LEGO Movie Emmet Hat

It’s been a year and the Lego movie is still an obsession in this house. Not that I can remember the last time we actually watched the movie itself, but the characters and “stuff” are still in very high demand. Like this hat:

It’s “Emmet,” the movie’s hero.

Ran into a small bit of trouble with the planning. See, I started with a bottom-up swatch to get the technique for the hat brim, but then I tried to knit the hat top-down. That led to the brim almost pointing straight up. So I had to turn it back around. It was the first time in a long time that I had knit a hat from bottom to top. I usually go top-down so I can make it fit more easily.

The facial features are felt, sewn on with six stranded embroidery floss. I chose to leave off the hair so it can stretch properly and fit for a while. The eager recipient has a big head and a lot of hair.

P.S. – My mom wrote a pretty great flu survival guide for those who live alone. You should probably read that before you get hit with the flu this season.

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