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Old 11-18-2007, 02:14 AM   #4
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The hat is shaped by knitting what's called short rows. You only knit part of the rows to make the center deeper than the edges, that's why you have those loops.

When you do short rows. you work like this (just an example)

3- . ....kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2- . ..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
1- kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

The end stitches are not knit for as many rows as the center stitches. You'll see it take shape as you go.
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