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the police box hat

Hey kiddies. So I've been working on this off and on for over a year, and it was only the oncoming of tardis_day  that got me to finish this project. Also I had this image in my mind of families wearing these funny hats and settling down on the sofa together to watch Doctor Who.  

Click here to go to the pdf pattern for this hat.  It's a tam pattern written in a couple of sizes. There's a chart for the words that can be duplicate stitched, satin stitched, or cross stitched. The pictures below are cross stitched. A crochet version will be coming along too. I hope it cheers you and let me know if you make one. I dare you to wear it in public. 

Thanks to: tigereye, contrarier, russiamoore, microrevolt.org

Took these pictures in a rush -- maybe get some better ones up sometime. 

police-public call-


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or donate to Children in Need at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/. Cheers.


( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 25th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I love your hat ... though I've never watched a single Dr. Who (I know.. I know.. don't hate me!) .... but I think this would be adorable in any colour!
Oct. 25th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Thanks heliina. You mean a color such as... I don't know... pink? With little bows on the points? XD
Oct. 25th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ohhh yes! lol or pink and white stripes on the band there! ;-)
Oct. 25th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
lolol! That's hilarious!!
Oct. 25th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hee, hee that's what I was going for. I once bought a poofy velvet beret at a faire, and when I looked in the mirror with it on, laffed myself silly. When I put this on I have a goosey grin on my face. In fact, I think this sort of thing works best in pairs. One for you and one for a friend to wear so you can "admire" each other. ;0)
Oct. 25th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
OH MAN. OH MAN. I have blue yarn. When I finish the project I'm working on right now... I might have to learn how to make this there hat.
Oct. 25th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ah'd be right honored if yeh would.
Oct. 26th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
I'm giddy.
If you need any help with the pattern for the crochet version let me know.

Might learn how to knit just to try this out though....
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Hey there the_goddess, thanks for the offer. You can take a preview peep at the crochet version here and here.
Oct. 26th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
I LOVE it! You've done a beautiful job! And it's such a fun idea, too! :o) How nice that you're providing a pattern!!
Oct. 29th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you tkc! ^-^
Oct. 26th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oct. 29th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you fyrdrakken! Would you wear it? :D
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Not much of a hat person, I'm afraid -- or at least, not a knitted hat (I've got a brown fedora I wear a lot). I've made exactly one for myself in the past, wore it maybe once or twice, and then gave it to my mother.
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks, dustyfro! :)
Feb. 1st, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
police box hat
Mine is coming out very cute but not at all like yours. Its also very small when it should be a medium. I will finish it and then see about making one to fit me. Photos soon.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
Re: police box hat
Dear me, I'm sorry that your hat came out too small. Is it the ribbed band that is too small? Perhaps try casting on more loosely and knitting with larger needles would help?
Feb. 2nd, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: police box hat
No worries. It fits my youngest daughter just fine. I am going to use bigger needles this time and I might skip the ribbing. I like the rolled edge hats. I may put the white back in with x stitch. I do want to thank you though for the tip on holding the different yarns in different hands. This was the first time I have had success knitting with 2 colors and not having to drop one and pick up the other. It worked great and now I can't wait to do more.

Apr. 7th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
what ply yarn did you use? I'm finding it difficult to choose between 8ply and 12ply. thanks
Apr. 11th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Re: ply
I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.Here's a link to the yarn page: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi and here is the link to the weight class info: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi?yarnByClass=1&weightCategory=4

The class info says that the UK/Australia approximate equivalent is 10 ply, Aran weight. When I tried to count the actual plies in the strand, I counted 4 of them.
Jan. 11th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
This is so great! You *must* post this to crafty_tardis!
Or maybe you did -- I just realised that your post is from 2009... ^^

Edited at 2013-01-11 09:48 pm (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2016 06:07 am (UTC)
No Pattern
I realize that this is an older post, I was REALLY wish the download link worked... Any idea where it is or how I could get it?
Jul. 10th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: No Pattern
Hi Laura, please try the link again. I tried it just now and it works. https://snuffykin.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/the-hat/knitpbhat/ then when you get to the page, click on the linkpbhat to download the pdf.


Edited at 2016-07-10 02:16 am (UTC)
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