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Old 12-13-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hat Menagerie Batch I
Below is the first batch of hats that I've been working on this fall!

The first one is not too exciting--a ski mask for my husband who is outside a lot and hates cold weather. As usual, I modified a pattern--the helmet liner from Michael's.

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This next one is Ms. Fish (note her pink lipstick), the hat that started the animal hat craze for me. I modified the fish hat from knitty.com because some things on the original weren't quite true to life!

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And finally, the infamous (or not?) lion-eating-your-head hat:

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Still to come are the cat hat, the rabbit hat, and another ski mask for my nephew.

One thing's certain: I'm learning a lot--color work, short row shaping, I-cord, stranded knitting, etc. etc.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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The hats are fabulous and very funny (except for the ski mask for your husband- that's seriously good-looking)! I'm happy to see the the detail on the fish is biolgically correct down to the preferred shade of lipstick. Excellant work and lots of fun. Thanks so much for posting.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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Aww those are cute! Well, except for the ski mask, but it looks nice and warm!
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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Marvelous hats - I was wondering about your lion eating the head hat... priceless!
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #5
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I think your husband should open his mind to the fish hat! Seriously, they are terrific hats and the lion hat is spectacular, great job on them all.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
Marvelous hats - I was wondering about your lion eating the head hat... priceless!
Thanks for your kind comment.

Yeah, I've been wondering about that hat, too--like wondering how in the world I was going to do it!!! I had to rip it out once because my idea didn't work. Finally I decided to just simplify and add the details to make it look liony.

I'm so thankful I'm able to crochet--for the sake of the ears and the eyes. If I'd had to knit these, I may have had to wave the white flag. With crochet, though, I was able to do these easily and even make several different versions to choose from.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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I think your husband should open his mind to the fish hat! Seriously, they are terrific hats and the lion hat is spectacular, great job on them all.
Yeah, my husband--great fisherman that he is--was not so . . . ummm . . . open-minded about wearing the fish hat himself. However, there for a while, every time I put it on, he cracked up laughing. I took that as a compliment.

Thanks for your kind words!
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Creative genius at play. You are definitely inspired and inspiring. Those are great hats, I particularly like that lion. I hope to see more.
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Great collection! Wow! So diverse!
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Wow, look at that! The lion is super cute and the fish is hilarious. Seriously cool hats!
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