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femiknit
« on: September 15, 2006 04:41:18 PM »

Okay, I'm not going to CO freakin' 98 stitches on size 3 needles until I know that the crap the pattern means.

www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby_pixiehat.html

Can someone tell me when I'm actually supposed to decrease?  I've looked at this a thousand times and it's escaping me....


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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006 05:44:51 PM »

I just read the pattern and it sounds like you knit a square/rectangle shape, then fold the cast-off edge in half and sew it together to form the back of the hat.  There aren't any decreases. 

I took a small square of paper and folded one edge in half just to see, and it does make a bonnet shape of sorts.  I think this is how the hat is supposed to look, but you can't really tell from the photos.

I hope this helps!   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006 11:02:16 PM »

I think this is how the hat is supposed to look, but you can't really tell from the photos.

There is a link on the right in the second paragraph under the photo that shows more pictures of the hat, including lying flat before seaming.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby_pixiehat-layout.html

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006 03:31:05 AM »

I think the thing that confused me was when it said:

"Continue changing in this manner until there are no (k2,p2) sts left and you are totally working in a set of a band of k and p. Knit across once. Bind off."

That made it sound to me like you decreased.  I'm glad you showed me the link for assembling it.  It clears A LOT of things up for me. I don't really see how it's going to look like that in the end but I'm just going to follow the pattern and trust it.  I mean, I know how to knit and purl and that's basically all you have to do.

Thanks to both of you for your help!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006 05:46:27 AM »

There is a link on the right in the second paragraph under the photo that shows more pictures of the hat, including lying flat before seaming.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby_pixiehat-layout.html

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Diana

Oh duh!  I didn't see the link.  That would have made it easier!   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006 07:02:36 AM »

I made this hat for a friends baby, all the shaping comes from the ribbing and knit/purl rows.  It comes out really cute!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2006 01:46:26 AM »

Me too knitbit!

I have just finished this hat, and yes, it does seem a bit confusing. Just follow your instincts, and it will make sense.

It's very clever how the pattern turns out in the end, how the rows turn it into the shape of the hat. I'm adding a little strap to mine though, or it wouldn't stay on.
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