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« on: August 12, 2006 04:02:12 PM »

So I finally did it. My camera isn't working so no pics yet, but it actually came out the right size for a grown-up head. The only thing I'll alter if I make another adult-sized Raw Chicken Viking Hat is to make the drumsticks a bit bigger (they look kinda dinky on the bigger hat).
The pattern is mostly the same as the baby one with these few adjustments:

- with 3.75mm circular needles (US5), cast on 102 st.
- do 6 rounds seed stitch
- switch to 4mm circular (US6) needles and do 24 rounds in the 4-row gooseflesh pattern (as in the original pattern)
- *k2tog, k15, place marker* repeat all the way around so you have 6 sections
- continue in goosebumps pattern, reducing on odd-numbered rounds, until you have 54 stitches left (8 reducing rounds)
- change to reducing on every round until only 6 st left, break off yarn and pull through

- EARFLAPS - mark centre back, count 13 st forward along bottom edge, pick up 24 st
                 - do 3 rows seed stitch then begin reducing as per original pattern

- DRUMSTICKS - mine came out looking a tad small so next time I'll maybe increase by ~20% (making it pick up 30 st in back-slanting oval instead of just 25) and starting about 15 rows above edging

- the rest is the same (ties, feet, etc) and came out OK

I hope this helps anyone who has been looking to make a bigger version.

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006 08:55:28 PM »

Thanks for the pattern.  I think my brother would like one of these LOL.  ~Tricia
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006 10:16:15 PM »

Thanks for the pattern.

I'd really like to see a pic of what you made too.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006 11:35:38 AM »

Congrats on figuring out the adult size version! Mine never progressed far enough for the drumsticks. Sad I'm sending "get fixed quick" vibes to your camera so we can see a picture!

« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006 12:41:35 PM »

Thank you!  You just made my day.  I'm making one of those hats tomorrow.  yay! Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2006 02:36:20 PM »

ooooh. i would love a photo of this!

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006 03:33:33 PM »

 Grin thanks!

i love this! hopefully i'll make it sometime! haha Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006 03:34:32 PM »

Love it!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006 04:10:22 PM »

Haha! Looks great! I love it. Ive seen the baby one and liked it, and now I can make one for me  Grin   Thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006 10:15:33 PM »

It's fabulous. You look so cuuuuuuute.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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