knitxcore.: Squirrel-riffic Snow Hat!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Squirrel-riffic Snow Hat!

squirrel hat

I just read Tideland, and watched the movie. In both, there's a part when the protagonist frees a talking squirrel from being stuffed and sewn. Somehow, that translated into me really wanting a hat with squirrels on it. It's a damn shame I didn't realize I was using size 6 needles on a size 8 sorta project until I was completely finished and went to put away the needles.

squirrel hat close-up

This was my first attempt at knitting anything from a graph into the round, and I don't think it turned out too badly. But, unfortunately, since my gauge was off (thanx for not being numbered Addi-turbos!) he's being sent away to the ol' Etsy shop to make some other squirrel enthusiast smile.


If you haven't seen or read Tideland, here's a quick overview:





And if you haven't checked out the shop yet:



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13 comments:

Charles said...

Cute squirrel hat! Rob~~~
Looks like will master of color now for next project!
HAHAHA..It is so sad both guys gone away to etsy shop!

sko_G knits said...

the touch of brown in the pompon really ties everything together.
cute little squirrels!

pins&needles said...

Freakin' awesome!

Tonje said...

Cute squirrels!!

Marlena said...

Love those little squirrels! It's too bad it came out too small for you, but at least now you have experience with doing intarsia in the round. Do you think you'll make one for yourself?

Crochet Goddess said...

Great hat. I like the colors.

Sean Turner said...

That's awesome sir.
It's just as you explained it at work. Too bad your dome is too big for such a cute hat!
haha j/k but seriously make another

royfenn said...

I like the hat! I guess that is why everything I read or watch (knitty gritty on DIY network) they emphasis gauge and making sure it's correct?

Andy's Crafts said...

You did a fantastic Job, Kudos to you!

DangFenn said...

Robbie, it's me, Roy....I just started this new blog w/ my better half, so I just wanted to comment with the new account so you'd know who it was from! I should start posting some knit stuff also!

knititch said...

wow i like that little hat. i am a mad hatter right now myself so any hat inspiration i welcomed

Obsessed with knitting said...

owls, squirrels, I can't wait to see what animal is next! The hat is VERY nice!!

pamela wynne said...

this is the most ridiculously adorable thing since the ice cream cozy. totally charming.