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« on: September 27, 2008 04:14:52 PM »

just finished making this turban.  it took a lot longer (and more yarn) than i thought it would.  i love it so much.  i can't wait until it's cold enough to wear it!

the pattern is from the V&A and it's free!

yarn: knit picks gloss, held double stranded throughout
needle: #3
made no mods

then...i liked it so much, i made a pattern to sew it and make it out of fabric.  (much quicker to make!)

edited: added yarn and needle info

« Last Edit: October 29, 2008 07:29:22 AM by nimblefingers » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008 04:32:12 PM »

WOW!  This is really beautiful!  And the photos are too!  Thank you for sharing.  About how long did this take for you to knit up? 

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008 04:34:50 PM »

thank you Smiley
well, i ran out of yarn twice....and was working on like 5 other projects...and it took me about a month and a half.  but i don't have too much spare time to knit, so i'm probably not the best judge.  when you look at the pattern though you expect it to take a day......

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 04:38:01 PM »

That's really cool.  And the pictures are beautiful.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008 05:07:52 PM »

I would love to sew one... how'd you make the pattern?

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008 06:24:12 PM »

I agree with Patsee - beautiful hat, I've seen the pattern before but not had the time for it.  What did your sewing pattern look like?  There's no pictures of the hat pre-finishing on the V&A website, and I would love to try making this!

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008 05:55:02 PM »

I love this sooo much and can't wait to start one of my own.  What type of yarn did you use?  I am not sure if I should try the 2 strands of fingering weight, or opt for one strand of something thicker to make guage.  I noticed that the # 10 knitting pins are about a size 3 US needle, so the 1 strand would still be a thin yarn, like a sport weight. 
Once again, you really ROCK this hat and if a I see you wearing it, I will be bold and stop you on the street (I live in Brooklyn too).
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008 06:27:42 PM »

From looking at the pattern, I would have never guessed how cool anyone would look in this hat. You look great in it and I totally want one!

I would also love to know what yarn and size needles you used. It looks like you did the moss stitch version, is that right?

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 11:23:26 AM »

Hi nimblefingers,

I love this turban! I am going to be visiting NYC in November, and I am going to need a hat, but I have been resisting making one because I have dredlocks  and I find that most hats don't sit well, because mine are kind of puffy... so I think that your turban might work.

I have a couple of questions, because I want to make this soon.

  • What yarn did you use? I want to use worsted weight, because I have joint pain and if I try to make it with fingering weight it will take me too long, and I will give up from aching fingers;
  • It seems to me, on looking closely at the pictures that accompany the pattern, that you may have made more rows somewhere in the pattern... did you? Or is it just because you followed the directions exactly, but with a larger gauge yarn??

Hope to hear from you!

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008 09:33:37 AM »

I love this pattern also! I have a friend who has asked me to find a "chemo" hat pattern to make her ( a just in case chemo hat ) and this one is perfect for her...I think if you are using a size 3 needle that you can use sportweight yarn, should go pretty fast with that. Thanks again for posting this, you did a great job on yours and it looks so cute on you.
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