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Old 10-18-2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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hat knit in the round -- how many decreases?
Hi,
I'm trying to figure out how to adjust a pattern for a hat knit in the round, specifically, how do you figure out how many decreases are needed to close up the cap.

In most patterns, I read something like:
row 1: k5 k2tog across row
row 2 and all even rows: knit across row
row 3: k4 k2tog across row
row 5: k3 k2tog across row
row 7: k2 k2tog across row
row 9: k1 k2tog across row
row 11: k2tog across row
Cut yarn, and pass yarn through stitches, pull tight to close cap.

This is basically the pattern I want to follow, except this pattern is for a hat knit over 80 stitches. How would I adjust it for a hat knit on 40 stitches? Would I just start with k3 k2tog and hope it works? Is there some magic formula? I've consulted all my books, but have not found the answer.

Oh Knitting Sages, please help!
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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i always make sure i have a multiple of 10 when i start decreasing unless i am working on a specific pattern. then i take two off that multiple and go from there. (yeah i know that didn't make sense)

so yes i would do was you suggested....knit 3, k2tog. the in would knit a round even. the next round i would knit 2, k2tog...

when it is multiples of 10 it works perfect because you can just step down like that until you are doing k2tog all the way around...
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