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jberry16
10-16-2006, 02:09 PM
my b.i.l. wants a crazy hat for Christmas and he wants me to knit it with a fuzzy mohawk. I was thinking I would just knit a regular hat then pick up stitches and prolly use crochet to make a raised band and then add fuzzy yarn or make lots of loops and then cut them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, or a pattern. He wants it to be absurd, because it's for snowboarding and he wants his friends to be able to see him wherever on the mountain. Silly brother in law. tia.

gardenmommy
10-16-2006, 02:23 PM
http://www.knit-head.com/shop_head1.html

Not a pattern, but here is a picture that might help!

I wouldn't pay $105.00 for it. :shifty:

jberry16
10-16-2006, 11:00 PM
That's hideous! And there's no way I'd pay $105 for it either. anyone else have any ideas? any other crazy ideas, like adding pom poms all over it, he just wants something crazy to make people say "what the *&^% is that?"

cara
10-17-2006, 08:43 AM
You could always take one of the kids patterns that is a pumpkin, strawberry, jester, dinosaur etc and make it big enough for an adult.

A girl friend of mine made a dinosaur hat and use the same pattern as in Stitch n Bitch for the cat ears hat. She just made cat ears of increasing and decreasing sizes from front to back (like a mohawk) and did them in a bright color (some of them with dots etc) and added an I-cord at the back for the tail and made the tail with another 'ear' at the end like the ones on the end of the i-cords for the devil hat in the stitch n bitch...

turned out REALLY CUTE!

good luck!! and have fun!!!

janelanespaintbrush
10-17-2006, 08:50 AM
Well, if he happens to be a Futurama fan, he might appreciate this. (http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/brainslug.html) I'm thinking of doing one for Halloween. I've also seen a hat that looks like a giant hand, and another one (an infant pattern, I think, but could probably be upsized), that was called Viking chicken hat or something. It looked like an upside-down plucked (headless) chicken, so the legs were like the horns, if you can imagine it. Sorry I don't have links, but if you're interested, a little googling could probably dredge up those patterns for you.

jberry16
10-17-2006, 09:46 AM
You could always take one of the kids patterns that is a pumpkin, strawberry, jester, dinosaur etc and make it big enough for an adult.

A girl friend of mine made a dinosaur hat and use the same pattern as in Stitch n Bitch for the cat ears hat. She just made cat ears of increasing and decreasing sizes from front to back (like a mohawk) and did them in a bright color (some of them with dots etc) and added an I-cord at the back for the tail and made the tail with another 'ear' at the end like the ones on the end of the i-cords for the devil hat in the stitch n bitch...

turned out REALLY CUTE!

good luck!! and have fun!!!
I like the dinosaur hat idea

jberry16
10-17-2006, 09:47 AM
Well, if he happens to be a Futurama fan, he might appreciate this. (http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/brainslug.html) I'm thinking of doing one for Halloween. I've also seen a hat that looks like a giant hand, and another one (an infant pattern, I think, but could probably be upsized), that was called Viking chicken hat or something. It looked like an upside-down plucked (headless) chicken, so the legs were like the horns, if you can imagine it. Sorry I don't have links, but if you're interested, a little googling could probably dredge up those patterns for you..
the giant upside down chicken is neat too.

janelanespaintbrush
10-17-2006, 09:58 AM
the giant upside down chicken is neat too.

I wanted to look at it again, so I found a link. (http://alohamedia.net/sarah/hats/chicken-viking/)

cara
10-17-2006, 10:08 AM
LMAO.. the hat itself actually looks like the skin of a chicken.....

GROSS!!!! but soooooooooooooooo funny!!!

SandraEllen
10-18-2006, 11:45 AM
and here's (http://scrubberbum.typepad.com/patterns/2004/10/dnosaur_hat.html) a dinosaur hat pattern.

humblestumble
10-18-2006, 06:24 PM
There was a time when I was searching all over for a mohawk hat pattern because I saw two pictures of crocheted and knitted ones. Well I emailed the lady who crocheted one, and she just made a basic hat and basically added fringe to the top, like you would to a scarf. The same thing would apply to a knitted hat. You may have to starch it or something for the fringe to stay up though, or add a LOT of fringe ;) Good luck!

jberry16
10-18-2006, 07:40 PM
There was a time when I was searching all over for a mohawk hat pattern because I saw two pictures of crocheted and knitted ones. Well I emailed the lady who crocheted one, and she just made a basic hat and basically added fringe to the top, like you would to a scarf. The same thing would apply to a knitted hat. You may have to starch it or something for the fringe to stay up though, or add a LOT of fringe ;) Good luck!
That is the plan, a LOT of fringe, probably startch too. I've begun the hat using magic loop and starting at the top working my way down, finally finished the increases now ready to work the main part of the hat. I'm using redheart (I really don't like redheart-yuky to work with) multicolor. He wanted a loud hat, he's gonna get it. This yarn has red, blue, orange, yellow, green and purple in it. I think it looks like something from Jamaca (not to offend anyone). I'll post pics when it's done, before the mowhock and after.

jberry16
10-18-2006, 07:48 PM
I will probably add some kitty ears from s&b hat too, just to give it more spikes.

humblestumble
10-18-2006, 08:03 PM
Good luck! be sure to post the finished product :) Im curious!

mintdee
10-18-2006, 10:12 PM
I thought of you today when I saw the knitted hat in todays Anti-craft!
Check this hat (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/horned.htm) out. :teehee:

jberry16
10-18-2006, 10:47 PM
I thought of you today when I saw the knitted hat in todays Anti-craft!
Check this hat (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/horned.htm) out. :teehee:
those are crazy

humblestumble
10-19-2006, 01:25 AM
I thought of you today when I saw the knitted hat in todays Anti-craft!
Check this hat (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/horned.htm) out. :teehee:

Oh my lord! :thud:

janelanespaintbrush
10-19-2006, 05:46 AM
I thought of you today when I saw the knitted hat in todays Anti-craft!
Check this hat (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/horned.htm) out. :teehee:

Oooh... that sort of reminds me of the katamari damacy (http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2006/09/katamari_damacy_hat.html) hat. I forgot about that one. If you haven't tried Katamari, it's very, very weird Japanese video game (there's a sequel too) where you roll up increasingly large objects into a ball. (Don't ask me how they stick.) First you start with things like thumb tacks but then you get up to live animals (with sound effects), cars, buildings, eventually land masses. Wacky but fun.

jberry16
10-19-2006, 10:26 AM
Oooh... that sort of reminds me of the katamari damacy (http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2006/09/katamari_damacy_hat.html) hat. I forgot about that one. If you haven't tried Katamari, it's very, very weird Japanese video game (there's a sequel too) where you roll up increasingly large objects into a ball. (Don't ask me how they stick.) First you start with things like thumb tacks but then you get up to live animals (with sound effects), cars, buildings, eventually land masses. Wacky but fun.[/quote]
That hat looks like she has tumors all over her head.

SandraEllen
10-19-2006, 11:43 AM
That hat looks like she has tumors all over her head.
My husband says it looks like breasts...

gardenmommy
10-19-2006, 01:36 PM
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/hatdread.htm

Here's another funky hat...I'm sure you could do the dreadlocks in some delightfully garish color.