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Aug 17, 2016 19:48:42   #
didevine
 
Hello dear KPers,
Has anyone knitted one of these cute hats? If so, can you please tell me how you keep the character on top from flopping over? I just finished the elf topper--it's sooo cute but it's top heavy and flops over. Any suggestions are most welcome. I also emailed DMC and have not heard back...

Thank you,
Dianne

PS You can find a picture here of a few others:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/top-this-hat
 
Aug 17, 2016 19:56:29   #
fshinbaum
 
I've made several of these and haven't experienced that problem. Be sure you use the foam disk that comes with the kit. Put it on the inside of the hat at the top below where the animal head sits on top. Then, using a yarn needle, thread the ribbons attached to the bottom of the head through the hat and through the holes in the foam disk. Tie the ribbons tightly (in a bow so that you can untie them to wash the hat).
Aug 17, 2016 19:57:43   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
you can look thru the Ravelry projects that have notes and they may have some suggestions
There's also been discussion of these on KP.... put "DMC Top This Hat" in the search (top of page) and you'll see topics on this pattern
Aug 17, 2016 20:00:09   #
jvallas
 
I started looking through the gallery to see if anyone mentioned the secret method, but the only thing I saw was mention of a missing button for inside, and that she had substituted foam. Maybe you put a button inside and sew it to the base of the animal to snug it up? Anyway, possibly if you look at enough of these projects, one will tell you the magical formula. Or maybe send a PM to one or more of them.
Aug 17, 2016 20:32:25   #
K2P2 knitter
 
I have knitted several of these hats without any problems. I always use the foam disk inside the hat.
Aug 17, 2016 22:42:11   #
didevine
 
I looked through most of the Ravelry projects.

I'm thinking the elf is flopping over because of the size and top weight of the elf?? It may need two disks one for inside the hat and one for outside...or maybe add a button for the inside?
 
Aug 18, 2016 11:03:04   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
LOL I make something similar. I buy used beanie baby's animals , cut the heads off carefully and sew FIRMLY to the top of the knit hat.
It isn't a pompom so you need to do SECURE sewing to the hat, not just a simple center stitch. I also used a scrap of fleece on the inside of the hat. This helps to have a firm foundation to secure the head to.
Aug 18, 2016 15:45:16   #
paires
 
I did the snowman one. I used sewing thread and tried to fasten it down more, but it is still floppy. Just too heavy, I guess. One of my dolls is wearing it, so it's not a problem at this time.
Aug 18, 2016 16:54:55   #
salmonmac
 
fshinbaum wrote:
I've made several of these and haven't experienced that problem. Be sure you use the foam disk that comes with the kit. Put it on the inside of the hat at the top below where the animal head sits on top. Then, using a yarn needle, thread the ribbons attached to the bottom of the head through the hat and through the holes in the foam disk. Tie the ribbons tightly (in a bow so that you can untie them to wash the hat).


I've made the puppy a couple of times and haven't encountered this problem. My advice is the same a fshinbaum.
Aug 18, 2016 18:47:48   #
knittingrocks
 
You have to put that foam disk under your hat for support. It is white with a small hole in the center.
Aug 21, 2016 23:10:38   #
Jedmo
 
I have knitted a few of these and did not have any problems.
 
Aug 21, 2016 23:28:40   #
didevine
 
I'm wondering if it's only the elf that is top heavy. Has anyone knitted the elf?
 
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