Pattern Gallery - Head

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  1. I love your hats but are they all knitted on circular needles? Please, some on two needles !!

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    1. Oh man, circular needles are the best! :) Right now the only one designed on straights is the Super Slouch Hat - the white near the top with the black background. I've converted a few of them in the comments as well - the Wickerwork, for instance (the white below the Super Slouch), and the American Beauty (the green, gray, and brown).

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  2. I need a pattern for a zebra hat. Do you have one?

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    1. Unfortunately not. I love the idea though! I may have to develop one... :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, you are some sort of design genius! Your patterns are cuckoo bananas creative and beautiful. Great color sense , innovative combinations of stitch patterns, I am SO GLAD I found your website. Thanks for your generosity in sharing all these designs.

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    1. Wow, what a lovely compliment! Thank you so much, I do what I can. :) And if you're ever knitting any of my stuff and have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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  4. Love your hats. Any chance you have a cowl shaped animal themed hat
    in a bulky yarn?
    Ann

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    1. Hi Ann!

      As of yet, I don't have any animal themed hats (and very few made with bulky yarn, it turns out!). Can you tell me anything more about you're looking for? I'm not exactly sure what a cowl-shaped hat might be... :)

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    2. I was at a craft fair. The hat appeared to be adapted into a cowl neck scarf. It slipped over the head, and the other opening was for the face. Ears were on top. Really cute. I saw a brown bear.

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    3. YES! I know exactly what you're talking about now. That's a great idea. Are you looking for adult or child's sizes? I will totally add this to my to-do list!!! :)

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    4. Both!! If possible. Thanx

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    5. Okay, give me a little bit but I'll definitely take a crack at this! :)

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    6. Guess what? It's done! :) Check it out here (or by clicking on the picture above): http://www.ballstothewallsknits.com/2015/08/baby-bear-hooded-cowl.html

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    7. You are terrific!! Perfect.
      ann

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    8. Glad you like it! I thought it turned out really cute. :)

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  5. This is one of the very best knitting websites I have visited. Your patterns are beautiful and so well written. Thank you so much for sharing. You are supremely talented.

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    1. What an awesome compliment! Thank you. And if you're ever knitting any of my stuff and have questions, please let me know. :)

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  6. I am just blown away by your talent. I learning to use circs but still got a ways to go. Having to dons when the fabric gets tight is still not comfortable for me but will keep at it. I appreciate your generosity in sharing your talents. Love,love,love your blog.

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    1. What a wonderful thing to say! Thank you. :) And I am very glad that you like my website - just don't forget that you can always ask me questions if you have them! I'm always happy to help. :)

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    2. Are you using 16 inch circular? Should not be tight

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    3. I think the original commenter was referring to dpns for the decrease! :)

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  7. I love your site and your patterns are super! Thank you

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    1. Thank you! I love to hear that people are enjoying my work. :)

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  8. Gretchen, First, Merry Christmas Eve ;) Second, Thank you so much for sharing your talents!! My fingers are itching to start your Iris Bloom Bonnet for my college student. :D Your creations are AWESOME! So thank you again for sharing. Theresa

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    1. Hi Theresa!

      First, Merry Christmas! :) And second, you are very welcome! I hope you enjoy the pattern, and please, let me know if you have any questions!!!

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  9. Could you please do some more headbands? My best friend and I love them because you can wear them with a ponytail and that is really nice when you are out in the cold working with horse (she is taking horse cart driving lessons and I'm about to start taking them myself, lol, she got me hooked). I made her a headband for Christmas and she loves it so much that she has asked me to make more for her so I need more patterns now :-)

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    1. Hi Alice!

      Thanks for the suggestion - headbands are fun to knit, and I often forget about them. :) I'll add more to the list!

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  10. Hi Gretchen, I'm looking for pony tail hats for my granddaughters to wear. That would be a great addition to your catalog of patterns. You do such beautiful work.

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    1. Hi there!

      Thanks for the suggestion! I've seen those hats cropping up and figure they'll make it to my page sooner rather than later (although I have to complete a few working projects first!). :)

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  11. I want to make everything you have designed! But I think I'll start with one of the legwarmers for my dancing niece. Then I'll make a hat for myself! Your designs are enchanting.

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    1. I'm glad to hear you like my work!!! And please, let me know if you have any questions!!! :)

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  12. I am new to knitting hats, and am looking to make hats for kids with big heads. I love that your patterns have different sizes, but do you have an approximate circumference to go with those sizes?

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    1. Hi there!

      Yeah, I play it a bit fast and loose with sizes, in part because knitted things are stretchy, and also because gauge is rarely perfect! My kids all have big heads (90%+ on the growth charts), and I usually just size them up by one. If you're dealing with even bigger headed kids, or you have questions about a particular pattern, let me know. I'm always happy to help. :)

      Oh, and in general - unless the pattern has cables, you can always use gauge and stitch count to calculate approximate circumference.

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  13. Thank you for sharing you beautiful hat patterns! I just found you. Great designs.

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if you ever have any questions. :)

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