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« on: September 28, 2009 03:35:10 PM »

It's almost hat weather here in Iowa. I found this Knitty pattern through Ravelry http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcrosscountry.html

I didnt think cotton was probably a good choice for fair-isle, but of course I went ahead and used it anyway. All in the name of being cheap. This is my first fair-isle project.

The hat was quite roomy, but after lining with fleece the fit has drastically improved. Check out http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/06/fully-lining-hat... for some good tips on lining hats.

The only chart I used from this pattern was the snowflake chart. I was pretty intent on having a dinosaur hat, and found a chart http://www.yarn-visions.blogspot.com/2009/01/brontosaurus... for a triceratops. It looked more appropriate for intarsia, so I added some more squares here and there to make it more fair-isle friendly and avoid huge long floats. I also decided beetles would be a good addition and made up my own chart for those. The beetle legs looked pretty awful - the individual green stitches got lost in the background. So, I duplicate stitched them after the hat was complete.

Needles: size 2
Yarn: recycled cotton from thrift store sweaters









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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009 04:24:07 PM »

that is so damn phenomenal. props. i "this rocks!" 'ed it.
so impressed.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009 04:39:04 PM »

Very cool hat!  I bet my boys would love this (which is why I'm not going to show it to them. They outgrow everything anyway, right?)!
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009 06:36:43 AM »

Wow, that is quite the hat!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009 11:08:32 AM »

my little cousin is a dino FREAK! I must use this pattern on a hat for him. I just finished up a shark hat for him. Mad props on the rest of the design
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009 02:41:24 PM »

holy crap!  I'M FROM IOWA TOO.

This is freaking amazing!  Way to go!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009 03:15:23 PM »

Very cool hat!  I bet my boys would love this (which is why I'm not going to show it to them. They outgrow everything anyway, right?)!
my little cousin is a dino FREAK! I must use this pattern on a hat for him. I just finished up a shark hat for him. Mad props on the rest of the design

Ha, ha, I'm 31, but often seem to have the fashion sense of a small boy. Shark hat? That sounds awesome.

holy crap!  I'M FROM IOWA TOO.

This is freaking amazing!  Way to go!

Oh, yeah? I'm in Iowa City, how about you? It got down to about 40 degrees last night!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009 10:15:00 PM »

amazing hat. great color choice and great job
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009 10:02:49 AM »

Thats soooooo nice good work!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009 09:54:32 AM »

SO AWESOME. I need to knit a dino hat now!!!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009 01:16:21 PM »

LOVE IT!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009 08:38:21 PM »

I LOOOOOVE this! Dinosaurs are my absolute favorite things ever! I need to make something with dinos on it now!
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009 01:45:49 AM »

I have a green triceratops I got from Build-A-Bear/Bear Factory 2 years ago, and he's like a child to me (you can laugh out loud at that if you want, it is kinda sad!) - but he's got me all obsessed by everything green/triceratops!! So I adore you had, I love the style/shape of it too!
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009 06:35:07 AM »

That is AMAZING!This must've taken you so long!
My bf is now asking am I able to knit something like that!lol
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009 01:44:47 PM »

Awesome! And great job changing the charts to what you wanted.
I hope you don't mind me stealing the idea for my friend's christmas present. He loves dinosaurs as much as any 6 year old. Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2009 07:12:08 PM »

Oh. My. God. I LOVE THE TRICERATOPS! I needs them!
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009 11:54:02 AM »

Amazing! Love it.
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009 04:04:03 PM »



Absolutely Friggin' FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

                            *hits this rocks*
                                    *bookmarks*
                                            *emails link to friends*   Cheesy
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Absolutely Friggin' FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

                            *hits this rocks*
                                    *bookmarks*
                                            *emails link to friends*   Cheesy

Ha, ha...you guys are so sweet!
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2009 01:38:46 PM »

Its beautiful. I'm just starting to knit and knitting in circular seems scary to me but its a gorgeous hat.
Crocheting in the round just seems easier but I love the way knit hats look with fair isle and color changes.
Did I mention its beautiful and I love it.
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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2009 09:27:18 PM »

this is so cool! major props
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2009 09:30:08 AM »

Wow!  Bugs and dinosaurs--I love it.  I'm working on a chullo with flames, race cars, and aliens, a special request from my nephew.
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