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Topic: Transformers Toque **Link to Pattern on Page 1**  (Read 38435 times)
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« on: September 22, 2007 11:52:50 PM »

Way back in June, I saw Baigneuse's Decepticon hat and showed it to The Boy.  He, being a Transformers geek fan was very excited about it and wanted one.  Many hours of figuring out charts/gauge later, I started on his toque.  I decided to knit it stranded, to avoid intarsia and seaming. 

Front (or back)

Back (or front)

And, to hide all the strands, I made it reversible.
The inside:

You know how sometimes when you make something for someone their response is less enthusiastic than you hoped?  You know how that makes you feel like you spent all that time and it maybe wasn't worth it? 

Now, picture the complete and total opposite reaction.  I wish I had gotten his response on video.  He actually jumped up and down when he saw it.  Then he realized it had both Autobot and Decepticon icons and was even more excited.  THEN he realized it was reversible....  Makes me want to make him more stuff...  aww... 

**I sat down today and wrote out the pattern.  I'm trying out a file hosting site, and have the pdf up there.  Please beware:  This pattern has NOT been test knit.  I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  As usual, please use this pattern only for your own personal (i.e. not for sale) use. 

Transformers Toque Pattern (pdf file)

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« Last Edit: September 29, 2007 04:57:09 PM by subloke - Reason: Added link to pdf pattern file. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007 11:58:42 PM »

First, your hat looks awesome! I don't think I ever could have pulled that off and made such a nice hat. And second, I would have loved to have seen his reaction, it's always great when someone appreciates the work you've done. If you happen to make a pattern or publish it, please, please send me a link. I'd buy this pattern, I know so many people who would want one of these.

« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007 12:00:19 AM »

that's so great that he loved it so much! you must have been very happy!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007 12:21:18 AM »

Oh man, that is so, so, sooooooo awesome! Love it!

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007 12:29:23 AM »

That's awesome! Do you have the chart for that, by any chance?

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007 12:42:25 AM »

Ok, now my hubby's jumping up and down and saying "please please make one for me!"

That totally rocks.

I need to learn how to knit stranded...

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007 01:06:02 AM »

Wow. Just wow. I'm totally impressed. I'm also really glad my boyfriend isn't home right now or he would demand I make one for him (I HATE stranded knitting).

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007 01:08:06 AM »

That is just amazing  Shocked Makes me wish I could knit Grin Your boy is so lucky

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007 01:22:31 AM »

That's so awesome. If you do a chart, or pattern, please let me know.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007 05:45:29 AM »

Aww, yay for good reactions!  That hat is super cool, especially the fact that it's reversible.

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