Sunday, October 26, 2008

hats for a sack

sackboy earflap hat


I've been having some fun knitting hats for my Sackboy. Since he's small, his hats are tiny and that means quick, instantly gratifying knits.

I've already posted the snow hat with pom pom, but the striped beanie and the earflap ones I knit this past week. The black and grey striped beanie I made so that it resembles a unisex beanie I bought several years ago (before I learned to knit). The orange earflap one just *needed* to be done. Sackie's cuteness just demands an earflap hat! I added in the bit of colorwork to break up all that orangeness.

All the hats were pretty much improvised. I looked at some patterns to get the technique for the earflap one (I've never done earflaps or had to pick up stiches before), but otherwise it was just estimating cast-on and how many rows to knit to get the right scale for Sackie.

I'll be putting the needles down for a while (except for olives!). As long as there aren't any more surprise delays, Little Big Planet should be arriving this week and I intend to get playing next weekend. After that, Mirror's Edge is soon approaching. No, I won't be knitting Faith!

sackboy beanie hat


More pictures at Flickr

21 comments:

Denise said...

He's just too cute for words. :-)

Em-En said...

Thanks Denise :)

He's got that whole wobbly, baby cuteness thing going on.

Bettie said...

Hello! We love your knitted sackboy and we'd like to write about it within the online magazine Bettie. May we use a photo of him from your blog to accompany the piece? Email us at editors@bettiemag.com and let us know. Thank you.

Best,
The Bettie Editors

Debbie1085 said...

How about sharing the pompom hat pattern with us? Can we have this cute pompom hat pattern? Sackboy is a darling!

Em-En said...

Hi debbie1085.

I'm glad you like Sackie. I probably won't be writing out the patterns for the hats any time soon (I'm pretty busy right now). But I do encourage you to try making up your own, or to modify an existing one. Since it's a small project, it's great for experimenting with. :)

woolies said...

Adorable!!!

simply_hibiscus said...

darling would you be so kind as to email me i can't find a link to email you and i have to ask you a question about little sack boy
we just got our own version of the game and i'm in love!!! and i have a little idea just for me myself and i
but please email me
simply_hibiscus@yahoo.com

kassy said...

That little guy is soooo adorable I went and bought the video game based on your posts alone. :) Now I just need to learn how to knit so I can figure out how to make my own.

Haley said...

sackboy in the orange hat is one of the cutest things i've seen in a LONG time. so cute!

Em-En said...

Thanks Woolies,

He's taken on a personality all his own. :)

Em-En said...

Thank you Kassy. :)

If you can sew you can make one too. Their are Sackpeople in the game that are made out of denim and cotton and burlap. All sorts of fabric in lots of colors and patterns!

Em-En said...

Hi Haley.

Thanks! I can't decide which hat looks best on him. It's kind of a tie between the red one and orange one. :)

wavecloud said...

He is very cute! You have a great blog, too!

Em-En said...

Thanks wavecloud!

I fade in and out with blogging (been doing it in some form or another since 1995). Hopefully I'll be able to stick with it this time. ;)

tintocktap said...

Love sackboy and his hats! The knitting needles are definately coming out when I get home ..... but I might end up fighting my DS for the end result!

Jen said...

Your sackboy is the cutest one I've ever seen. Do you have any sackboys (with cute orange hat) for sale? I don't knit, or I would make him myself.

Kiwi said...

Em-En,
Can you please send me how to make this little sack-boy? Can you please send the instructions if possible to kiwi846@gmail.com

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Jenny said...

Can you send me the pattern / instruction how to make the hats (especially the snow white one, red pom pom and the orange one)? MANY THX!
Here's my sack boy but I want to dress him up for winter =)

smallangel1@hotmail.com

The guy who made this site said...

oh my god, your realy talented, any chance of selling them??

Katie said...

Now that Alan Dart has come out with a free Sack Boy knitted pattern, would you be willing to share your version knowing that plenty of people are interested in making him and someone else has already done it? I would be more than happy to pay for the pattern (including the hats) as I know how much time it takes to write it all out. Your version of Sack Boy is amazing and by far my very favorite. It kills me when I see something handmade like this and want to make it so badly, but can't. Please consider sharing your genius one way or the other and have a wonderful weekend. :)