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Old 03-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
GrumpyGramma
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Could you link to a picture of the pattern? That might help. I can't say why you'd be instructed to switch to spiraling rather than joining, seeing what the hat looks like might help me or someone else see why or decide if it really seems to matter which way you do it.

ETA Is this it? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoos-there
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