Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

For the Birds

Is there anyone who hasn't heard or seen those Angry Birds?  Truthfully, I had never even heard of them myself until my grandsons started going on and on about them.  My son has one of those phones that has everything including the Angry Birds game.  (I have a cell phone too that actually lets me make phone calls and occasionally take a picture of my ear!)  The boys are crazy about these birds so I guess it was just a matter of time before they asked for one on a hat.  Mickey likes the blue bird and Marty's favorite is the white one.

Mickey loves his hat and Marty, well. . . Marty hates his!  I don't know what his problem is exactly.  At first I thought maybe it was a little too long.  I wanted him to have a little growing room, but I ripped it back and made it a true beanie hoping this would help.  It didn't.  He just said he didn't like it and tossed it aside.  Oh well, at least I tried and who knows what a four year old wants!

Now my oldest, Jack, likes the Angry Birds, but his favorite bird is actually his new parakeet named "Fred".  I was keeping my fingers crossed that he wouldn't ask for a hat with a parakeet, because I had no idea how I would pull that off.  No such luck.  That's exactly what he wanted!
It actually came out fairly well and Jack just loves it.  I had some variegated sock yarn that was perfect for the wings.  I ended up using duplicate stitch for all the hats.  I really don't like hats with seams and this seemed the easiest way around that. 
Now, before you ask, I'm happy to share my charts for the Angry Birds, but these designs are licensed and so you won't be able to use them for anything except your own personal use.  You can't sell items made using the charts and you can't repost the charts.  The chart for the parakeet is different as that is totally mine and I don't care if you use it to make money, as long as you don't post the actual pattern.  All of these patterns do have some embroidery to add details and these are not included with the chart.  Still, you should be able to figure it out without any problem.

If you look closely, you can see Fred peeking at the camera from his cage!  You also can detect just the slightest grin on Jack.  As I said, he's very happy with his cap! 

Two out of three's not bad!


knitting bean said...

LOVE the hats! I don't care what he says, I like the white bird hat! They are lucky grandkids. And yes, I'm also addicted to that stupid game! :)

Mike said...

You forgot the part where your other son finally showed you how you can play the game on your own PC using Google Chrome... and why it's really called Angry Birds!!

Your evil son mentioned in this comment! =)

Mike said...

and I am unsure why my name shows up as "unknown" instead of NECRAT too...

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