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MrsP
02-20-2009, 02:21 PM
Hi Everyone!!

I showed the pictures of the Knitty Fish (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTfishy.php) hat to my nephew and he fell in love with it and BEGGED me to make it for him. I just finished it, and I have to admit that I am in love with it! I don't want to give it away!! :-)

Sansdawn
02-20-2009, 02:41 PM
Oh Amanda how CUTE!!! I can see why you didn't want to give it away :yay:

TwistedStitches
02-20-2009, 02:51 PM
That is very cool! I posted link a while back to the fish hat pattern on an aquarium message board I am on and someone started knitting one right away. I think I am going to have to try one.:yay:

Jan in CA
02-20-2009, 02:52 PM
:teehee: That's cool!

ritaw
02-20-2009, 02:54 PM
What a cool hat ! Brilliant :)

Debkcs
02-20-2009, 02:56 PM
That's just too cute, thanks for sharing it with us. It's going on my to do list for the DGD.

Thanks!

blkirback
02-20-2009, 04:57 PM
Oh it is so cute! I want to make one for myself now! I'll never wear it but I want one...

You did a great job!

Jeremy
02-20-2009, 05:00 PM
Great job! I love it.

HollyP
02-20-2009, 06:12 PM
:yay: I LOVE it!!!!!! The colors are great! I forgot, what yarn did you use?
Your nephew is a very luck little boy!

MAmaDawn
02-20-2009, 06:48 PM
That is adorable... you did a wonderful job

Slim
02-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Too cute! You did a great job on it.

dustinac
02-20-2009, 09:31 PM
:yay:too cute! I wonder if my son would wear one :think:

Marria
02-20-2009, 10:30 PM
My husband saw that and loves it. He wants me to make one for him now. :) I love your colors. It looks great.

ArtLady1981
02-21-2009, 05:02 AM
Very nice, MrsP! :thumbsup: Very nice indeed!

KnittingNat
02-21-2009, 07:42 AM
It's brilliant!!! Absolutely great:cheering:

MrsP
02-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Thanks, Everyone!!

I love it too! I don't want to give it away, but I would never wear it either...I would probably just stuff towel in its mouth and put it on a shelf somewhere... Which now that I think about it - is actually a really cute idea - like in a fish themed bathroom maybe...? Hmmm...

Holly, the blue and green are both Vanna's Choice I think from Michaels, the brown is I Love this Yarn (the one I used on the Camo blanket) and I think the cream is Red Heart because it is pretty scratchy! The only one I bought special for the hat was the green. The rest I already had leftover.

knitkid11
02-21-2009, 06:35 PM
OH MY GOSH! I am making that same exact hat! Yours came out great!:woohoo:

sweetiekxx
02-21-2009, 06:47 PM
that is such a cool hat! and love the colours :thumbsup:

mks22300
02-21-2009, 08:32 PM
Very cute! :)

WandaT
02-22-2009, 10:35 AM
It's adorable!!! Great job!

margz3
02-22-2009, 03:27 PM
That is just too cute!! I'd want to keep it too :) My hubby loves to fish, but somehow I don't think he'd wear one - too bad :wink:

evona
02-22-2009, 11:33 PM
That hat is so cute! I just love this pattern :)

MerigoldinWA
02-23-2009, 03:11 AM
I love all the fishiness of all the fins and the tail. All the 3D effects are great. I like the "live" eyes you put on yours instead of the ones that are supposed to look dead. Much nicer.

Beautiful child in the picture too, but looks like a girl. That is not your nephew is it?

MrsP
02-23-2009, 10:07 AM
LOL - No, that is my daughter modeling the hat for me. I have to mail it to my nephew in Mississippi! :-) He requested the fish have alive eyes and not dead ones. And, I didn't have any felt, so I just embroidered them on after I finished everything else.

Songbirdy
02-23-2009, 12:40 PM
I've cued this one, love your version! It is adorable!

[er, naturally I'd tell my son otherwise ;) ]

AH1OZ
02-24-2009, 12:54 PM
that is so awesome!! i have a family full of fishermen, i am going to have to make a bunch!!!

Cynamar
02-24-2009, 01:25 PM
Your hat is gorgeous! It would be hard to give away! I just discovered this hat last week and want to make it. I need to go look for yarn.

new_knitter
02-24-2009, 05:36 PM
I wish I had a little one to knit this for! Great job!

Magz11
02-24-2009, 08:28 PM
This is really beautiful. I love the pattern and the hat just looks so cute.

valentina
03-01-2009, 08:22 AM
It is the cutest hat I ever seen! :inlove: :yay:

Jen17
03-01-2009, 10:43 AM
do you mind if I ask where you got your avatar?!! It is so cute!
Thanks,
Jen

Jen17
03-01-2009, 10:45 AM
Amanda, your hat is adorable and I love the colors!
About the pattern..can you tell me how to do the w&t? Or direct me to directions some where?
Is it called short rowing?
Thanks,
Jen

MrsP
03-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Hi Jen!

For the avatar, I just did a google picture search for knitting and it was one of the ones that came up. I thought it was too cute! :-)

For the W&T - I didn't know how to do it before this either, but I used the knittinghelp video for it - Here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques). It is called like Short Row with Wrap I think. It is really easy, but I would have to watch the video again to explain it, so you might as well watch it first and see if you get it! :-) If you still have questions, PM me and I will try to explain it! :-)

It was actually a relatively quick and easy project. I made it more complicated by doing all the color changes and stuff, but that is completely optional. Now, I have to find something totally cute for my niece (she's 8). I think she is jealous that she didn't get something too. Her birthday is in May. Maybe a little handbag...

Jen17
03-01-2009, 01:49 PM
Oh, thank you so much! I want to make this for my grandson the one who is 3, he will be 4 by the time I finish it!
About your 8 year old neice...I just knitted my 6 year old granddaugher an ribbon like material yarn scarf and made pom-pom balls of a matching yarn...she loved it so much my daughter told me (they are stationed in Japan) she took it to school the day after she got it to "show and tell"! So, you are on the right track..little girls love purses, totes, scarf's !! Have fun making it!
Jen

MrsP
03-01-2009, 10:05 PM
Thanks! I think a bag will be the way to go for my niece - her birthday is May 30th and they live in Mississippi, so not much use for cold weather stuff...

I think your grandson will love it!! My daughter keeps asking me where her fish hat is...oops!

gotta knit
03-02-2009, 07:59 AM
What a great hat. Love the colours you used!