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Topic: Topi hat gone bulky!  (Read 1089 times)
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« on: August 10, 2009 03:25:14 PM »

I decided to put my "gauge-flexible" pattern Topi, that I designed for Knitty.com awhile back, to the test. A friend requested a version in a true bulky yarn along with "a skull".

So I got to it, and it works!
While the pattern does need to be modified from casting on 5 sts to 4 sts to create one less increase wedge section to accommodate the larger row gague, that is essentially the only change. From there however you work the pattern pretty much as written. The pattern instructs how to determine your own diameter measurement for the finished size you need and you work to that point.

I have the exact pattern modifications written out for this size along with a few more details in my blog post here: http://www.pieknits.com.

For the embroidery I used this tutorial where you pin a paper sketch to the hat and embroider directly over it. A neat trick!

Pattern: My design, Topi from knitty.com
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky, #127 Walnut
Needles: US 10 (6.5 mm), US 10 (6.0 mm)

« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 09:23:50 AM »

This is so freakin cute - I want one.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 12:32:35 PM »

That is wiiiiiicked.  I love it.

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
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