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Post by blossom » Tue May 22, 2007 11:07 am

oh nice Helen! very cute! :D
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Post by JJJ » Tue May 22, 2007 3:52 pm

heh heh, good wool choice Helen!

Here's one I did on circulars in what looks like the same yarn:
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The pattern is here:
http://heyjulie.wordpress.com/2007/03/2 ... rflap-hat/
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Post by mummyjems » Sat May 26, 2007 7:43 pm

Wow...how sad that I have just discovered this part of TNN....but at least I have found it before I have started a hat!!! Just knitting my wee boy a pllover type vesty thing IYKWIM and want to knit him a matching hat and also knit my wee girl a hat too...can't wait to start on a hat!!!
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Post by Callum's godmother » Sun May 27, 2007 4:53 pm

Jenny, that's really funny, that we both used the same pattern and wool - good to see the comparison. Mine done on flats, obviously, and I crotched round the edge, as I wondered about the flaps curling, which maybe wasn't a good move as it will have less stretch. Anyway, I sent it to Fairyjasmine, so hopefully she will be able to tell me if it fitted!

.. by the way really cute photos!!

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Post by JJJ » Sun May 27, 2007 6:19 pm

Callum's godmother wrote:Jenny, that's really funny, that we both used the same pattern and wool - good to see the comparison. Mine done on flats, obviously, and I crotched round the edge, as I wondered about the flaps curling, which maybe wasn't a good move as it will have less stretch. Anyway, I sent it to Fairyjasmine, so hopefully she will be able to tell me if it fitted!

.. by the way really cute photos!!


Yup the flaps curled - next time I'll crochet around the edge like you.
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Post by justene » Sun May 27, 2007 6:46 pm

anyone feel like sharing a super-easy ear flaps type hat (if you have any idea what i mean! lol) pattern?

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sorry nova i only just saw this, i posted the pattern for the hat i did yours in my homemade gallery 8-)
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Post by nova » Sun May 27, 2007 7:27 pm

coolies! thanks :D did you do anything special to the flaps? cos they don't curl 8-)
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Post by justene » Sun May 27, 2007 9:01 pm

nup, just luck i guess :lol: . Oh but they did curl before i added the icords, for them i just picked up 3 stitches and knitted them on dpn's. 8-)
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Post by ms.belinda » Thu May 31, 2007 11:06 am

caturn wrote:Just one question. Where do you measure to (on the wearers head) before you begin to decrease. Is it at the top or before that?

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Ditto this - I've got about 10cm done already, not sure when to start decreasing. What should I measure on his head?
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Post by caturn » Thu May 31, 2007 2:25 pm

I've done two hats and to get the height I measured from top of the ear to the centre of the topof the head and added 4 cm. It came out just about perfect for my two.

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Post by ms.belinda » Thu May 31, 2007 2:29 pm

Thanks Cath! I've been holding back, waiting for an answer, afraid to overknit LOL :lol:
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Post by caturn » Thu May 31, 2007 2:43 pm

LOL I know what you mean. I ponder for a while and then just dive in. I figure at least with knitting I can undo it and try again - not like a sewing error :lol:

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Post by Amio » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:28 am

Keep meaning to post pics of my hat (so proud of it, everyone who comes roudn to our house has to admire it with me!), and am almost done with a poncho for the baby girl too (edd 20 june) :smt041 . I made up the pattern as i went with the poncho (how hard could it be to knit a square with a hole in it)! But (doh! :roll: ) i didnt buy enough wool, luckily spotlight are posting some to me from another store cause it was a one-off shipment...

So, lesson learnt, buy enough wool when starting a new project! On that note, Helen, how much wool did you use for the ear flaps hat, and ply? i want to knit one for a 2 - 3 year old (sorry no head measurements handy but avergae sized head!).

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Post by ClothConvert » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:04 pm

JJJ, I like the look of the hat pattern you posted for the 1yr old - anyone any idea how to modify that pattern for an adult's head? Specifically a man, my BIL, but I haven't any measurement for his head! And how much yarn will it need - 2x50g 8ply?

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Post by mummyjems » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:11 pm

JJJ wrote:Jacqui, if you want to do one in the round then you can use a 40cm circular and then go down to DPNs at the end (easier than doing the whole thing on DPNs imo). I can post the pattern for this one if you like, its really easy:

What are DPN's? Sorry for my ignorance. I am knitting this on circulars and was wondering what to do when decreasing in size as I'm not sure how it works on circulars without stretching etc...never used circulars before.... :?
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