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Old 03-20-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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Okay, so I read about a cool way to decrease hats was to do a "double decrease every second round." (I found this on the schmeebot website, which some of you are probably familiar with. I wanted to try this for myself, but as this will only be the second hat I've tried, I'm not really sure if I'm doing things right.

Does this sound like it's going to work? :

I have 80 stitches. Decreasing will be (knitting around every other round):

*k16, k2tog, k2tog around
*k14, k2tog, k2tog around
*k12, k2tog, k2tog around
*k10, k2tog, k2tog around
*k8, k2tog, k2tog around
*k6, k2tog, k2tog around
*k4, k2tog, k2tog around
*k2, k2tog, k2tog around
*k2tog around

If there's a better way of doing this, or if I'm completely wrong, please help me think of a better way =D

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Old 03-20-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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That should work...I usually do it decreasing by one every other row...this method might make it a little more pointy...but not necessarily in a bad way.
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:52 PM   #3
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The math works. Does it look much different than a had done with single decreases?
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So do you decrease right from the beginning or at a certain point in the hat?
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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It sounds like the decreases will result in a crown that is more wedgy rather than swirly.
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thanks for the replies :D I'm glad to know it's going to work out

sorry for making it unclear. the decrease doesn't start until about 5 inches of knitting, and yes, it does take away the usual swirly-ness. I'm trying to make it look like this:

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I'm looking at that pic and thinking {which could be very dangerous!!!}. If you want the decreases to look like that, wouldn't you need "paired" decreases {k2 tog and ssk or skp} to have the "leans" in opposite directions and keep the nice straight decrease line?
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erm....

sure. lol I honestly have no idea. that sounds like it makes sense. can anyone say for sure?

what about: (knitting around every other round)

*ssk, k16, k2tog around
*ssk, k14, k2tog around
*ssk, k12, k2tog around

and so on...

maybe that's it. I could just knit it and find out, of course lol
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I'm certain someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you've got it. When I'm shaping the toe of a sock, I k2tog, then ssk... then comes the knitting across. So the way you've got it, that will put the decreases in that order. :thinking:
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