Last month I was over knitting with my glamorous friend Thor who invited me to watch Annie M. on Knitty Gritty showing her technique for dreadlocks. I immediately made him rewind it so I could view it again. Oh My Gosh I was obsessed! Let us just say I HAD TO make these dreads! I was already working on a hat that was to be felted so I changed its course to becoming more of a curly aubergine. Here are a couple pics of the fruit of my obsession... P.S. A special thank you to both Thor for enabling my creativity and his phenomenal husband Andrew for modeling with sublime aplomb!

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Old John's picture

My Gawd,
That's wonderful. Shades of Medusa, and much more exciting than yet another felted hat.


Tallguy's picture

What a fun hat!! Are you going to felt it as well? We'd like to see it when you do that.

twistknit's picture

Wow! How fun!

rc_in_sd's picture

I'm a shameless Knitty Gritty fan and I love that episode. I have it saved on the DVR and I've been dying to try the dreadlock hat. It's great to see it come out so well - way to go!!

albert's picture

Looks like the attack of the killer eggplants.

chipsir's picture

Very creative, you must have had a ball doing that!!!!

rjcb3's picture

That is so severely not right; I love it so much!!!


purlyman's picture

How much fun is that!? I didn't even know there was a show called Knitty Gritty. It must be available on DirecTV no? I'll have to check.


Thor's picture

It's on the cable DIY Network. You can search the shows and see video clips at DIYNetwork.com

Jaxom's picture

That hat is just the bee's knees. Well done.