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Old 06-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Knit Hat Requires Single Crochet Edging
I just finished knitting a hat for my nephew that requires a single crochet edging. My knowledge of crocheting is limited to binding a hat together (is that even crochet?). I tried the "hat binding" crochet method but that did not produce anything remotely similar to the photo in the book. Can anyone explain this edging to me or send me to another site with a video or description?

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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Do you bind off before adding the edging or do you work the edging as you bind off? In case of the latter, it's to create a loose bind-off so that your hat isn't too tight. You can accomplish the same by using the sewn bind-off like you would for a sock cuff if you're doing toe-up socks.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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The hat is knit from the brim to the crown. There really is no formal bind off, just decreases. The edging is around the brim.

I've looked up the multitude of videos on YouTube and have unsuccessfully attempted to complete the edging 9 times now. I decided four attempts back to ditch the hat and practice on a washcloth I knit a few weeks ago. Some of the videos had okay explanations but everything starts with a crochet chain, not the edge of a knitted hat. I am determined to finish this hat properly. Please help!
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Is the hat pattern on the web somewhere?

If it's just regular single crochet, you start with a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook in a stitch, draw through a loop, then y/o and draw through both loops on the hook to finish the stitch. Do this in every stitch around then end with a slip stitch in the first single crochet.
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What Region is the Pattern From?
Crochet terms change meaning between US and UK regions.

A SC in the UK is a slip stitch in the US. A SC in US is call a DC in the UK. Location of pattern origin matters for the meaning of SC in crochet.

MGM has some crochet videos on her site at http://www.hookedonneedles.com/ just follow the link on the right for crochet. Or click here for her SC tutorial page with video.

You can also look through the Crochet section of this forum.

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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Crochet terms change meaning between US and UK regions.

A SC in the UK is a slip stitch in the US.
Sorry, Jack, I don't think there IS a single crochet in the UK.
A slip stitch is a slip stitch in both countries, or it could possibly be the same as the "common stitch" seen in a lot of older patterns.

I've never seen "single crochet" mentioned in a British pattern.
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Sorry, Jack, I don't think there IS a single crochet in the UK.
A slip stitch is a slip stitch in both countries, or it could possibly be the same as the "common stitch" seen in a lot of older patterns.

I've never seen "single crochet" mentioned in a British pattern.

I just checked http://www.kcgtrading.com/conversioncharts.html and now see you are right.

I suppose I thought there was a UK SC because of the "single crochet" bind off video here on kh showing what is actually a slip stitch bind off.

Similarly the "double crochet" bind off video shows a single crochet stitch used to bind off.

I would say that I've seen other references to a UK stitch called a SC that is equal to a slip stitch but ... I must be mis-remembering things.


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