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Traditional night cap/sleeping hat
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Astex
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Date: 3/5/06 4:33 PM

Hi all,

My youngest cat has recently decided that the ouchless pony tail holders are the abosulte best toy ever. Of course, the best time to steal them is out of my hair in the middle of the night (it's long so I sleep with it in a braid).

Lately she's taken to pulling the hair out of the band instead of the band from the hair. One day I'd like to know what it's like to live with a normal cat, but until then I need to get some sleep.

So, anyone know of a pattern for a classic night cap or sleeping hat. I don't necessarily want a long pointed tip, but right now I just need some general direction as to where to look or basic design. All I can think of right now is the classic round shower cap but want to know if there are other/better options out there.

Thanks all!

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- Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1912

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Date: 3/5/06 7:37 PM

I'm sorry I don't have a hat pattern for you, but oh my, you did give me a laugh. That is just too funny! No, I'm not laughing at you, really I"m not. But it really is one of the funniest things I've read in a loooong time. Good luck!

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Date: 3/5/06 7:46 PM

OK, this won't help and may be a stupid question, but can't you shut your bedroom door???

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Date: 3/5/06 7:51 PM

Sue -- I don't know about Astex's cat, but I have owned many cats who flung themselves against the bedroom door and howled all night when I tried to shut them out.

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Date: 3/5/06 7:58 PM

If you don't mind paying for a pattern I've used Kanniks For free hats you can try here. I know it says "chemo" but all they are is simply tight fitting caps very close to the night caps used in reenacting. HTH.

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Date: 3/5/06 8:02 PM

My cat would paw at the door all night if I shut him out. How dare his highness not sleep on the bed!

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Date: 3/5/06 9:09 PM

I can't shut her out b/c then the dogs couldn't get in or would be locked in and of course, the cat, being part siamese, has quite a voice.

Something just aren't an option when you've literally slept with cats since you were an infant. I find it incredibly hard to sleep w/o at least one on the bed somewhere.

I thought it was quite hilarious when she started pulling them out of my mouth while I braided my hair. Then she progressed to the hair. Now, if I'm awake, she starts pulling hair. I still try very very hard not to laugh about the entire thing myself.

Lesson: don't encourage cats in anything you don't like ;)

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- Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1912

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Date: 3/5/06 9:17 PM

What about just using a thread wrap instead of a band on your braid?? (Or would cat find that too enticing, too?)

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Date: 3/5/06 9:29 PM

At first I thought, wow weird cat, then I saw he's part Siamese; they aren't cats they are full grown delinquent kids. I have no idea how to make him stop, they know when they are getting the best of you. One of mine used to wait until you were on the throne, all the way on the throne, and then he would open the door, open it as wide as it would go, look at you and walk away. He loved it. He knew exactly what he was doing. We thought fixing the knob so the door wouldn't open so easily would do the trick, but he learned to turn the handle. Yep, Siamese are a nutty bunch indeed.

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Date: 3/5/06 9:57 PM

Hmm, I use to put my hair in a knit beret in the winter when my hair was still wet. I would wear the band around my head pretty much as normal, then push my hair up into the hat part. This would pull the hat to the back, like a bag. It reminded my of the hair decorations worn in the 40's-50's, a cloche I think it is called. I don't know if that makes any sense.

What I was thinking might work - start with a regular stocking cap pattern, then extend the hat so it was large enough to hold your hair. If you still braid your hair, it wouldn't need to be too big. However, if the hat, but not the band, was large enough, your hair could still hang down, or away from your head and not be tight.

I don't know if that makes any sense what so ever! I can see it myself, yet it is hard to explain. Hope this helps though.

My cat was just laying on my hands and keyboard. Her extra weight pulled the keyboard stand loose......

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