Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
Knitting the Flap
Aby's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to Aby Send a message via AIM to Aby Send a message via Yahoo to Aby
REALLY NEED HELP with hat calculations!!!!!!
I can't seem to get my mind wrapped around these calculations. Okay, my hat pattern required 112 stitches cast on and an increase of 2 stitches after the ribbing.. so 114 total stitches.. I cast on 116 stitches to make it a little bit larger and increased to 118. Now I'm at the end and the pattern calls for

Rnd 1:*k2tog, k4; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *k2tog, k3; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 3:*k2tog, k2; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4:*k2tog, k1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 5: k2tog around.

Is this going to work out with the number of stitches that I added? :thinking: :(
"the butter wouldn't melt so I put it in a pie"
Aby is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 09-20-2005, 12:25 PM   #2
Instepping Out
Julie's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 10
Thanked 78 Times in 64 Posts
The original decrease pattern works for any multiple of 6 stitches. Personally I'd do the first two decrease rounds and just knit the 4 extra stitches at the end, then on the 3rd decrease round (k2tog, k2) you can incorporate them. But maybe someone else has a better suggestion?
Knitter's Geek Code
KCR+ Exp+ SPM+ Steel+ Bam+ Addi++ Pl-- Wool++ Cot Lux+ Stash Scale+ Fin !Ent Int FI> Tex Lace Felt Flat Circ+ Dpn- ML+ Swatch+ KIP+ Blog+ SNB> EZ? FO+ WIP3 Gauge W+ Alt Sw
Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 679
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi Aby,

It won't quite work as written. :thinking: what I'd do is:

Round 1:K2tog K2, then follow regular round 1 (118 at beginning, 98 at end)

Round 2: K2tog, K1, then follow regular round 2 (98 at beginning, 78 at end)

Round 3:K2tog, then follow regular round 3 (78 at beginning, 58 at end)

Round 4: K1, then follow regular round 4 (58 at beginning, 39 at end)

Round 5: K1, then follow regular round 5 (39 at beginning, 20 at end)

Then you can either do another round of K2tog all around and pull through remaining ten stitches or kitchner stitch the remaining 20 stitches or whatever finishing technique you usually use for hats.

I think the math works and the decreases should line up correctly I hope but you may have to play with it a little. Your 118 stitches is 2 stitches short of the right number to divide into all the decrease rounds so you have to do a little refiguring on those 4 extra stitches you added.

Good Luck

MaryS is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toe up "no-pick-up gusset" calculations? boyforpele13 How-to Questions 0 04-10-2010 05:24 PM
Excellent knitting calculations resource! knitqueen General Knitting 11 05-31-2006 11:42 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 PM.