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This instructable describes how to make a set of teleport hats. A teleport hat is a crocheted hat which doubles as a device with which you can teleport yourself to a person wearing the same type of hat in case you miss oneanother and want to be together without the hassle of driving, jetting or biking there.
This particular set is made in the free-form crochet style: there is no exact pattern to crochet from, instead you crochet in an iterative process alternating between crocheting and trying the hat on for size and pattern adaptations.
Disclaimer: It is of course not a functioning device but it works well as a gift for someone you miss or someone who misses another person madly as it provides an opportunity to take some kind of action when ordinary options like driving, jetting or biking are not feasible even if the action is only symbolic.
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Step 1: Find yarn and crochet needle

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First step is to decide on which colors the hat will have. Three colors make the most striking hat - remember that it is supposed to be a hat that makes the wearer happy as it will be associated with missing the company of a specific person.
Also find a crochet needle that matches the yarn. If given a choice in size, opt for the largest one in the spectrum of the yarn's abilities as the hat will be more adaptable to the wearer's head if crocheted in a loose manner.

Step 2: Start crocheting

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The crochet can begin. Start with the top as it is the only way to get a really pointy top which is needed for the teleport effect to occur. Make your way 'down' the hat by alternating the colors of yarn in a pattern that you find appealing.

Step 3: Pay attention to form

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Make sure you pay close attention to the form of the pointy top while you crochet it. It needs to be pointy but on the other hand it does not need to look like santa's hat.
The only place this hat teleported me was the principals office for "not complying with uniform standards".

I know this comment was written 6 years ago but let me just say, you sir are an american hero

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school is pretty much prison. people assume you're going to do something wrong, fights break out, you can't leave until a predetermined time, the government mandates you have to be there, crappy food, and you're forced to work. the only difference is that school lets you have just enough freedom at home that you can fully understand just how constricting it is.
i didn't see it that way
until i realized what pokemon really is: cockfighting + anime
I love it... thanks for the laugh :)
do they really work
do they really Teleport you to somewhere?
stoeff4 years ago
sorry i realy dont get the point of this :(
emokids676 years ago
guess what im doin now =]
commenting. :D
 Aww! that's so cute!
devaburger6 years ago
Absolutely adorable. I love the concept. Great twist on friendship bracelets.
Turpis6 years ago
do you think i could make one big enough for my childhood?
fwjs286 years ago
YESSSHHHH!now i can teleport back to mars......
That video was amazing! I am jealous of your teleporting skills. :D
It looks like the top of one hat fits into the top of the other. Are these little soul mate tops?
koefoed (author)  leahbuechley6 years ago
yes in this particular case they are made to be soul mates.
cool! I can totally see all sorts of possibilities here. a little secret society of funky hat people? secret messages in clothes... how fun it would be to meet someone new in person via shared hat patterns!