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Old 11-27-2005, 02:59 PM   #11
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Kelly that looks great. The shape and size of the hat is EXTACTLY what I want for my brother. Did you wing it or is there a pattern? Thanks
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:22 PM   #12
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It is VERY LOOSELY based on THIS PATTERN, which Ive made before. You can really add any design to it, and Silver was kind enough to help me with a chart for the Sox logo.

Here's what I did with the pattern this time:

LionBrand Woolease
Sz 6 16" circ

CO 81 sts provisionally
Join to work in round
Knit 50 rows (incorporating whatever design or stripes you wish)
k7, k2tog around
k around
k6, k2tog around
k around
k5, k2tog around
k around
k4, k2tog around
k3, k2tog around
k2, k2tog around
k1, k2tog around
k2tog around
run yarn through 9 sts & pull tight.
Pick up provisional sts
knit hat in opposite direction
shove on half of hat into the other, lining up tops
tack tops of hat together by pulling tail through & weaving tail into the opposite side of the hat, hide tail in between layers.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:01 PM   #13
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Kelly, that's great you posted these instructions! Thanks much. So, you prefer this version over the double knitting of each round? (Ok, I'll go back and look at your original comment....) Oh, ok, the logo....

I have one more question if you have the time! You said you only cast on with Color A which I see, but when it says to do Round 2 with Color B that means you join Color B and knit with it? I'm so slow with instructions sometimes.... But 162 stitches seems BIG.

Sorry to be so obtuse.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:16 PM   #14
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I do prefer this technique over double-knitting. However, if you DO choose to DK, you will originally CO 162 sts because on the next row, you start K-ing with color A and P-ing with color B...it divides the hat into 2 layers, each being 81 sts around. If you use the method I used on the Sox hat, you only CO 81 sts to begin with, and knit the hat in both directions.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:07 PM   #15
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Kelly--how do you think this hat will stay on compared to a hat with a bit of ribbing around the edge? My son shaves his head, so I'd like to make him a hat like this with red/black sides to match the scarf, but I wonder if it has stretch to it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:12 PM   #16
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well it's about FREAKIN time!!!

It looks great! BTW, I finally did get that darn crochet cast on thingy down :-) So now I can do the double knit the easy KK way instead of the dumb makes hildie confused way!
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:45 AM   #17
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Ingrid,

I just finished a hat like this with 1.5 inches of ribbing on the bottom edge. It came out pretty well, but there are a few things I'd do differently the next time.

First, I "forgot" to do the ribbing on a needle a size or two smaller. It was my first provisional cast on, then joining to work in the round, and I guess my brain went on a temporary holiday! Anyway, the ribbing DOES help the hat stay on ( and makes it extra cozy over the ears) even though mine isn't quite as tight as I'd like.

When I went back to the provisional cast on to do the 'second' hat, I didn't like the way the two ribbings were matching up (not well), so I did one row of all knit before starting the ribbing on the second hat. This LOOKS nice and gives a smooth color join, however, the bottom edge of the finished hat is a little thick right at the color change. I think next time I'll PURL the row between hats and hopefully it will lay a little flatter.

I also noticed (as I was putting away my Denise's) that I'd knittind the whole thing with one size 6 point and one size 7 on the second circ I used when the hat got too small for just one circ. Can't really tell from looking at it and my DS won't care, but it was a real moment when I noticed. Oh well! :rofling:

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Great hat!
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:34 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
well it's about FREAKIN time!!!
I KNOW! I cast this hat on MONTHS ago, using the "makes Hildie confused" way! I was avoiding it until I decided to do it the easy way.

Mary...those are all really good tips!

Thanks, Kempy!!
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Thanks for the tips! I think I'll cast on tonight and see how it goes.
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