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Old 11-02-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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A"Manly" Hat?
My friend Steve is about to go on a co-op job to Alaska for six months (over winter!) and I told him I would knit him a bright orange hat (my roommate is going to knit him some matching mittens), but I have yet to find a pattern that doesn't look "girly." I'm not a very good knitter yet - I started about ten months ago. I've made a few hats (just finished a cute cabled one for myself!) and I can do things like cables, and my roommate can explain just about anything else to me...So my only issue right now is FINDING a pattern.
Any ideas? If worse comes to worse, I'll just make something up...it's gotta be done in two weeks!

Thanks. By the way, this is my first post here, but I've been lurking for a week or so. :o
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:53 AM   #2
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how about marnie's pismo hat?

http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/Pismo/index.html




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Old 11-02-2005, 01:12 AM   #3
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this could be fun and still guy like with a heavy tweedy yarn.

http://www.knitscene.com/projects/earflaphats.pdf
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks! I think I'll ask him how he feels about earflaps...I like that one!
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:43 PM   #5
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How abuot a J-Crew style hat?
I really like this one. See if you like it...

http://www.vintageknits.com/jcrew.html
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Old 11-05-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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Try Tychus on Knitty.com in orange and white or orange and black.

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It is really fast.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:55 PM   #7
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This hat looks pretty hip, and warm, too.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:58 AM   #8
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Looks like a good alternative to the earflaps, while still keeping the ears nice and warm.
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I liked the earflap hat, but I don't think Steve would. He doesn't like anything. :rollseyes: I'm making it up as I go along...It's kind of like the J Crew hat, I guess, but with chunky yarn on 10 1/2 needles. I started it a couple of hours ago and hope to finish it tomorrow, so I'll post a picture if it doesn't look too bad.
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If he's going to ALASKA, you might consider casting on provisionally, knitting the hat, then picking up the CO sts, knitting the hat AGAIN in the opposite direction and then SHOVING one half inside the other to make a nice, doubly warm hat!!
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