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May 14, 2012 23:48:21   #
SarahRussell
 
jmai5421 wrote:
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will be making it for my granddaughter. She will be spending time with us this summer. I want to make it before she comes, a surprise.
I noticed you were doing the bear KAL. I just have one paw to finish for the need a hug bear. Then the hard part, put it together. It was so much fun to make that I have yarn for a second and third one. I need to do the hat by the end of July even though she won't beable to wear it until winter. I am sure it will be a hit. I will be putting ear flaps like I did with the red angry bird for my grandson. I have a granddaughter that wants the bomber.
Congratulations on the twins when they come.
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will... (show quote)


Thanks for the kudos. It was a much different pattern than the birds. It will look cute with the ear flaps!
 
May 15, 2012 07:49:48   #
makeitsew2750
 
I am making the Angry Bird golf club cover right now. Do you think I could make the other patterns into golf club covers buy using the same pattern but changing the colors and the facial expressions on them? I think it would be cute to have a few sticking out of the bag.
May 15, 2012 09:36:06   #
SarahRussell
 
makeitsew2750 wrote:
I am making the Angry Bird golf club cover right now. Do you think I could make the other patterns into golf club covers buy using the same pattern but changing the colors and the facial expressions on them? I think it would be cute to have a few sticking out of the bag.


I think basically all you'd have to change is the design of the cover/hat. The chart should work especially if you used smaller needles and thinner yarn -- a DK or fingerling yarn instead of a worsted. You might have to "shrink" the pattern a little -- reducing the size of the eyebrows, space between the eyes, etc. But I'd use the same colors as you'd use for the originals. If you change the colors of the different critters, they won't look like the iconic angry birds/pigs. Would love to see your results!!
May 15, 2012 18:49:36   #
Xstitchlaurie
 
jmai5421 wrote:
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will be making it for my granddaughter. She will be spending time with us this summer. I want to make it before she comes, a surprise.
I noticed you were doing the bear KAL. I just have one paw to finish for the need a hug bear. Then the hard part, put it together. It was so much fun to make that I have yarn for a second and third one. I need to do the hat by the end of July even though she won't beable to wear it until winter. I am sure it will be a hit. I will be putting ear flaps like I did with the red angry bird for my grandson. I have a granddaughter that wants the bomber.
Congratulations on the twins when they come.
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will... (show quote)


I would sure love to know how you will put ear flaps on your hat. I haven't quite figured out how to do this. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I like your idea of ear flaps. Thank you.
May 15, 2012 22:35:48   #
jmai5421
 
Xstitchlaurie wrote:
jmai5421 wrote:
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will be making it for my granddaughter. She will be spending time with us this summer. I want to make it before she comes, a surprise.
I noticed you were doing the bear KAL. I just have one paw to finish for the need a hug bear. Then the hard part, put it together. It was so much fun to make that I have yarn for a second and third one. I need to do the hat by the end of July even though she won't beable to wear it until winter. I am sure it will be a hit. I will be putting ear flaps like I did with the red angry bird for my grandson. I have a granddaughter that wants the bomber.
Congratulations on the twins when they come.
Thank you so much for doing the piggy hat. I will... (show quote)


I would sure love to know how you will put ear flaps on your hat. I haven't quite figured out how to do this. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I like your idea of ear flaps. Thank you.
quote=jmai5421 Thank you so much for doing the pi... (show quote)



I usually start with an ear flap on a circular, just a couple of stitches increasing on eash side everyother row to the size I want. I cut the yarn and do another one on the same circular. I then check the stitches on the hat and divide them approximately 2/3 or the stitches for the front, cast on that many stitches, pick up the first ear flap that I had made and then cast on the last 1/3 of the stitches and join with the second ear flap in the round. Then I just follow the pattern. That is what I did for Angry Bird. My pig will be different because my granddaughter just wants a pig so hers will be pink. For the strings I just cut some lengths of yarn, draw them throuogh with a crochet hook and braid them and tie a knot at the bottom.
I hope this makes sense. I just do it from the top of my head.
May 18, 2012 09:33:10   #
smj6112
 
Sarah, Thanks so much for these patterns, I have made the red one so far, This pattern is a little big for my grandkids, would you suggest just using smaller needles or a smaller cast on. Thanks
 
May 22, 2012 19:46:42   #
SarahRussell
 
smj6112 wrote:
Sarah, Thanks so much for these patterns, I have made the red one so far, This pattern is a little big for my grandkids, would you suggest just using smaller needles or a smaller cast on. Thanks


You can go down a size or 2 on the needles, try a sport or DK weight yarn and go down 3 sizes in needles, or carve off about 10-12 stitches (5-6 on each side) or a combination of all of these. I'd do a swatch, figure out how many stitches = 4 inches, measure the grandkids' heads, and go from there.
May 22, 2012 19:48:58   #
smj6112
 
Thank you so much. Love the hats
Oct 26, 2012 20:21:29   #
missmoppet
 
I just wanted to say thankyou for sharing all these wonderful angry bird hat patterns for free. As they will make excellent christmas gifts for all my little nephews this year..
Oct 26, 2012 23:01:36   #
SarahRussell
 
missmoppet wrote:
I just wanted to say thankyou for sharing all these wonderful angry bird hat patterns for free. As they will make excellent christmas gifts for all my little nephews this year..


My pleasure! Thanks. Let us see pictures! Sarah
Oct 30, 2012 09:59:09   #
sweetsheepyarn
 
Thank you!
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