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carmenosu02 03-12-2013 09:51 AM

knitted hat in the round
 
I am hoping someone can help. I have a pattern for a football helmet hat and it starts off in the round but when you start the stripes, you knit around then purl back. I end up with the non-stripe needles being taller than the needles where the stripes are. I have tried this pattern several different ways and am having no luck. I had someone look at it for me who has been knitting for years and she thinks something is wrong with the pattern. Would anyone be willing to look at it for me? I can email or fax the pattern. I would greatly appreciate it.

Carmen

suzeeq 03-12-2013 10:19 AM

Sounds like you purl looser than you knit. You can use a smaller needle for the purl rows and see if that helps.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 12:27 PM

When you start the stripes, do you then knit the rest of it flat?

carmenosu02 03-12-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1371933)
When you start the stripes, do you then knit the rest of it flat?

That's the thing. You start off in the round but when you start the stripes you stay on the DPNs. So I don't understand how to join it so it makes a hat. He has no instructions except to knit around then purl back.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 01:40 PM

Does your pattern have a name or can you link to it? Seeing what you're working on would be helpful.

carmenosu02 03-12-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1371938)
Does your pattern have a name or can you link to it? Seeing what you're working on would be helpful.

http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/im...HatPattern.pdf

I hope you can help. It says two balls of orange, but then you start with orange, do the brown/white/brown color change then use ball 2 of orange, then do color change again and then use orange again, but have already used the two balls of orange.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 03:28 PM

Interesting pattern. I'm puzzled as to why change to knitting flat but I'm not experienced with knitting a pattern such as this. I'm sure the more experienced knitters will have better input for you. I'd probably say, huh?, and continue in the round...and maybe regret it.

suzeeq 03-12-2013 03:53 PM

I think it's knit flat for the stripes because it's like an intarsia pattern - the strips are vertical, not horizontal.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carmenosu02 (Post 1371937)
That's the thing. You start off in the round but when you start the stripes you stay on the DPNs. So I don't understand how to join it so it makes a hat. He has no instructions except to knit around then purl back.

You'll have to seam the part that's knit flat.

Thanks, suzeeq, not having done intarsia I didn't get it!

salmonmac 03-12-2013 04:55 PM

Very nice pattern. When you knit in the round, you're always knitting a spiral so the end of the round is always higher than the beginning of round. Apparantly you can still see this difference when you start knitting the stripes flat. Don't worry about it. When you finish and seam, this won't be noticeable.


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