Monday, December 18, 2017

Another Weird Santa Hat

Two weeks ago, I showed you my project in progress...


...and I said that if it worked out, I'd post it "next week". But "next week" came, and I hadn't gotten much more completed.

Sorry about that.

That was last week. This week, however, I did manage to finish it...


It's another Santa hat, this one more of a sketch, really...


It's been a few years since I saw someone wearing something like this. I saw it and decided that I just had to have one. And I could make it myself.

I'm not going to post a "pattern", but I'll tell you how I did it.

First, I took a 6 ft length of wire (that I got at Dollar Tree). I curled the ends (no sharp edges!). Then I "knit" (read: crocheted) an I-cord over the length of it, tying the yarn ends around the curled wire ends.

Then I picked up and knit around 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the bottom spiral. I cast on a few more stitches after that, joined in the round, and knit a 2 by 2 ribbing for about 2 inches.

I attached a "poof" to the top. (A pom-pom would work as well.) And that's it.

What do you think? (I think I like the headband better, but I'm glad I made this attempt.)

19 comments:

  1. Wow! This strikes me as even more Dr. Seuss than the headband (I saw the 'Cat in the Hat' reference). Nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've always thought of this one as more Seuss than the other. But that's just my interpretation.

      Delete
  2. Ah, cool. It is very Seussian!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is weird, but it's so cool! I love that pic of you. It would make a perfect holiday avatar. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your commenter who said the hat was Seussian, I think, was accurate. It was his kind of weird. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that's what the original designer was going for.

      Delete
  5. I think it is cute!! Nice job!

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  6. This reminds me of something I've seen but I can't place it. It's bugging the hell out of me. I'm pretty sure it was another hat of a similar concept but it wasn't a santa hat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I stole the design. I saw someone wearing one (and it was a Santa hat). So, I'm not surprised that you've seen a similar concept. (Theirs wasn't knit.)

      Delete
  7. Now that’s funn6 and a fun hat! You need a bell hanging on the end:j

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG a bell! I did not think of that. You're right!

      Delete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.