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--Cat Stevens

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Design Week Day 4: Progress!

I am excited about today.  Today we get to see how everyone is progressing on their patterns which at least for me means Pictures!!!  Though I have to apologize these are not super pics because I live in a basement and it is raining this morning so I have crappy light.  Plus when I turned my camera on this morning and realized it was dying.    I will probably take some more pictures when I have more battery and more sun.
The ears were the hardest part for me, and I knew proportions were going to be a possible issue so I started 
by making a 3-6 month size hat( one the right The light blue one) and figuring out how to shape the ear.  I had to pull out that first ear a number of times because I didn't like it( more on that tomorrow).  After coming up with an ear shape I liked I measured and tweaked and prodded and laid it out and decided that it was a bit too small for the hat.   I also discovered that I probably don't have enough light blue scrap yarn to make two ears and a trunk so I am not sure if I'll finish that sample.

I also made a newborn size hat in what little Knit One Crochet Too Cotonade I have.  I made the overall hat smaller ( 12 inch circumference and 4 1/2 inches high) and made the ear larger.  I was going to make at least one sample with the inner ears colored and I knew that I probably didn't hat quite enough yarn.  I also made the ear slightly larger than the previous ear I had made.  I think that coloring is perfect.  And I am pretty sure I like the size of the ear.

The next photo shows the relationship in length and width of the ear to the size of the hat.  You can see that the round portion of the ear matches up almost exact with the beginning of the crown and the overall length is about 1/4 inch longer than the hat.   This picture and these measurements will be invaluable as I am making the other sizes of hats.

 I wrote down my basic pattern in pencil in my sketchbook as I was working, along with a basic diagram on how the ear goes together.

Come and join us at FreshStitches to see what everyone else is up to.


  1. Looking good so far! Love the blue coloured one xo

  2. The ears and hats are looking great. Nice tip about the ear sizing!

  3. they are looking great! i love the colors.

    1. OOh! Can't wait to see the finished product!! :D

  4. Looking good!I'm very curious to see what the trunk will look like.

  5. The colours that you have chosen are wonderful. I love the two-toned ear.

    And the Noah's Ark you made is spectacular! :)

  6. I like the ears - looking forward to the finished piece.