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wannabe
02-02-2008, 08:46 AM
Hello: After not knitting for ten years, I have just now begun again. I am trying to do the striped baby hat on page 24 of the baby cashmerino 2 pattern book. I am using the babycashmerino wool. My gauge sample turned out perfect. However, I did start that with about five rows of knitting before switching to st st. My sample laid perfectly flat.

I have now begun the cap itself and the instructions say to start with the st stitch. Of COURSE --it is curling badly. HOWEVER, the hat in the picture has a rolled up edge so I am a little confused as it looks as if the pattern wants the edge to curl! How many rows of st stitch before I understand that it will lay flat in the body of the hat?

miss_molly
02-02-2008, 09:33 AM
You're right, the pattern wants the edge to curl up, which is why you started with stocking stitch. Just trust the pattern and keep going - it WILL lay flat in the body of the hat. I've knitted many beanies like that one.

What a beautiful book - I must seek that one out - I googled it and there are some lovely patterns in it. The hat is cute!

wannabe
02-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Thank you.


Love Australia--hoping for 3rd trip soon! I still have my wool sweater from a "woolshed" tourist demonstration area in NSW. The fine wool is the only thing I wear around the house at night to keep the chill off!

What are your favorite Australian yarns?

GinnyG
02-05-2008, 08:25 AM
I'm looking at the picture of the BC2 striped hat, isn't it supposed to "roll"?