Roly Poly Fish Heads

27 Jul

The Dead Fish Hat is done!

It is my second finish for the week and I’m pleased to be able to announce it with a post on FO Friday! (I get to participate yay!).

I have to admit that this was a really fun knit. I don’t know if it was a combination of short rows then adding in color changes on a whim – THEN changing it up with adding in the fins and forming a tail – it was really a fun knit that didn’t get boring at all. In fact – I had a moment where I wanted to work on it rather than the beast-ghan. I have never enjoyed knitting this much… of course, maybe its because I was finishing up crocheting that beast of a blanket…. maybe I was ready for something different.

The hat was supposed to be for DC as part of his birthday present, which would be August 19th…. he’ll be 13. *sigh* It started out as a possible Christmas present then I remembered his birthday was only a few weeks away – lucky me!

But in the spirit of who I am and how bad I am with keeping presents until the big day, I finished it… and had it on his head after a quick phone call. I figure I did pretty well – a good 20 minute wait. That could be a world record of me having people wait.

He had it on his head immediately, flip flopping the tail around. It was all I could do to get a photo that wasn’t a blur of his face and the flying tail.

So – I think the hat is a big hit.

I’ll be honest, there are some spots that I see that I don’t like. I see where I messed up and I see that my color changes are totally smooth. I’ve never had to weave in tails on a piece I worked in the round. I’ve never done so many color changes before. There are even a few stitches/methods involved that I had never done before (thank you, YouTube) – but in the end, I think his smile is enough to say that he doesn’t see them. – its just me being picky … me noticing my crafting imperfections when in reality, they are undetected by others.

*nom nom nom*

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in My Projects


7 responses to “Roly Poly Fish Heads

  1. Tawnee Isner

    July 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Its a really silly hat. But it looks really awesome. 

  2. Cris

    July 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

     I really thought it was cute and funny too – and he loves it! … its almost 100 degrees outside and he's wearing it LOL

  3. mary (nauget bluff)

    July 28, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Well done..I'm off to find a pattern cuz I have a thing for funny knit hats..and love to wear them..

  4. KimmyS

    July 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Goodness this hat is brilliant – I would wear it in that  heat too. What an awesome present.

  5. Cris

    July 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

     If you go to my Year of Projects 2 post, I have linked the pattern there (well, the one I used) there are different variations of the pattern.

  6. Cris

    July 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm


  7. Renee

    July 30, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Amazing! That hat is practically a work of art :D


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