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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want a hat, not a disk!! on: March 27, 2009 03:15:07 PM
I've done two non-increasing rounds.  The two times that I've gotten this pattern to work, the curl was visible after the first non-increasing round, so I don't think it could be that.  Thanks, though!

What I'm wondering is if I'm maybe joining the rounds incorrectly?  Or, am I increasing too slow or too fast?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: babydoll dress! on: March 27, 2009 03:05:00 PM
This pattern was what made me buy the Crochet Me book this was in, even though I'm nowhere near to being able to make something like this..

It looks so great on you!!  It fits perfectly!

I definitely want to make this sometime in the future Cheesy
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I want a hat, not a disk!! on: March 26, 2009 10:21:10 AM
I'm trying to make a simple hat with fpdc/bpdc (to make it chunky/thick) and I'm having problems getting the hat to curl up when I'm done expanding it.  For the increasing part, there's no bpdc.

This is how I'm increasing:

To start: Chain 3, sl st to join.
Round 1: Ch 1, 12 hdc in center of ring, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (12)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each hdc, join with sl st in top of first fpdc. (24)
Round 3: Ch 1, fpdc around first fpdc, *fpdc around next fpdc, 2 fpdc around next fpdc* around, join with sl st in top of first fpdc. (36)
Round 4: Ch 1, fpdc around each of the first two fpdc, 2 fpdc around next fpdc, *fpdc around each of next two fpdc, 2 fpdc around next fpdc* around, join with sl st in top of first fpdc. (48)
Round 5: Ch 1, fpdc around first fpdc, 2 fpdc around next fpdc, *fpdc around each of next three fpdc, 2 fpdc around next fpdc, *around to the last two fpdc, fpdc around each of them, join with sl st in top of first fpdc. (60)

These rows are out of a pattern book I'm using, but I don't want to keep increasing like the book does.  I just want to start my own pattern from here.  I've stopped increasing, and I'm just crocheting one to one.  The pattern I want is:

Rounds 6-end: 4 fpdc, 2 bpdc

However, when I do this, the hat doesn't curl up, it just lies flat and I get a circle that's bigger and bigger and bigger.  I am certain I'm not increasing--I count the stitches at the end of every round, and I keep having 60 stitches, no more.  My tension is the same throughout.

I've made this hat successfully twice before, and each time I had the same problem but eventually it worked out....but I never knew what I did differently, it just worked!

If anyone has had this problem or can tell where I went wrong in the pattern, please let me know!  Thanks a lot Smiley
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