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Old 03-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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knitted hat in the round
I am hoping someone can help. I have a pattern for a football helmet hat and it starts off in the round but when you start the stripes, you knit around then purl back. I end up with the non-stripe needles being taller than the needles where the stripes are. I have tried this pattern several different ways and am having no luck. I had someone look at it for me who has been knitting for years and she thinks something is wrong with the pattern. Would anyone be willing to look at it for me? I can email or fax the pattern. I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like you purl looser than you knit. You can use a smaller needle for the purl rows and see if that helps.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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When you start the stripes, do you then knit the rest of it flat?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
When you start the stripes, do you then knit the rest of it flat?
That's the thing. You start off in the round but when you start the stripes you stay on the DPNs. So I don't understand how to join it so it makes a hat. He has no instructions except to knit around then purl back.
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Does your pattern have a name or can you link to it? Seeing what you're working on would be helpful.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Does your pattern have a name or can you link to it? Seeing what you're working on would be helpful.
http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/im...HatPattern.pdf

I hope you can help. It says two balls of orange, but then you start with orange, do the brown/white/brown color change then use ball 2 of orange, then do color change again and then use orange again, but have already used the two balls of orange.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Interesting pattern. I'm puzzled as to why change to knitting flat but I'm not experienced with knitting a pattern such as this. I'm sure the more experienced knitters will have better input for you. I'd probably say, huh?, and continue in the round...and maybe regret it.
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I think it's knit flat for the stripes because it's like an intarsia pattern - the strips are vertical, not horizontal.
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Originally Posted by carmenosu02 View Post
That's the thing. You start off in the round but when you start the stripes you stay on the DPNs. So I don't understand how to join it so it makes a hat. He has no instructions except to knit around then purl back.
You'll have to seam the part that's knit flat.

Thanks, suzeeq, not having done intarsia I didn't get it!
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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Very nice pattern. When you knit in the round, you're always knitting a spiral so the end of the round is always higher than the beginning of round. Apparantly you can still see this difference when you start knitting the stripes flat. Don't worry about it. When you finish and seam, this won't be noticeable.
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