singlet, but that's all I've come up with. Can anyone help?
Here is a picture of a wrestling singlet, the uniform they wear.
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3  A Very Multicolored Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by SoulMeetsBody on: August 08, 2007 10:09:56 PM
I just finished this hat tonight and had to show it off!
I made it for my boyfriends youngest sister who is turning 13 tomorrow. She asked for a crazy hat, so this is what I came up with. 13 colors for 13 years.

The yarn is all Red Heart Soft yarn on size 5 needles.
I'm also thinking about a pompom on top using all the colors.

As soon as I finished, my mom asked for one for her birthday in two weeks. I'd better get started soon.
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4  Decreasing on 1x1 ribbing in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by SoulMeetsBody on: August 02, 2007 04:49:50 PM
I'm trying to figure out how to decrease 120 stitches down to a reasonable number while doing knit 1, purl 1 ribbing AND have it still look nice. I'm making a hat for my boyfriend, but can not find out anywhere how to do it. Also, it's on straight needles, not DPs or in the round  which might also be causing a problem. Undecided I'm not a new knitter, but I can't figure this out! It should also be mentioned that I'm not following a pattern. Bad idea. Can anyone help?

It is:
120 stitches
Knit 1 purl 1 ribbing the whole time
Gauge is about 8 stitches and 8 rows to an inch

Here is a picture of it in progress along with the hat I'm modeling it after. Oh, and ignore the cat feet and belly!
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