It looks complicated, but it's really easy to make. I knitted a ribbed* rectangle (the purple stuff), cast off, and knitted a seperate mini-hat using the same pattern for a full beanie hat, just shortened (the white stuff). You can find many patterns for this on the internet, but I used one from a book that used just straight (regular) needles. Then I sewed the two together using my genius finger method as demonstrated in the sweater rescue tutorial. Using a swell pom-pom maker, I created the cherry on top. Then using the finger method I sewed rainbow sprinkles to the 'frosting'!
This hat was a cheerful addition to yesterday's rainy afternoon (although I did get a menacing glare from a random fashionista on the street.....)
now here are some pics (taken a la photobooth, I was lazy)
|Then of course I played around with the settings to make the cupcake glow with holy gloryness (is that a word? Now it is.)|
|I thought the picture above looked a little like I had angel wings, so I went all the way and made myself an angel/chicken hybrid|
if you by any chance knit this hat, please send me a picture. We can be cupcake twins of awesomeness!
*for those of you just beginning to knit, ribbing can be created with the pattern knit/purl/knit/knit/purl/knit....