Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shark Hat 鲨鱼






ProjectShark Hat 鲨鱼
Pattern: Fish Hat [Dead of Alive?] by Thelma Egberts, Knitty Winter 2008, free download
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool blue and black
Yardage: About 200 yards total
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: January 12, 2013
Cast off: January 22, 2013
Cost: Stash yarn doesn't count!
Notes: This is one of my most fun knitting ever. My friend Jenna answered my Pay-it-Forward post on Facebook, and I know she's crazy about sharks, so it was a very easy decision. Many people have knitted this pattern on Ravelry, and this one in particular had great notes on how she modified the hat to be more shark-like. I knitted the fins with blue and black held together on size 8 so they'd stand up. The eyes are black buttons on white felt. Teeth are white felt with red marker for blood.

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16 comments:

Cathy said...

That is one seriously cute shark!! Well done for such a fun knit, you have out done yourself once again! ... this pattern has been on my to-do list for a while, I must move it up the queue...

Babajeza said...

hahaha! This is great! Have a nice weekend. Regula

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, that is too funny! At first I thought it might have been for your son. :)

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, this made me smile! What a cute knit.

Jazz said...

Awesome hat! Love the details, like the blood.

Here's my FO: http://mibruno.com/terminados-43/

MarmePurl said...

Cute and fun

Andria said...

How fun is that? I love the shark hat, your friend is lucky!

Carol said...

Love the Shark hat! Very clever. Is this for your son?

Carol said...

Ok, I see it's not for your son, but I bet he would like one!

Pumpkin said...

Oh this is fun! I especially love how you out your own little spin on this pattern, you are so creative!

Heather Woollove said...

Methinks you need to make some handmade felt teeth next time...they could be larger and thicker (and scarier!!) XO-

Kathryn Ray said...

The fish hat has been on my list for a while now. I LOVE your shark version!

WonderWhyGal said...

I absolutely adore this! I saw the photo you posted on FB. Perfect! I may have to queue this pattern for a future fun knit.

Vivian said...

The hat is on Henry's head in the first picture, it's a bit big for him, but I think the picture gives a pretty good "swallowed up" effect ;-)

Jocelyn said...

oh, me needs a fish hat...yup, queuing...thx