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Topic: fleece-lined earflap hat for my brother  (Read 1271 times)
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« on: December 16, 2008 07:56:48 PM »

Hello craftsters!  So, here is my fourth completed Christmas present.  My brother is a man's man, studying to become a millwright and very proud of his appearance.  He's basically the hardest person to craft for.  The only handmade present I've ever given him that he enjoyed was a quilt my sister and I made him for Chrismas last year.  He's an outdoorsy guy, into snowmobiling and snowboarding and all of that, so I decided to make him something he would actually wear that would keep the frostbite off his ears.

This is what you get, being raised in the Great White North.

I lined it in black fleece, so it's very warm.

It's got braids!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008 01:57:49 PM »

I like it!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008 03:34:03 PM »

fantastic hat! i love the design and the colors, i'm sure your brother will love it too! was it hard to make?
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008 05:41:40 PM »

My son would love one of these.  Where did you get the pattern??  I'd love to make him one.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008 05:56:53 PM »

 Cheesy Thanks!  I found the pattern online here http://people.uleth.ca/~hodd/Knitting/ChulloPattern.htm
It wasn't hard to make at all!  If you can knit in the round, you can make this hat without any problems.  If you don't know how to knit in the round, use this as an excuse to learn!

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008 06:02:23 AM »

Thanks so much for the pattern link!  I think I can manage this for a last minute gift!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009 12:52:10 PM »

great job! i actually just crocheted a chullo for my boyfriend and i wanted to line it in fleece (to protect him from the cheap acrylic yarn i used).  how did you go about doing that?  if you could offer any tips, i'd greatly appreciate it. thanks!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009 02:42:43 PM »

I kind of eyeballed a pattern, folding the hat in half and marking the top of the hat and the bottom and widest parts of the earflaps.  Since on mine, the earflaps were about a fifth of the circumferance of the hat, I made five kind of petal shapes (two of which were long, for the earflaps) and sewed them together hat-style.  I then sewed the edges, right side together, and turned it inside out.  I'm not sure if it was the best method to do it, I think maybe turning the edge of the lining under and sewing it to the hat, then doing a crocheted edging may have turned out better.  You could try and let me know what works best.

Did you post the hat yet? I'd like to see it! 

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
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