Naughty Deer

A friend of mine wanted a knit hat.  Jokingly, I suggested using this specific chart to make him a hilarious hat and then offered a few other options for hats that were more tame.  He decided on the original joke idea and I went ahead and knit it for him.  Here’s the finished result!

Pattern: Basic hat, no real pattern, used Fornicating Deer Chart
Designer: Anne Rutten
Needles: US #7 (4.5mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, Jade and Gold

Ravelry Project Link


This was super easy to knit and it was a ton of fun to watch the chart shape up and turn into a pair of naughty deer. I did modify the chart to make the deer on the bottom antler-less.  Cast on 96 sts for three repeats.  The recipient loves it and said that he got a bunch of compliments on it while he was out over the weekend.  I find it completely hilarious and have already gotten a request to make another one for another friend!

EDIT 02March2009:
Recipient of the hat made a video about the joy his hat has brought him.. I nearly fell off my chair laughing.
Myspace Video

EDIT 19April2009:
I had gotten a bunch of hits from a UK knitting forum.. linking back to the post for posterity  :)   *waves to visitors from the Knitting Forum*

EDIT 02November2009:
This post was linked again and I noticed a HUGE jump in visitors to the site today from an Icelandic website.  While I don’t speak or read Icelandic, Hello there to you all!

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  1. Rosie

    HAHA. This is awesome!

  2. Debbie

    It’s hilarious! I love it! I want one!

  3. ashotovna

    your idea is WOW!!! ))
    can i exchange it by this one: ?
    we call they “piska and kiska” i don’t know, how to translate to english, something like “pussy and ???” )))

  4. Phoenix

    That hat is awesome :) Noticed your link to our forum, so *waves back*.

  5. Shelly

    do you ever make hats for sale? I tried to make one but it’s a little beond my ability.

  6. carly

    soo I can’t purchase this hat from you?

  7. Elizabeth


    Not being able to knit without a pattern can you please tell me the name of the hat pattern you used for the fornicating deer hat?


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