Sunday, 7 August 2011

Despicable Me "Minions" Hat (Almost!) - Miners Lamp Hat

My adventures into knitting the Despicable Me hat for my son's has been very long.  The first hat was way to big to fit the one eye in between the ends of the eye strap, so I went with a smaller size and a rolled brim.  To my surprise and that of my 10 year old I came up with a totally different idea.  The pictures below are of the 2 miners hats that I came up with as a great mistake.  Don't worry I am still working on the Despicable Me hats and there won't be alot of differences to the way they are knit from these hats (except no rolled brim).  The hats have been knitted in different colours with a large 3D Miners lamp on the front. The pattern for the miners hat will follow in a later posting along with the adaptations for the Despicable Me Minion hats.

This is Callison (10) wearing his miners hat.  The rolled brim makes the brim of the hat stick out just like that of a miner.  The hat and the miners lamp were knit entirely on the Ultimate Sweater Machine.  The only finishing was whip stitching the lamp to the hat and using ladder stitch on the back seam.

The red miners hat was knit by Callison on the Ultimate Sweater Machines and was knit up in less than 2 hours.  It is an easy pattern and anyone will be able to knit it up either on any bulky knitting machine or by hand.

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