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Big FIsh Hat


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Usually when I design a stranded hat, "order" is the order of the day. Each hat breaks down into smaller, repeatable pieces. Yet one of my most popular hats, the "Mother Goose Hat," has 2 separate charts, each covering half the hat, no repeats. On a recent shopping trip with my daughter, we saw a pair of men's shorts with fish embroidered on them, but unlike other shorts, the fish were random, unpredictable, just like a real school of fish! We loved them. Here is one of the hats that resulted from our shopping trip. ( see the "little fish skull cap" for the other hat) A slouchy "stash buster" hat (use some of those little balls to stripe those fish) with a braided edge worked in the round. A school of striped fish with blue eyes and a blue wave on the water's surface. The fish have a sense of humor, but don't look too childish. Not typical ocean colors, but the background colors show off the fish nicely. Three sizes, Small Child, Child & Adult provide a size to fit all fish lovers, A pom pom in the same colors as the fish for a pop of color on top. Consider using a self striping or tonal yarn for the fish to avoid changing yarn colors every round for the fish. Adult size shown, charts are slightly different for each size. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round knit with 2 colors on a round GAUGE 20 sts X 26 rows in stranded stockinette st, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 17 (19, 21) in circumference 9 (10, 10) in tall SUGGESTED YARN 300 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 worsted COLORWAY Navy, Silver Grey, Koi & Christmas Red

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!