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Old 01-08-2006, 03:06 AM   #1
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WIP - First hat
So it looks more like a bread bowl right now , but it IS my first ever hat and my first time using circular needles. Yeah for me!

It's coming along much better now that I'm past that evil cast on and the first row. I used 1 size bigger to cast on - 11 instead of 10. I'm thinking it might be tight to get over my head even though I did a swatch. :rollseyes:
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:45 AM   #2
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It's looking great Marni, as for the size, I can't really say anything about that since I've had enough of my own hat mishaps (or should I say mishats? ). I've found that my swatches were a different size (cos I did them flat) compared to when I actually knit the yarn on the round.

You should be able to kind of try it on your head in another inch though. And I have a good feeling since you have a ribbed hat, so it will be nice and stretchy. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:20 AM   #3
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Marni, It looks good, I love the color! Dont forget to post the pic when it is done... :XX:
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:40 AM   #4
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You're on your way! Hats often look small at first because they need to stretch to stay on your head. Hang in there.
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #5
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you'd be surprised how much a hat can stretch!!
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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SUCH a pretty color! What yarn, please??
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:19 AM   #7
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Ribbing always makes things look much smaller than they really are--you should be fine. And that color is just lovely!
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #8
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how many stitches do you have on the needle? I am waiting on my Denise set to try the 20 inch circular on the size 8's the pattern called for. I was using a 29 inch and the hat could have fit Paul Bunjan It was the, YES EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS HERE, Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark MISHAT. I bought some 24 size 7 addis...I thought MAYBE I could get buy with those....I am at such a loss with this hat.
Nice job!
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:27 PM   #9
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I ALWAYS have issues with the cast on row being too tight.

I made my oldest daughter a hat and had that issue. I sprayed the edges with a little water and put it on my head until it dried. Worked like a charm.
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:15 PM   #10
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I should call this the frogged hat...
This is that stash of recycled yarn from a sweater. I already made a multi colored scarf with it. No idea what the yarn is. I'm holding 2 strands together so my cast on was only 56. I really like the scarf, but I'm not too sure about the hat yet.

Well, here it is so far. I gotta say though that for the amount of knitting I've done for this I could have made two hats . I think I was up to row 25 and decided it looked to loose so I frogged the whole thing. Then OH MY trying to figure out the "basic hat formula" inc/dec to match "E" and K2 this and that. Wow, I must have knitted and frogged the orange part at least 5 times! (no I'm not kidding). BUT, it's been going OK since the start of the orange.

I can't possibly make another decrease with those circs so I made these DPNs following Amy's guide. Now how do I use them???? Oh I fear more frogging!!!! :rollseyes:
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