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I am a huge Wes Anderson fan, and his movie The Life Aquatic: with Steve Zissou is one of my favorites. The first time I watched it, I yearned (get it yearned) to have a hat like his (for Jacques Cousteau buffs, I know it was his hat first). To tell you the truth, the only reason why I wanted to learn how to knit was to make a Zissou hat. And yes, I am a boy which doesn't mean that I am girly for whatever. Knitting is for everybody!!!

Step 1: Well you gotta know how to knit

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My mom taught me the basics and hopefully a parent, relative, or friend can teach you how to knit if you don't know how. I think there are Instructables on it so they can help. For me, the book Stitch and Bitch really helped me.
Furthermore, this Instructable is for people who know how to knit and has been knitting for some time. This project is really easy so a noob can easily do this.
I'm going to make one of these for my Boy, who is also a huge Zissou fan. He'll be stoked... thanks!
ikke_12066 years ago
I love that hat, I'm relearning to knit right now, and will definitely make it as soon as i get the hang of it again. I do think that the hat would be more like the original if you made the first part(without the decreases) somewhat longer and folded it over to create the brim.
correlation7 years ago
I made a hat based off of this, although I changed it a little bit, but I can't remember what I did differently. It turned out nicely!
katesmudges7 years ago
This was a great instructable - Thank you! I wish more guys didn't knitting was a 'girl' thing to do. You're way ahead of me - she of the scarves
i LOVE this hat, and damn right: knitting is for everybody!! Feeling inspired? Check out this awesome male-crocheter, he let me use a lot of his awesome homemade patterns. Everything from hackey sacks to beanies, check him out! http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~aburton/crochet2.html
Von Klaus (author) 7 years ago
well the ones made in target are not made with love
icedog5157 years ago
pretty cool but the movie hat looks like the ones u buy from target.
darkmuskrat7 years ago
Everyone bro should knit. Damn, I need to watch that movie again now. lol.
awesome! looks cool
Von Klaus (author) 7 years ago
thanks. to make a sweater requires more skill. but yeah its all knitting. first you make the front. then the back. then the two sleeves and sew it up. of course it will require a lot more yarn and i can hear the jack whales singing
j626no7 years ago
i LOVE the orange sweater from the BOURNE IDENTITY. could this method be applied to making that? and if so, think you could post an instructable :-D . thanks. nice instructable.
LOL. no but actually that looks good, and quality, if i made a hat it would be black :-) P.S. Who the F%#k is Steve Zissou :-P?