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Lieuvena 05-07-2009 03:09 PM

how to frog back on a hat?
I knit this hat for my niece - Wesley, only all in one color(pink camo). I figured the smaller size would be OK, but after getting it all done, I realized that I need to add an extra pattern repeat for more height and slouch. The problem?.... I have no idea how to frog back to just before the crown decreases.

I know where they started and where I want to frog back to, but have no idea how to actually do that on something I knit circular. That last time I tried, I ended up frogging the whole thing because I couldn't tell where the rows began and could never get it lined back out.

I would appreciate any advise or words of wisdom you can give me. Thanks! :muah:

Ingrid 05-07-2009 04:16 PM

What I would suggest is that you frog down to about a row before you want to restart. Then, when you pull out the final round, slip your needle in the stitches as they pop out. You can probably use your tail to help determine where the round actually begins, but with a solid color, if you're off by a stitch or two it won't really be noticeable in the end.

suzeeq 05-07-2009 09:29 PM

I agree with Ingrid, that's how I do it. You could put a safety pin or paper clip in the knitting to mark the beg of the round.

AH1OZ 05-08-2009 07:48 AM

i agree with the other knitters on how to frog back

here is a tip when i am making hats

i put a life line in right before i start the decreases. that way if i do have to frog back and add another pattern repeat it is easy to get back to where i need to be (heck, if it is a complicated pattern repeat i use a life line after every repeat just in case)

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