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Old 12-23-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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Binary Hat
I knit this up tonight, for my friend John. He's a computer programmer and will get a kick out of this. Black stands for "1" and the old-timey computer screen green stands for "0".
From top to bottom the colorwork rows repeat a series of 1s and 0s to read:
"checksum" (001)
J (01001010)
O (01101111)
H (01101000)
N (01101110)
"checksum" (100)

I just used a basic hat pattern and LionBrand Woolease Chunky for the black and RedHeart "Kids" doubled for the green. I googled a text to binary/basic converter and got the code from that. Voila!





I'm excited. This is the ONLY present I've made this year that I know the recipient will appreciate and love. He thinks knitting is cool and is boggled that I can make stuff "like, that you can wear!" He appreciates the time and effort. And he's a huuuuge geek. I'm prettty sure he'll be able to figure out what the "pattern" is before I actually tell him.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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How neat...you did a great job...I wonder if dh would like something like this...
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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That's really cool. I'm also a huge geek, especially when it comes to binary stuff. (I have a binary clock {which is awesomeW!}) So, I was wondering if you could help me decipher this or tell me a good place to figure it out, cuz this is really Neat!.
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Way to go again HamaLee! Super!
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Looks fantastic. I am sure he will love it
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As a geek myself, that's very cool!
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Very cool! I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it!

A geek myself with a nerd hubby, I took awhile looking to see how you did it - am I correct that you continued whatever the "code" was for each row, around and around? My stickler dh likes it, but tells me if I make one for him, it must be "functional" binary, and therefore in a simple column - maybe have to be intarsia instead of stranded? (sorry, thinking outloud there a bit )
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Very nice looking hat, as well as a cool idea for your friend.
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I love that hat, and my son would also. He's a recovering geek whose wife only 'allows' him an hour a day on the computer less he forgo all other commitments that he has. Kind of like some knitters we know . . .
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