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kcholm
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 10/02/2006 :  07:58:44 AM  Show Profile Send kcholm a Private Message
I'm looking for help in creating a hat that looks like an acorn cap. Fiber Trends has a pattern but I don't think it looks much like an acorn. I'm thinking something along the lines of a band knit in a loden green and the cap part knit in a light brown, perhaps in seed stitch? I think if I did double increases every 4th row instead of single decreases every other row that would help keep the seed stitch in pattern. I could also make a few of Nicky Epstein's oak leaves to fasten onto the stem.
Perhaps a beret? Or a toque--which I think means a slightly longer band before it blouses out to the cap part? But I'm not sure how much to increase in that part.
Any help/suggestions are extremely welcome. I knit a felted beret in those colors and it looks cute but not really like an acorn--plus it weighs about 10 pounds!
TIA
Kirsten

knitloon
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524 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2006 :  08:18:46 AM  Show Profile Send knitloon a Private Message
How about using Ann Norling's fruit hat pattern, starting in golden brown, and then where the leaves/stem part begin, don't make the points--just keep going round with a beige textured yarn and right up the stem?

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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
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Posted - 10/02/2006 :  1:27:31 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I'm talking off the top of my head here, I've never tried to knit this but.....I would start at the top with about an inch of i-cord, and then knit a small circle in seed stitch making double increases every 4 rows. That would keep the seed stitch intact. 6 increases per round would make the hat slightly curved on top. 8 would make it flatter. When the circle is about an inch larger than the head size,(about 8-9 inches in diameter) make dramatic decreases to bring it down to size and then knit the rest of the hat straight down ending with about an inch of ribbing. If you want to try it and need the help, I can write out a pattern for you.

fran

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WendyB
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Posted - 10/02/2006 :  2:05:54 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
Here's a Men's acorn cap (fulled) pattern. Fashionable in the 1460s.
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