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GrumpyGramma
11-24-2012, 09:05 PM
When I saw those stocking hats Stonington posted http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110761&highlight=stocking+hat I couldn't get a red and white striped version out of my head. I bought the cheapest acrylic yarn I could find but to my surprise my GD wants it and my GS wants a green one. I got the cheapest yarn possible because I was sure nobody would want a Dr. Suess Hat. Silly me. This is just OTN and as my only camera is on my cell phone I took it right outside for a photo op. It was too dark out to take another when I realized the top of the pic was chopped. That's OK because it's just silly, just for fun.


ETA: How cheap was it? 1 1/2 balls of red and 1 of white in Lion Brand Fun Yarn @ $.99 from the local Grocery Outlet. I might win the Grinch Award for Being Cheap!:roflhard:

Jan in CA
11-24-2012, 09:07 PM
I think it's cute! I think they would be popular with kids especially. :thumbsup:

GrumpyGramma
11-24-2012, 09:09 PM
Thanks, Jan, I think it is impossible to predict what teenagers will or will not like. My DD won't have 2 teens till Sept. next year but my GS (12) could fool us on that one. Some days I think he was born a teenager. :teehee:

Jan in CA
11-24-2012, 09:26 PM
:lol: I don't have grandkids, but I remember my own girls that age. :zombie:

usamacka
11-25-2012, 12:34 AM
Very very cute......I keep thinking about those stocking caps too..but have some other things I will post soon on the needles...

GrumpyGramma
11-25-2012, 12:53 AM
I look forward to seeing your FOs and/or WIPs. Your Mario hat is delightful. After it and the tutu set I can hardly wait to see what you've got next.

nonny2t
11-26-2012, 10:22 AM
I think it is cute! I made one of these for my grandson a couple years ago and had a heck of a time finding a pattern for it. It was either an adult one or for a toddler and nothing inbetween. I stay away from downsizing or upsizing my own patterns. lol

Jan in CA
11-26-2012, 02:16 PM
I stay away from downsizing or upsizing my own patterns. lol

I can usually do it for hats, but something like a sweater...no way. I just go look for something similar in the size I want. :lol:

salmonmac
11-27-2012, 05:28 AM
What a great hat! I'm not surprised that it's in demand. And wow, what a bargain yarn. You're good.

KnitBeg
11-27-2012, 06:06 AM
That's a nice hat :cool: When I saw the title I expected a high head, you know - one that doesn't end in a tip and needs wiring to keep it upright. Not quite how I remember Dr Seuss his hat to be, but this might even be better ;) Definitely easier to wear.

And great that it is such a bargain. Isn't it fun that you don't need to spend that much to get something desirable? :cheering:

GrumpyGramma
11-27-2012, 11:04 AM
That's a nice hat :cool: When I saw the title I expected a high head, you know - one that doesn't end in a tip and needs wiring to keep it upright. Not quite how I remember Dr Seuss his hat to be, but this might even be better ;) Definitely easier to wear.

And great that it is such a bargain. Isn't it fun that you don't need to spend that much to get something desirable? :cheering:

Thanks. Yeah, the Cat in the Hat isn't quite like that, but somehow it seemed like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book. I'm now working on one in Green Tones for my grandson.

The red and white stripes were kind of like a song that gets stuck in my head and if I can hear the whole thing it sometimes goes away. LOL Now maybe I'm done with red and white striped stocking hats. ;)

ArtLady1981
11-27-2012, 06:08 PM
Oh that is sooo cool! I love the concept, and I think it was smart to knit the hats inexpensively! Plus, washable hats for kids is the only way to go! Great work! :thumbsup:

dturner
11-28-2012, 11:02 PM
Well, it certainly doesn't LOOK cheap! It's adorable!

GrumpyGramma
11-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Thank you so much, everyone! My granddaughter will get here red and white (I've been told it's a Where's Waldo hat but that doesn't really fit either) storybook hat today I think. I hope she likes it. It does need to be washed and dried still. If grandson doesn't like what I've started I'll frog it and make him something else. I can knit a lot or I can buy really nice yarn once or twice a year. I opt for quantity and work with the quality of yarn I can afford. I couldn't go months w/o a yarn fix! A true junkie will take whatever she/he can get I guess.