Anyone know how to track down "Ryan's Hat" pattern?

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Stymied wrote
on Sep 29, 2010 3:34 AM

I came across details of  this ear-flap hat pattern, by Pam Allen, in a knitting blog which linked to pattern details on Ravelry.

 It's an Interweave free pattern and according to the details on Ravelry, is part of the Cover Your Ears set.  But I can't find it, no matter what search terms I use.  I've searched by tags as well.  

If I try googling for it, I get mentions of it on blogs, but they all lead back to the default search page on Knitting Daily.

A site called docstore seems to suggest it has it but it turns out to be a media object, which  doesn't load so I got out of that page as quickly as I could.  

It's a gorgeous pattern.  Can anyone give me some tips on how to track it down.

I'd be grateful for any help in accessing this pattern.  Thank you.

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Woodsy wrote
on Oct 6, 2010 10:20 PM

Hi,

You have to sign in/or sign up for an account with Knitting Daily. Then you have to download "8 Free Knitting patterns for Kids", then there is an earflap hat pattern in that pdf file! That's as close as I have come so far. 

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Stymied wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 7:23 AM

Thank you Woodsy.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness  in helping me attempt to track down the Cover Your Ears set.  Smile

I'm going to keep looking for "Ryan's Hat", but if I run out of time before Christmas, I'll try to adapt one of the patterns in Knitting for Kids.

Kind regards

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AnnL wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 1:19 PM

If you look at her website, the "Turn A Square Hat " is Ryan's hat.

 

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Woodsy wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 4:02 PM

Well, Stymied, now I'm stymied, too!

That multi colored, ear flap, child's hat pattern still eludes us!!!

It doesn't look like the "Ryan's Hat", but maybe I'm missing something.

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Woodsy wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 4:15 PM

 This is the "Ear flap Hats" hat pattern that is in the "8 Free knitting patterns for Kids" download.

This is Ryan's Hat.

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Zoe wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 5:13 PM

Hi,

Ryan's hat by Pam Allen is in the Winter 2005 edition of Interweave Knits magazine.  I don't know if it is for sale or not.  Perhaps your local library has a copy of the magazine.

Zoe Smile

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Woodsy wrote
on Oct 7, 2010 10:41 PM

It came up as a free pattern on Ravelry, so I thought I could find it on the website, not the magazine. Oh, well! We tried. Library is a good idea.

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Stymied wrote
on Oct 8, 2010 12:32 AM

While I've been sleeping, there have been several replies so thank you everyone for taking time to do this.

Thank you AnnL.  This sounds a promising lead, and I've been following it,  but I can't find her website!  I've also googled "turn a square" with her name.  I did find a website for a Pamela Allen and had a tingly eureka moment, but it's somebody else who's skilled at fabric art, collages, quilts..

Re back numbers of Interweave Knits...I'm in the UK, and have already tried local specialist yarn retailers, but the only issues of Interweave Knits I can locate are quite recent.  I know they do CDs of back numbers, but to get anything sent over from the US is expensive, and pricey, particularly if it's just for one pattern.

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Stymied wrote
on Oct 8, 2010 10:06 AM

I've just read the email notification that there's a reply from Woodsy to this thread, giving a link to the entire hat pattern set as a Google document.  For some reason this isn't showing up on the thread, but maybe it will appear soon. 

Of course I could copy and paste the link in Woodsy's reply from the email that the forum sent me.

Wow, Woodsy!  How did you manage this?  I think I'm not bad at finding stuff, but I'd given up on this search.  I do appreciate your kindness in following the chase right to the end.

A Big Thank You for tracking it down.  I  am in awe.

It's coming out of the printer as I type!

Have a good weekend.

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Woodsy wrote
on Oct 8, 2010 10:15 AM

Great! Happy Knitting!!! Hopefully Interweave will take pity on all who love this hat on Ravelry!

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ohellsbellso wrote
on Oct 29, 2010 3:17 AM

Ooh! Yes please do post the link!!!!!

I've been searching for ages too :(

Helen

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Julknits wrote
on Nov 30, 2010 12:25 PM

I have been trying to locate this pattern as well.  Would you please send me a copy?

 

Kind regards and happy holidays,

Julia 

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Zoe wrote
on Nov 30, 2010 2:11 PM

Stymied:

 It's an Interweave free pattern and according to the details on Ravelry, is part of the Cover Your Ears set.  But I can't find it, no matter what search terms I use.  I've searched by tags as well.  

Hi Stymied and anyone else looking for the Ryan's Hat,

Once the copyright that someone has purchased to supply any pattern runs out, it is no longer a freebie and must be paid for.  Since this hat pattern is quite a few years old, likely the "free" pattern that Interweave was able to provide, is not a free pattern anymore.  The person who came up with the pattern (Pam Allen) and wrote out the instructions for it, now is to be paid for her work.  This has nothing to do with Interweave Knits taking pity on anyone.  They too must follow the laws and cannot do what is not legal for them to do.

To ask other knitters to send free copies is a violation of Pam Allen's inventions.  It is illegal to do so.  If you want the pattern, I did post as to where you would be able to get it.  Interweave Knits does sell back copies in digital form of their magazines.  You must pay for it.

Happy knitting, Zoe Smile

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jshipton wrote
on Nov 30, 2010 3:54 PM

Here is a link I found to a PDF file containing the pattern.  It is not on interweave so I am not sure if it is suppose to be free any more or if this is a violation to copyrights.  Get it while you can!  http://yeeun.pe.kr/files/knit_Cover_Ears_hat.pdf

Happy hat knitting.

 

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