Sunday, October 10, 2010

Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder

I started a new fiber craft and I LOVE it!!! Needle felting! My first project is a hat for a Halloween Hat competition at a local yarn shop. I decided to make a hat that looks like a Beholder (a crazy scary multi-eyed creature) and when I was unhappy with the crocheted eyeballs I was originally planning on using, I turned to needles! It is so much fun. I can't wait to try my hand at more projects soon.


Here she is! With wires inside each "tentacle" you can make them look wherever you like!


I debated on putting teeth around the brim of the hat. I am still on the fence about it but have decided not to at this point in time. Here is a swatch with a tooth felted onto it just to see what it would look like. I think it could work, maybe I will add them later!

37 comments:

  1. Is.there a pattern some where? This is amazing!

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  2. OMG! Is this hat available? I would love to purchase one. Please let me know at broncosix.himebaugh at gmail.com please.

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  3. Yeah, I would totally commission one of these! SDShannonS [at] g mail dt com.

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  4. Yeah, I would be totally interested in the pattern, though just comissioning you for a hat would be great as well. katuluuatgmaildotcom

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  5. It's Incredible! I'm petrified...from its beautifulness !

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  6. That's amazing! I'd love to have one of those

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  7. teeth would look better attached to the inside of the brim if you decided to do it =)
    bloody wonderful hat!

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    1. The Teeth would make it look like it was eating your head. Some red yarn hanging down or red tipped teeth? Oh the possibilities.

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  8. Wow! This is so amazing!!! Love it... ;))))

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  9. Wow, this is a totally amazing hat! I've never needlefelted, but I might have to give it a go... Seconding the request for pattern, if you have one. I'm getting the feeling that there wasn't so much pattern as there was just crochet hook and go, so I totally understand if there isn't one. It's still awesome. :)

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  10. I would back this on Kickstarter in a second.

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  11. My husband saw this and is demanding that I make him one. Any chance the pattern might be available on Ravelry.com some time in the future?

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  12. Please, please tell me where to purchase the pattern! I have to make this!

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  13. *gasp* Can I buy a beholder toque too? Please?

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  14. Please sell these..fabulous design...kickstarter, Etsy, Go go go!!!

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  15. I would love this pattern too if you can provide! happy to pay for the pattern. Christie

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  16. Sorry, can't figure out if my post went through. Thank you all! I made this up as I went along! Takes me a very long time to make so not able to sell (and no time to make more). Sorry I didn't get notified of your comments sooner! Darn blogspot;)

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  17. My hat made it into an article!
    http://www.boredpanda.com/knit-crochet-winter-hats/

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  18. hmm.. my comment didn't go through..lol
    trying again.. Yes Jen. That boredpanda is where I saw your hat! Can you direct us to where you found how to do the eyeballs? That's so cool!

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  19. I found this video on needle felting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU6tihDWHhQ

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  20. Hi miss Jen, your hat is really so cool, how can I buy one ? Tell me your price ! Thank you for your answer !

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  21. This is now making it's rounds on facebook (or again, maybe) and I'm so happy to have found the link to the artist! Amazing job!

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  22. How do I order a pattern? My sister needs one to wear in her classroom. She teaches language arts.

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  23. i would love this pattern has anyone found it...debrachonos@gmail.com

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  24. i would love this pattern has anyone found it...debrachonos@gmail.com

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  25. i would love this pattern has anyone found it...debrachonos@gmail.com

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    1. Sorry! I didn't use a pattern. Glad you like it!

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  26. I love this hat so much if you ever decide to write your pattern for all of us and sure you could sell it. But again if you put it together as a pattern to pass on please let me know

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  27. Hi Jen, my name is Margery Moberly. I dont have an account to link this to so had to go Anonymous. People are pretty serious about the pattern business. I would gladly pay $10 for this pattern, if you can make one? Mostly the eye stalks and placement so its balanced, as they look a bit difficult. I would not share it but direct people to you to buy it. In the last 5 hours at least 10 people on my Facebook have asked me to make them one. You could make a good amount of money for a pattern.
    You are crazy talented!!! I have seen a few other Beholder hats but yours is seriously the best!
    Best wishes and would love to hear from you. my email is moberlym@yahoo.com.

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  28. Hello Jen. How did you wire the eyestalks without the ends of the wire poking you in the head? Also wondering how you attach them to the hat and get them to stand straight up. My husband loves this so much. He found your blog and is begging me to make him one. You are extremely talented. I've never seen a Beholder better than yours!! Thank you in advance for any tips you can share.
    Renee

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    1. Sorry I don't have a Google account but my email address is reneelfritz@yahoo.com. Thanks again. I can't stop looking at your hat!

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  29. Hi Jen,

    I work for a McInerney Marketing Group and one of my clients is interested in purchasing the image of your hat for a campaign. I would love to get in contact and chat about this further. If you could get in touch with me as soon as possible that would be great. jess@marketinggroup.com.au

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  30. Jen, I can't do what you do but I would love to have you make me one of these lovely hats for my son. Its his birthday next month and I would be one heck of a mom if I could get this. Thank you

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