Calling all knitters!

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees

I seem to have created a small monster.  Remember the Monkees hats I made?  I posted about them and included the pattern and information about the yarn & needles I used, in the hopes that anyone who wanted one could make it for themselves.

Well, lately the hats seem to be grabbing the attention of many non-knitters, and I have been getting requests for commissions.

I don’t want to take on these projects.  I am a slow knitter, and any knitting I do is in the evening during my leisure time.  I knit to relax, and I want the projects I choose to be of interest to me at that moment.  Hats like these can take me a week of evenings, and I’m not willing to part with that time anymore.

That said, an experienced knitter could probably knock one of these hats out in a couple of hours – it’s 11 inches of 1×1 rib in the round, topped off with a pom-pom.  Easy-peasy.

If you are interested in making a Monkees hat or two for a reader who would like one, can you let me know?  I’d like to have the email addresses of a small handful of interested knitters, so that when I get these requests, I can put you in touch with each other.  What you charge for yarn and your services will be completely up to you, and something you can work out with the customer before you begin the project.

I’ve made the pattern free and clear for anyone to use in any capacity, so if you want to start an Etsy shop that sells nothing but Monkees hats, I won’t stop you.  In fact, please give me the URL of the shop so I can pass it along to my readers!

I currently have three people who would like hats.  If you want to make one (or all) of them, let me know and I will tell you how to get in contact with them.

Thanks, knitting friends 🙂

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About Lisa

I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found here at Polka Dot Cottage, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

9 thoughts on “Calling all knitters!

  1. I just saw this post today, and would be willing to make this toque. I made one from my brother last christmas and he tells me he wears in when he hikes on Vancouver Island (he lives there) even now! I also do a variation of it with no pompom and have an etsy shop which has a link on my blog. email for any other info.

  2. I made this hat from your pattern on the yellow knifty knitter, and it look great! (except for the fact that I knit two inches too long, and it looks like a ski mask with a brim) my problem right now is makin the pom pom. I keep trying, but it never comes out right.

What do you think about that?