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felted hat question [Oct. 3rd, 2008|03:11 pm]
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knitting_mentor

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I would like to make my friends daughter a felted princess hat for her 3rd birthday. This is the pattern I found:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4871269,00.html

Luckly, I have an ungodly amount of yarn to choose from. I have peace fleece, 3ply purewool and patton's classic merino. I've never felted anything before. Any suggestion on which yarn would felt up the best?

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-10-03 10:18 pm (UTC)
peace fleece is very sturdy and is harder to felt (but not impossible).

the patons and the purewool both felt really easily.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-10-03 10:54 pm (UTC)
thank you so much. now I just have to choose!
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[User Picture]From: erinmdmd
2008-10-03 10:25 pm (UTC)
peace fleece would not be my choice! Its challenging to felt!
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-10-03 10:54 pm (UTC)
that's what I thought. I remember reading that some people machine wash their pf longies, so I could only imagine how hard it would be to felt!

thank you. :)
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[User Picture]From: dontcryforme
2008-10-03 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'd do the Paton's...mostly because it's cheaper. LOL
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-10-04 12:35 am (UTC)
I got my purewool through a coop, so I think it worked out to being about the same price. but you are right. I rather save the purewool for some girly longies. it's softer!
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[User Picture]From: dontcryforme
2008-10-04 02:33 am (UTC)
Yeah...I meant more like Paton's is cheaper just by value. :)
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-10-04 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh, man. My daughter would love that hat to bits.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-10-04 02:21 am (UTC)
isn't it cute?! My daughter is totally freaked out by stuff like that. If I can make it for her, I need to make it for someone!
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-10-04 02:26 am (UTC)
Haha, here is a typical outfit for my daughter:
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I bought her a new dress the other day and she asked me where the matching shoes were! I couldn't believe it. Haha.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-10-04 02:48 pm (UTC)
so cute!!!!
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