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Old 02-24-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Pattern Reading and Closing a knit cap in the round
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So I am working on a hat for my mom. My dad got me a small pattern book called "Celebrity Slouchy Beanies for the Family" for Christmas and I am working on the "Truly Purple" hat (Just in case anyone also has this book and has worked on this pattern before). I am a beginner but the pattern has been pretty straightforward and I haven't been having too many problems with it, until now.

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I am on the last few rounds. I am at the point where, after a round of decreases, I will have 54 stitches left on my needle. After this point, the pattern says to do two rounds of knitting that include purl stitches and cables (P4, C4F) all the way around. Then I need to close the hat.

The last two rounds on the pattern don't have any decreases. So, the way I'm reading the pattern, I have to close the hat with 54 stitches left on my needle. Is it just me or is that way too many stitches? Is the pattern assuming some sort of knowledge on my part about decreases?
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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I haven't seen any errata for this pattern, but others have asked the same question on Ravelry. Someone who has made this hat on Rav essentially said it may seem strange to have that many stitches left, just trust the pattern...

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Thanks! Glad to know I'm not the only one who thought this was odd.
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You're very welcome!

It's a cute pattern, have fun finishing it up. If you don't mind sharing a picture when you're done, we'd all love to see it!
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So I trusted the pattern and all went well I'm still learning cable stitches and knitting in the round so it's not perfect, but all things considered I think it turned out well. Thanks again for your help!
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It did inded turn out very well. You're on your way with cables and knitting in the round. Good for you!
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You done good! I like your hat. It looks really nice.
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So I trusted the pattern and all went well I'm still learning cable stitches and knitting in the round so it's not perfect, but all things considered I think it turned out well. Thanks again for your help!
Ohh, it's lovely! You did good!
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