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Old 01-10-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Blocking Hats?
I mainly knit hats and scarves and have never blocked. I'm making a beautiful hat for my DH and want it to be perfect. Should I block it? The stitches look fine and everything but I'm just curious if most people block hats or not? TIA!

PS. If most people do...should I just steam it? I'm knitting it with Patons Classic Merino - it's a cabled hat.

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Old 01-10-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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I have blocked a hat before. I soaked it in water and a bit of wool wash and then just pinned it to the bed after lining up the bottom edges. You could also block it over a ballon or a ball that is the right size.

I find blocking and washing really does even out stitches, but it is a personal preference.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thank you Sara! I'll have to try it!

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