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merchgirl
10-18-2007, 04:03 PM
howdy everyone!

i posted a similar post on the pattern central forum, but was hoping for a couple more bits of advice on which pattern to do, so i thought i'd ask the folks here in general knitting.

i'm in halloween prep mode, and i've been having a heck of a time finding myself a wig. my fiance and i are going as the heat miser (him) and the snow miser (me), and i need a head covering that looks like ice (here's a photo of the snow miser in all his icyness: http://www.biggerboat.net/snowmiser/pictures/snow17.jpg.)
i saw a post yesterday regarding knitty's "hallowig", http://www.knitty.com/issuefall04/PATThallowig.html,
and it made me think that i should just be making myself one! so i ran out to my LYS and bought some icy looking yarn, here's my swatch (done on 3 different sized needles to test gauge): http://www.heidispottery.com/halloween

now my question is...i was thinking of trying to knit up a skullcap type hat with a jagged edge that might have a shape like in the snow miser's photo (though it could be tricky as i don't have a pattern for that...perhaps i could just take a similar shaped pattern and pick up a few stitches around the edges to make points?), OR, do you think i should just go with the hallowig pattern because it's cute (albeit a little feminine for a male character) even if it's not the same shape as the snow miser's ice hair?

any advice would be appreciated...and if it makes any difference, i'll have a head full of hair under a wig cap...maybe this makes the hallowig pattern more attractive, since it would hide the back?

thanks in advance!

kemp
10-19-2007, 12:14 PM
I love the idea of going as the heat miser and snow miser! That is my most favorite animated holiday show.

Most knitting stitch books include edgings and some of them are pointed. Once you get the basic cap done I think could easily pick up stitches on the edge to do a jagged border. Of course, just a regular skull cap out of that yarn would look great and you could use it all winter.

cspooks
10-19-2007, 02:18 PM
I would go with adding points - kemp's edging idea seems easiest. Maybe you can just shorten the back of the hallowig so that it covers your hair but isn't quite as girly. I've never seen the snow miser!

merchgirl
10-23-2007, 11:43 AM
thanks for the advice! of course, with my luck...before i heard back from folks here, my non knitting friends suggested that i make the hallowig...i got all the way up to the forehead where i would start knitting in the round (96 stitches, about 50 rows) and i realized i had misread the directions and had to frog the ENTIRE thing. so now i'm going with kemp's suggestion and making a skullcap, and i'll pick up stitches to make points when i'm done. it's a good thing i like to knit! :)

i'll post a photo when i finish. thanks for the advice!

kemp
10-24-2007, 10:07 AM
Please take a picture of the whole costume too! I'd dying to see both of the misers :)

merchgirl
10-26-2007, 03:26 PM
i'll definitely post photos of us in our costumes after halloween, but for now, i just posted a photo of the finished hat over here:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=991521#post991521