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Old 04-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone knit the Robin Hood Hat by Grace Akhrem?
I have the crown of the hat done and started on the brim, but I don't understand the instructions.
I contacted Ms. Akrem by e-mail and she said just to follow the instructions and all would work out. dah!
It is stated to be an advanced beginner, I am past that, but can't understand the instructions - as follows:

Brim:
Change to smaller circular needles and knit one round. (on the crown)
Turn work and using the cable cast on method, cast on 20 sts.
Row 1: Yf, sl1 purlwise, yarn in back, k18, k2tog, turn work.
Row 2: YF, sl1 purlwise, yarn in back, k to end.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until only 20 sts remain.
Continue to repeat row 2 for two more inches. Bind off all sts.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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You're going to be working the brim in the flat, that is back and forth (not in the round). You'll cast on 20 sts and work with those 20 plus one additional st from the crown which gets ktog with the 20th st from the brim. You continue to incorporate a st from the crown on every other row when you repeat the k2tog. I think this may be easier to see when you actually do each row step by step.
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So I will be working around the crown one stich at a time?

When the pattern says to work to the end, where is the end?
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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You are working from the crown when you cast on the 20 st. Then you knit back towards the crown, ending with the k2tog (one of the cast on and one from the original crown sts) and turn the work. The next row is knit out to the end of the cast on sts. So you're knitting along the extra 20 sts to the end of them.
You are probably not going to knit around the whole crown (I suspect there are more the ~20 sts on the circs for the crown), but only pick up one stitch from the crown at the end of every row 1 repeat (in the k2tog). And remember that you knit back and forth for the brim.
I do think this will become clearer as you see the sts in hand.
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Ah, finally saw a picture of the hat and it looks like you will be knitting around the entire crown. Basically, you're attaching the brim of garter st (from the 20 st cast on) to the crown with the k2tog at the end of every other row.
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Ah, finally saw a picture of the hat and it looks like you will be knitting around the entire crown. Basically, you're attaching the brim of garter st (from the 20 st cast on) to the crown with the k2tog at the end of every other row.
I want to thank you again. I have been knitting as you said and it is working out beautifully.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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I like Grace Akhrem Robin Hood Hat pattern. Could anyone sell it to me for 3$? I think 7$ for one pattern is too expensive Thanks!!!
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I'm sure the pattern is sold with the proviso that it not be distributed or resold. We respect the owner's copyright on patterns.
Look for similar patterns at Ravelry or online.
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You're going to be working the brim in the flat, that is back and forth (not in the round). You'll cast on 20 sts and work with those 20 plus one additional st from the crown which gets ktog with the 20th st from the brim. You continue to incorporate a st from the crown on every other row when you repeat the k2tog. I think this may be easier to see when you actually do each row step by step.
Hi, thanks so much for your advice and help. I too, have been having so much trouble with this pattern, even though the site told me that 'this is not a difficult pattern to work' !!
Well, I do believe the directions could have been more detailed. I feel alot better seeing that I'm not the only poor soul who is having difficulty both in starting and finishing this hat!
I'd appreciate any help you can give me on the brim section.
If I'm understanding your answer to the above person, I will be making the brim in the flat with 2 single point needles and attaching it at the end to 80 of the crown end sts?
The instructions on the pattern speak of 'change to small circular needles and knit one ound????????
I thought they meant to transfer the crown part to smaller circular needles and THEN do another knit round, THEN cast on 20 cable sts.
It makes more sense to me to just do it in the flat as you've said then attach it one st at a time to the crown.
Help?
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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The idea for doing the brim is that as you knit the brim sts back and forth, you k2tog to attach the brim to the crown. Every time you knit to one st before the inner end of the brim, you knit the last brim st together with a crown stitch until all the crown sts have been incorporated and the brim encircles the hat. So rather than do it at the end, after knitting the brim, you attach as you knit the brim.
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