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Old 10-29-2006, 09:35 AM   #111
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Originally Posted by AnotherBecca
After I just posted in General Knitting about not taking on any more knitting projects until I finish the one I'm on, I read about this. I'm way out of the loop... I had no idea what this project was. But I definitely have to do it!

YAY! Welcome Becca!!
If you're able to post pictures of your finished hats, please do...otherwise, just keep telling us how many you have completed so we can add yours to the ticker in my signature.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:52 AM   #112
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Ok, I REALLY wanna do this but I'm having trouble with the gauge. The first one I knit came out super small, but I realized I used sizes 6 and 8 needles instead of 8 and 10. The next time I used 8 and 10, but it was STILL coming out around the same size. It measures 3" across. That would make it a 6" circumference right? And they said it needs to be 9" to 11" circumference. Should I try size 11 and 13 needles? That would be a bummer, because I don't HAVE 11 and 13 DPN's.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #113
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Rather than using larger needles which would make the whole thing looser you could just increase the number of stitches. If they are that small maybe start by adding 10 and see if that works.

You must knit really tight or are you using small gauge yarn?

ETA: BTW ...I've been using Caron Simply Soft or Bernat Softee Baby
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:21 PM   #114
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My hats are about 4 and a quarter inches across, and I used Caron Simply Soft yarn for them.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:03 PM   #115
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I used Caron Simply Soft too, so I must knit REALLY tight. I think I'll take your suggestion and try adding 10 stitches, Jan.
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Originally Posted by SabrinaJL
I used Caron Simply Soft too, so I must knit REALLY tight. I think I'll take your suggestion and try adding 10 stitches, Jan.
If 10 isn't enough you can increase more. Just try to increase evenly for the ribbing. Size is more important than the number of stitches, but even the size can vary some since babies are different sizes.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:56 PM   #117
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I'm in! I have already downloaded the info from their site! I'll keep you posted on how many hats I get done. I have around five done and just have to seem them up (ugh ~ I'm not great at this yet). I don't know why I'm having such a hard time figuring out how to do mattress seaming on them and having them look good.
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Welcome SusanC glad to have you on board!

Congrats on 5 hats already! I find the trick to mattress stitch is making sure I'm always in the same line of stitches searching for that illusive horizontal bar! I spread out my stitches as wide as I can and thread my seaming yarn under the bar that way. Just a little tugging usually makes the path clearer

Keep up the good work!
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Thanks jamadian75! It's getting that elusive line of stitches that is making me go crazy! I'll just keep at it and I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. It can't be that difficult!

I look forward to chatting with you and keeping updated on everyone's progress!
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One more done, one on the needles!
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