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Old 12-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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Is this intarsia?
I want to make a simple hat. I want it to be white with maroon letters that say OU. I only want the OU on the front of the hat. I found the lettering that I want and I went to knitpro to make it into a chart. Then I realized that I might not be able to make this hat in the round. Does anyone know of a way to knit this in the round or can you at least forward me to a tutorial or something? LOL

Also, I was wondering iabout this... I was planning on casting on about 72 stitches for the hat and knitting it with size 9 or 10 needles. The chart that I made from knit pro calls for the pattern to run over 58 stitches. That seems to me to be pretty big. What do you all think? TIA for any advice!
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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Yes, that is intarsia and it is usually knit flat. If you were to strand the maroon and white there's a good chance the maroon would show through where you catch the floats. Here's some videos and info.

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And yes, 58 stitches out of 72 would make very large letters.

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Yes, 58 stitches sounds like a pretty wide OU on a hat that is 72 stitches. It would probably go around the hat a bit and not just be in front. You could scale it down a bit if you can figure out how to do that. You could use smaller yarn and needles so that you need more stitches and the 58 wouldn't be such a big % of them, but that makes it more work. I think you will want to do it flat and use intarsia as Jan said.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:02 PM   #4
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Smaller needles!!!! Merigold, you are a GENIUS! I didn't even think about that. I was thinking that flat would be better. While I don't relish the idea of a seam in the hat, I suppose that it's better than driving myself battier by trying to do something that cant be done.
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