Thursday, March 01, 2007

calling out for meatheads


Larissa's pattern for the Meathead hat is great. It is easy, comes in two sizes, is done in a bulky yarn and on size 15 needles. This hat will literally take you about 1 1/2 hours to make.

Larissa had a knitalong that I participated in back in November. There were a few rules to follow: embellish your hat in your own way, and place the embellishment by the left ear. She then would pick 18 to put in her book that she is publishing about knitalongs. I made two hats, one of which was chosen for the book. It is green, embellished with an orange felt butterfly, and can be seen here. The other one was not chosen, so I took off the flower embellishment and attached the Hershey Kiss streamer. (so Andrew could wear it) Honestly the sky is the limit here with how it could be embellished. Pom-poms, streamers, tassels, beads, you name it. Make it in any color for project spectrum.

Larissa is asking for our help. She has a friend that suffered a terrible tragedy. She has made this pattern available to us before her book comes out for $4.50 with proceeds going to her friend and her children. I bought the pattern and will also buy a pattern for the first person that leaves me a comment telling me they would like it. It will be e-mailed to you from Larissa.

So, if you can, buy the pattern, make a meathead for you or someone else, and kiss your loved ones!

12 comments:

tiennie said...

Those are very sweet. I'm so sorry for your friend.

Knitting Mama said...

I would LOVE a copy of the pattern to make a hat for Sean!

Knitting Mama said...

Is that your hat with the Hershey tag sticking out? If so - it's awesome! And where did you get the Hershey thing to add to the hat?

a friend to knit with said...

Hi knitting mama........that is my Andrew age 7 in the smallest size...I used interfacing, because it is so light...and stenciled the letters on it..........you got it....i will have larissa mail you the pattern!

So Much Fun said...

Hi there! Congrats on getting your take on the hat published! And good reminder to kiss our loved ones, I am giving my kitty a kiss as I type!

KeanaLee said...

When I ran for homecoming queen 17 years ago we had a "games night" & we had to have matching costumes.

I was Keana's Kisses
we were dressed up as Hershey Kisses
Had I had that hat I bet I would have won!

hege said...

How fun that your pattern ended up in the book :o) Must be every knitters dream! Have a nice weekend!

justine said...

i just stumbled upon your blog through tie one on and i love it!! :)

Dipsy said...

This hat is so awesome! And mind you, reading about Larissas friend made me so very sad - this is definitely a reminder to never leave a loved one without telling them we love them - it could be the last time we're seeing each other...

Melody said...

Hi! linking from one blog to another, here I am for the first time, loving your blog. :) I just wanted to let you know.. the hershey's hat is SO cute!! I'll have to order my pattern ASAP! Take care.~Melody

sunneshine said...

On my way to order the pattern right now! Congrats on getting your hat published - and thanks for helping spread the word about the good cause.

KnitPastis said...

HA! Now this is the best!! That is so cool!