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Old 02-14-2010, 02:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by etoilechaude View Post
I'm following the pattern that Dustina is following as well. I honestly think yours is way better. If I ever do it over again I'll use sock weight yarn. The worsted with 110sts on 7 needles would have been RIDICULOUSLY long, and is very snug on my head so far. Perhaps blocking will help, but only time will tell.

At this rate I've taken out so many rows and already started the decreases at the top of the reindeer head. I'm just going to do a simple alternating color pattern for the final few decreases.

The things I wish I could change (about my hat):
Tree is too small for me
I would have left out the break in the brim pattern or only put in one to accomodate the flag.
There looked to be another tree between the deer butts when I saw them on tv.

I should be done with mine shortly and will post a picture.

I charted out the flag to put in one of the blue sections...and then for the other section I continued the established blue and white pattern...

I also dropped the tree down 2 rounds, I thought it was up higher than should be...

I also put 2 more trees on the hat...breaking up those 9sts between the repeats.

I haven't gotten to the decreases yet but I'm worried about that...from what I read on Ravelry others have had to change that section too
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #12
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I got it finished today here are some picturs and some mods I did to the pattern...

For the first blue section I did a simple flag, I know your not suppose to intarsia in the round...but this will be protected once you fold up and attach the provisional cast on...so I figured long floats would be ok.

The second blue section I just continued the established pattern

In between the pattern repeats of the deer...I worked the tree pattern again. I dropped the pattern down 2 rounds and I made it taller by 2 rounds.

Also when I connected the provisional cast on I worked that as a purl round...

The decrease I just started it 2 rounds before you were suppose to, I kinda like the top flopping back a bit. Although my 6 yr old has fallen in love with the hat...

ETA: I did my hat on size 6 US needles...I know the pattern first called for 7s but think that has now been changed to 6s.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:47 PM   #13
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Yours came out much nicer than mine :o)
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:55 PM   #14
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aww thats not true! I like how you did yours with the different colors. I love color work so have been doing it for some time...can't believe that was your first project...mine was socks and they didn't fit at all...I knitted those things so tight it was horrible
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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moose hat question
would love to knit the hat with Nada's moose but the size of the chart is larger than the pattern for the hat on Ravelry. The redesign with the better looking moose is 72 stitches wide for the pattern. Has anyone solved this problem?
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Quite honestly, I've tried to reduce the size and the conclusion I've come to, it's better suited for a sweater! I'm still comtemplating that one. I'll keep you posted.
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Dustinac, you did a great job on duplicating the hat! It looks very close to the original. I've ordered yarn in the right size and color that should be here in a day or too. Am going to try DK (btw: can anyone tell me what DK stands for??)
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #18
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Thank you

DK weight is Double Knit or 8ply weight...it's close to sport weight yarn but sport is a tiny bit lighter

Or DK can mean Double knitting...Amy has a video of that here
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #19
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I love that hat and when I get the money to buy the yarn I will be knitting it up. I'm afraid that it might be spring when that time comes though. lol
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