Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Jenelle, that hat I made with the flower was knit from this pattern called Simplest Cap of All.
I am new to knitting and am thinking of trying this hat on circular needles. I am having trouble deciphering what the pattern means in a couple of places. Can anyone help decode these hieroglyphics?
"...Work one more round of ribbing, increasing 8 stitches evenly spaced around the circle by lifting the bar between the stitches below and knitting into the back of this stitch, twisting it."
Lifting the bar between the stitches below? Huh?
I also don't quite get the instructions for finishing off the hat:
"Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail. Thread the tail through a blunt needle, and run the needle through the remaining 8 stitches and pull them tightly together. Run the needle through the circle again, piercing the yarn to help prevent it from pulling loose, take the yarn inside through the center hole and fasten off."
Maybe this would make more sense if I were actually at the end of the project and looking right at it, but I'd hate to get all the way to the end, fasten it off, and then have the whole thing start to unravel because I thought I understood the directions and actually had no idea what I was doing!
Thanks in advance...