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Old 10-31-2011, 04:46 PM   #11
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I'm knitting a hat for a friend. She's always cold, has a rather small head but likes big hats!

This is simple, k3p2 on round needles in Red Heart Chunky. I'm not sure how long to make it before beginning decreases, and I can't very well get her to try it on, or it won't be a surprise.

Last year I gave her a wool hat I knitted, and she shrunk it in the wash; she felt so bad about it, insisted she could still wear it, but I noticed that her ears were sticking below it, and cold....so this year I'm using acrylic yarn. I hope it will be warm! We have a LOT of snow and cold here.

Here it is so far:

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:11 PM   #12
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In addition to the lion-swallowing-your-head hat that I'm already scheduled to knit, plus the other fish hat, now I must add a bunny hat to the queue. Apparently (and really, I had NO idea I was in style) knit animal hats are THE rage this year among tweens and teens.

I MUST stop wearing my fish hat around lest I get so many requests that I sink beneath the weight of them!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:08 PM   #13
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The hat looks fabulous! It's a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your friend. And I admire you for trying again after last year's experience. You are a good friend.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #14
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:49 PM   #15
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I love fuzzy hats and your looks great! I am sure your friend will be thrilled
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I'm making an afghan for my mom as a surprise. I'm very new at knitting and this will be the first thing I've ever made. It's not really for Christmas, it's a " just because I love you" gift but if I got it done by Christmas that would be okay. She thinks I'm making pot holders. She lives in another state so it's pretty easy to fool her. I'll be posting a picture here when I'm done and doing a post about it on my blog after she's gotten it..she reads my blog so I don't want to spoil it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:44 AM   #17
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ANTARES.....what is a "lion swallowing your head hat"??? I am very curious to see such a thing.

If Antares doesn't answer, does anyone else know?
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I found this site, could this be what she's referring to?

http://www.berkeleyhat.com/knitlionhat.html

I also saw a "Lion Hood" on Etsy.....very creative!
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:30 PM   #19
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well...i have all of my christmas shopping, and about half of my knitting/crocheting done. idk what got into me this year!!! lol
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Woodi: "what is a "lion swallowing your head hat"??? I am very curious to see such a thing.

I found this site, could this be what she's referring to?
http://www.berkeleyhat.com/knitlionhat.html
I also saw a "Lion Hood" on Etsy.....very creative!"

Yes, these lion hoods/hats are very cute; HOWEVER, I greatly fear they're NOT what my niece wanted. From her description, she wants a lion hat with an open lion's mouth as the part where you insert your head (hence, the "lion-swallowing-your-head hat"--my terminology, of course)!!

And no, I've not found any patterns like this anywhere, so I'll be doing my best to design it (and I'm a fairly new knitter, so THIS should be . . . fun--yeah, that's the word I'm looking for!!).

If I have any measure of success, I'll be sure and post a picture (but I don't even have the yarn yet, so it'll be awhile).
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