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Old 03-22-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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I'm doing the Cabled Chapeau and I'm working on the brim which states:

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With knitting needles, cast on 40 sts. Begin with a right side row, work in St st and work short-row shaping as follows:
Row 1: Knit 25, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, p12; turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k15; turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p18; turn.
Continue to work in this manner, working 3 more sts at center each time until all 40 sts have been worked. Work 6 rows even in St st. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 10 rows–20 sts. Bind off 3 sts at the beg of next 4 rows–8 sts. Bind off.
Then the finishing says:

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Fold brim in half with knit side to the outside. Cut plastic to the shape of the brim. Slip plastic inside brim and sew edges together. Sew brim to center front of cap. Pin strap above brim as shown and sew to cap while sewing on buttons. Weave in ends.
Now, if I am to fold this thing in half, insert the plastic cut out for the brim, shouldn't I be binding off the same amount of stitches on both sides to make the curve equal? I've stopped at that point and I'm working on the strap until I can move on, because right now, if I don't bind off stitches at the end of a row, it's not going to work at all.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Don't know the answer, but here's a link to help people visualize better.
http://stitchnationyarn.com/Patterns...d-chapeau.html

Cute hat.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures to give you a feel for what it looks like. I completed the pattern as spelled out and you will see there is a huge difference in the sides.

Picture 1: The entire Brim


Picture 2& 3: Building Edge - Back and forth with turning




Picture 4&5: the Decrease Edge - binding off each row




As you can see, on the decrease side of the brim, it's very choppy and stair steppish, whereas the building side where you knit, and turn to build the curve is very smooth.

I'm not exactly sure how to sew this together where it doesn't look like utter crap since it will be at the very edge of the brim.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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If you crochet, sc around it instead of sewing (you'll have to inc at least twice on each side to get a smooth curve.)
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:52 AM   #5
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I've blocked the cap and it's currently drying. I'm not entirely happy with the results, but I'm waiting until it's dry to form a complete conclusion. Also, with a wool/alpaca blend, I expected it to shrink a tad and it didn't, not one bit.

At any rate, I'm going to the local beauty supply today to buy a wig form to block hats on. My mixing bowls weren't doing the job.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
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brim question
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I am working on the brim of this cabled chapeau and i need help to complete this

Brim
With knitting needles, cast on 40 sts. Begin with a right side row,
work in St st and work short-row shaping as follows:
Row 1: Knit 25, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, p12; turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k15; turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p18; turn.

*** I repeated this pattern to get to row 8, I ended up somewhere in the middle of the purl row and get stucked cuz I don't quite understand the next sentence, which is

""Continue to work in this manner, working 3 more sts (add 3 more stiches ???) at center each time until all 40 sts have been worked. ""

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:12 AM   #7
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'In this manner' refers to doing the short rows, but you knit or purl 3 more sts each row until you've worked all the sts.

So on R5 you Slip 1, k21; turn.
6 - Slip 1, p24; turn.
7 - Slip 1, k27 turn.
and so on.
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