The Greatest Hat I've Ever Made

I made this for My father and my girlfriend's father

Created by: Eric

  • Project Details

    About

    It was late December and Christmas was fast approaching. My father was preparing for a ski trip to Everest, and my girlfriend's father a hunting trip to Sarah Palin's backyard (Russia).

    I knew I'd better crochet them each something warm and something quick. I found a pattern called The Man Hat by Kate Eastwood, and thought "That's perfect. A hat for men!"

    I gave one hat to my father through the car window as he was on his way to the airport, so there is no photo of him wearing it yet, although he sent a text from his satellite phone saying: "Arrived in Nepal. Hat stolen by monkey... Please send another." So I made one more, sent it to the hill station near the base of Everest, and soon received this text: "Received hat. Skied from the summit, hat saved me from frostbite."

    While hunting, my girlfriend's father was charged by a Siberian brown bear in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The bear stopped just inches from his face, sniffed the hat, licked it, smiled, turned, and walked away.

    Pattern

    The Man Hat

    This pattern can be found here:
    blog.lovecrochet.com

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 8.00mm (US 11)

    Tags

    • Headwear
    • Men
    • Women

    Craft

    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Finished on: Dec 20, 2016
  • Comments

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    10 Comments

    • Eva Hubs

      London

      Gosh I just love how some hats can save lives!
      Pretty magical :D
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    • Maggie S

      Sydney

      Your story made me smile over my morning coffee. Great hat.
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    • Denise Voie de Vie

      Well, that's quite a yarny story you've told ... but it's veracity? Hmmmmm. :) Also, that hat you've listed doesn't seem to be Kate Eastwood's The Man Hat, although if you've made mods, do please share.

      The literature major in me loves the tall tale. :)
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      • Eric

        Hi Denise, the hat in the photo is the same pattern as Kate Eastwoods, only I made it with the ribs going the other way. In the image the bottom isn't folded up. Thanks for looking!
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      • Denise Voie de Vie

        @Eric: Thanks for providing the mods! So where was the photo taken?
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      • Eric

        @Denise Voie de Vie: These photos were taken in New Jersey.
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      • Denise Voie de Vie

        @Eric: Well, that I can certainly believe. Everest would have been quite the stretch. :) I still think you're just trying to create content, but hey, tall unbelievable tales seem to be in vogue. :)
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    • Vermont Nana

      Essex Junction

      I love the projects, and the stories that go with them. You are inspiring!
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      • Eric

        Thank you Wendy!! I can't wait to make more!
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