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Old 02-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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ok ladies, who wants to help this guy out
So my girlfriend wants an Acorn beanie for her almost 1 year old son and I'd like to surprise her with one. Sure I could go out and buy one but it would mean much more to me if I made it for him, as I'm sure it would mean more to her as well. See there are still some good guys out there I can build a motorcycle, cars, houses, furniture but when it comes to knitting I'm a total newbie but I'm always up for a challenge.

I started watching some of the videos on here and they will help a lot as I get started on my little project.

I thought I would start this thread as a place to put all my questions and maybe get some "you can do it!!!" encouragement and maybe even give you all a laugh or two along the way haha

So here it is, this is what I want to make and here are my first few questions.

Where can I locate a pattern for this?
What size needles will I need?
What yarn will I need. Hope yarn is the technical term if not please correct me as I'm still learning.

Wish me luck!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Hi Jason,

Let's address a pattern first. Please click this link. There are more than a dozen pumpkin hat pattern to choose from. Each pattern will state the recommended yarn and needle size.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...ptioned_thumbs

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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Howdy. ArtLady showed you the best place to start looking for a pattern. At this point I thin I should defer to those of the masculine persuasion on the forum.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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That's very cute, but do you have a link to the pattern?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Welcome to Knitting Help! We have quite a few guys here so you'll fit right in!

An acorn hat can be as simple at just knitting the top in a darker color with some texture and making it slightly pointy. Solid works, too.
http://stringstothings.blogspot.com/...n-hat.html?m=1
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome!
That's an adorable hat and I'm sure you can find or adapt a pattern to an acorn design. For me, the oak leaf makes it. Here's a pattern for an oakleaf (strickly a finishing touch) although I'm not sure how big the leaves are. Good luck with your pattern search and if that becomes overwhelming, c'mon back here and we'll make suggestions.
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So I have narrowed it down to one of these 3
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...by-earflap-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...orn-baby-hat-2

If I did this one I would want to do tan and brown rather than just all brown.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...dler-acorn-hat
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Spitfire, will this be your first project?
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Hi and welcome!
That's an adorable hat and I'm sure you can find or adapt a pattern to an acorn design. For me, the oak leaf makes it. Here's a pattern for an oakleaf (strickly a finishing touch) although I'm not sure how big the leaves are. Good luck with your pattern search and if that becomes overwhelming, c'mon back here and we'll make suggestions.
Cute oakleaf pattern!
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