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Offline lastobjective

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My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Topic Start: October 04, 2012, 01:28:52 PM »
When I'm not being a Nats fan or full-time student, I'm an avid knitter. And about 2 weeks ago I thought I should combine my knitting love and Natitude, and I decided to make a 2012 Nationals team hat that I thought I'd show off.

Please excuse the poor quality of the photographs, the only camera I have is my cell-phone camera.


I don't have a picture of any human wearing it yet, so a broom will have to substitute  :lol:


The top of the hat.

More pictures, with a better view of the names:
http://i.imgur.com/DECCS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Xm93o.jpg

As you can see, I put a lot of the team member's names on the hat. The names included were (in order of appearance, from bottom to top):
Row 1: Moore, Morse, Storen, LaRoche, Werth, Flores
Row 2: Zimmermann, Espinosa, Jackson, Strasburg
Row 3: Gorzelanny, Johnson, Tracy, Harper
Row 4: Detwiler, Mattheus, Stammen, DeRosa
Row 5: Suzuki, G. Gonzalez, Lannan, Desmond
Row 6: Clippard, M. Gonzalez, Bernadina, Bob & FP
Row 7: Lombardozzi, Zimmerman, Charlie & Dave

32 names total.

Feel free to play Where's Waldo at games and try to find me at games! I haven't gotten a chance to wear it to a game yet (it was way to hot yesterday) but I'm hoping the playoffs will be cooler. However I have gotten a lot of positive comments on the Metro while working on this baby, which encouraged me to show it off here.

Also, if any of you are knitters I'll be happy to write up the pattern for you. I still have the design charts.

Offline mitlen

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #1: October 04, 2012, 01:30:07 PM »
You thinking about selling them?   

Offline wpa2629

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #2: October 04, 2012, 01:30:13 PM »
That is awesome

Well done :clap:




You should send it to Steinberg at the WaPo Bog


@dcsportsbog


You can also email him at the post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/dan-steinberg/2011/02/09/ABq4PTF_page.html

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #3: October 04, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
Bravo :clap:

Also yay Charlie and Dave!

Offline lastobjective

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #4: October 04, 2012, 01:31:46 PM »
You thinking about selling them?

Unless I get a crapload of money, no. Knitting is pretty much impossible to make profitable. I probably put about 20-25 hours into this, not including the designing. Even at below minimum wage the price of the thing would be crazy. That is why I'm happy to give out the design for free.

Thanks for asking though  :D

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #5: October 04, 2012, 01:32:55 PM »
:clap:

#Natitude

Offline mitlen

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #6: October 04, 2012, 01:33:54 PM »
Unless I get a crapload of money, no. Knitting is pretty much impossible to make profitable. I probably put about 20-25 hours into this, not including the designing. Even at below minimum wage the price of the thing would be crazy. That is why I'm happy to give out the design for free.

You've never seen me knit (I can't).  That's why I was wondering about buying one.  :)    Take your idea to the Nationals and see if they'll give you a cut on the idea (uh oh I can hear "spider" logging on now.)    Let them "produce" them.   You sit back, make a few for personal use and gather a check per item based on how many they "produce"/sell  ...     

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #7: October 04, 2012, 01:35:45 PM »
Fantastic.  :clap:

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #8: October 04, 2012, 01:36:30 PM »
Man I would totally rock one of those.

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #9: October 04, 2012, 01:36:47 PM »
You've never seen me knit (I can't).  That's why I was wondering about buying one.  :)    Take your idea to the Nationals and see if they'll give you a cut on the idea (uh oh I can hear "spider" logging on now.)    Let them "produce" them.   You sit back, make a few for personal use and gather a check per item based on how many they "produce"  ...     

:lmao: that'd be awesome but I have no clue how I'd even penetrate that organization to get that kind of "deal".

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #10: October 04, 2012, 01:39:29 PM »
:lmao: that'd be awesome but I have no clue how I'd even penetrate that organization to get that kind of "deal".

Imagine, if they can get $50 for a used cork, that lil item ought to go for a couple of grand.  :)   

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #11: October 04, 2012, 01:40:21 PM »
:lmao: that'd be awesome but I have no clue how I'd even penetrate that organization to get that kind of "deal".

You could probably find some PR contact on the website

You should definitely give it a try!






Can I Tweet it to the DC Bog??

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #12: October 04, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
Imagine, if they can get $50 for a used cork, that lil item ought to go for a couple of grand.  :)   

Only if Werth agrees to spit on it.

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #13: October 04, 2012, 01:41:42 PM »
Can I Tweet it to the DC Bog??

Sure!!! I don't have a twitter so you guys can get this out any way you want :P

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #14: October 04, 2012, 01:51:58 PM »

@dcsportsbog HAND KNIT by a fan on http://wnff.net  forum. If this doesn't scream #Natitude I don't know what does pic.twitter.com/RqtuyfYJ

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #15: October 04, 2012, 02:01:33 PM »
I want one

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #16: October 04, 2012, 02:08:24 PM »
He already tweeted it back out...

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #17: October 04, 2012, 02:10:37 PM »
That is awesome!  "Hats off" to you LO!!!!

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #18: October 04, 2012, 02:15:44 PM »
Do you have the pattern available?  My wife would like to make one for our usher.

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #19: October 04, 2012, 03:16:05 PM »
Do you have the pattern available?  My wife would like to make one for our usher.

Aw!

That's nice!

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #20: October 04, 2012, 03:17:26 PM »
So, let's see, 20 hours of knitting (second should be faster), at $10 an hour (more trade labor than minimum wage), so, that knit cap should sell for $199.99. Sound about right?


Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #21: October 04, 2012, 03:36:45 PM »
dude i want that hat

Offline mitlen

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« Reply #22: October 04, 2012, 04:03:22 PM »

Offline wj73

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #23: October 04, 2012, 04:39:56 PM »
Wow - that's impressive.  Great job!!!

Offline lastobjective

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Re: My Playoff/2012 Nationals Team Hat
« Reply #24: October 04, 2012, 04:47:08 PM »
Do you have the pattern available?  My wife would like to make one for our usher.

I will give it to you by tomorrow, it will take a bit to write up and make it understandable.

So, let's see, 20 hours of knitting (second should be faster), at $10 an hour (more trade labor than minimum wage), so, that knit cap should sell for $199.99. Sound about right?
Yeah, that'd cover labor, materials and domestic shipping.