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Old 05-13-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: First Hat Attempt--Help Please
Originally Posted by foothills
I have a pattern for a hat using Plymouth Yukon yarn that I wanted to knit prior to attempting the "Kelly Hat" In the photo, the hat appears to be rib stitch, but the pattern reads to cast on 42 stitches, place marker and knit in the round until 6 1/2 yards are left. So, my question is I just knit in the round or do I knit a round and purl a round until 6 1/2 yards are left?

I'll go ahead and ask my next question because although I haven't arrived there yet, I know they are coming The pattern tells me to then begin decreasing on round 1-6 (I'm assuming from where I ended?) and change to double pointed needles as do I know when they are needed? :?

If the pattern says to just knit all rounds, then hat is in stockinette stitch. If you knit one round and purl one round, then you'll end up with garter stitch. So if the picture really looks like ribbed, then I'd venture to guess that the picture and the pattern are not meant for each other.

You'll want to switch to double point when the stitches are over stretched on the circs. Trust me, you'll know when the time comes because it will become increasingly difficult to knit w/ the circs.


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