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Old 12-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Convertible hat attempt
I am attempting to make something similar to this convertible hat for my toddler. I have the neck warmer portion done and picked up stitches for the hood. Any words of advice on how to shape the hood? I have frogged it once already.

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Old 12-12-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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I am attempting to make something similar to this convertible hat for my toddler.
umm... which convertible hat
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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Sorry, I added the pic!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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Looks like a good project to learn/use short rows!

Are you working without a pattern?

Here's a knitty article explaining the technique.

Then there's this, a different method of doing the same thing.

Good Luck!

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No I don't have a pattern. I have seen patterns for a balaclava using short rows, but that isn't exactly what I want.

I played around and picked up stitches for the hood and then increased evenly across the row. I knit in stockinette and then decreased 2 stitches in the center to give it more of a rounded shape. I should have started decreasing a little earlier, it is a little "peaky", but I think I can live with it.

I need to get some yarn to do a couple of rows of ribbing on the edges and then try to talk my toddler into putting it on. I'll post a pic if it looks halfway decent.

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