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Topic: Kara Janx Wool Hat and Wrap Dress - SOOOO CUTE...or i think so  (Read 17803 times)
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« on: September 23, 2006 04:29:55 PM »

i was on the kara janx website and I found the cutest stuff!!!
however because she was on project runway, she can get away with RIDICULOUSLY HIGH PRICES! Anyways, I'm obviously not going to (or have enough money...) to buy a freakin hat for 175$ or a simple dress for 350$. Of course, I'm not nearly good enough at drafting patterns from a picture or understanding clothing or knitting (or "wool spinning")  to figure out how to make one... well either way, i need your guys's help!!!!

Wool Hat

the description on her website says...
"It is the ultimate in warmth and design. Each is made of the finest wool, which is hand-dyed and hand-spun, it is then hand made with the utmost of care. Each piece is one-of-a-kind."

Bunches of Wool Hats
(i like the one on the left and the second to the right, the rest are all too big and lumpy, unless thats what you like)

same desciption as above

'Silk Wrap Dress'

I thought these were adorable! I love the bow on the right too. Im not sure if its like the skirtie thing over a pink tank top or if its connected. Also im not sure about that black thing on the pink dress. To tell you the truth, im not even sure what it is.... it looks sorta like a modified pinafore

hope someone can figure this out or like them as much as i do!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006 04:39:51 PM »

And let me add something; if someone could recommend a crochet pattern for these hats, that would rule, too!

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006 04:44:52 PM »

lol agreed! my whole point of the "dont know what im doing with the knitting/spinning part!"

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006 12:06:13 PM »

The hats look like they'd be pretty simple.  From what I can tell, the straps braided, and all you would need to make it chunky would be big yarn and big needles/hook.  Maybe, look for a basic earflap hat pattern, find out the gauge with your super chunky yarn, then find out how many stitches you'd need to cast on. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006 01:17:52 PM »

The yarn used for the hats looks like Ozark Handspun.


« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006 06:17:55 PM »

I think I can take a stab at the dresses.

It looks to me as if the bust area is not silk, but a stretch jersey of some sort...  Not so say you can't use a non stretch material, you'd just have to fit it better.  If it is a stretch material, it looks to me almost like a tube...  at least the one on the right looks like that.  Then it is the silk material, like a gathered skirt with a really wide yoke.  I'd attach the 'boob tube' to the yoked skirt for personal preference...

« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006 07:04:08 PM »

lol you guys are definetley better at this than i am.....
i looked at that yarn website, but i couldnt firgure out how to buy it
did anyone else who looked at see how?
also.... making me feel stupid, but whats a yoke?

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006 05:38:00 PM »

I went to the Ozark Handspun website and it might be tricky to buy, but pick your state and see what you can do.

As for making the hat to crochet do this: (all done in a spiral, so you might want to mark the beginning of each round)
1. chain 4 in a ring.
2. 11 sc in ring.
3. 2 sc in each sc (22 sts)
4. 2 sc in every other sc and only one sc in the other sc (33 sts)
5. 2 sc in every 3rd sc and one in all other sc (44 sts)
6. 2 sc in every 4th sc and one in all other sc (55 sts)
7. continue increasing in this fashion (i.e. the next round would be 2 sc in every 5th sc) until it's about 6 inches in diameter then just go at it w/ 1 sc in every one and make it long enough to fit your head.  It will be a bucket when you're done but should fit like those.

As for knitting, either knit a big tube on circulars or use dpn's and decrease it down as you get to the top - probably in a similar manner to the crochet pattern, but I don't really know as I seldom knit hats.
The thing I can't help w/ is the ear flaps, I tried that once and pretty seriously made a mess out of it. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006 06:02:15 PM »

This is the "Where to Buy" page from the Ozark Homespun web site.

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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2006 02:34:07 PM »

If you wanted to get the unfinished look those hats have, I'd suggest finding a lot of yarn scraps that are all the same bulk (superchunky, probably), and just knotting them together into one long strand.  It'll be a bit lumpy, but then, so are the hats. 

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