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« on: July 10, 2007 09:54:56 PM »

My boy wanted a hat, and picked out his yarn, etc etc. I was looking through my HH book and thought the boy beanie would be excellent. But I'd never crocheted in the round before (except an ami, but that was the spiral) so I decided to test it in some scrap yarn. This is what happened:





I desperately need some help! I've tried it over and over again, and it always comes out with the little odd cone at the top. Could it be the tension? Maybe I pull it too tight?  Huh

It does make a great sombrero:



I'm at such a loss. Sad Thank you in advance if you can help me!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007 11:32:11 PM »

It looks like you need to rip back ( I know it sucks) and work more stitches into the beginning circle ( The chains slip stitched together to form the ring you crochet into to make the first round.) just add more stitches into this circle and it should be okay, if you add too many it wont lay properly and ripple.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007 07:17:42 AM »

Looks to me like you didn't increase evenly in the first couple of rows. A cone shape is usually what you get when that happens.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007 02:30:16 PM »

the stitches from the first row look alot bigger than the rest of the stitches. make sure u have the same guage throughout. Its also possible that ur not increasing evenly
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007 05:15:36 AM »

I'm making the same hat right now and I think that it looks like you are pulling to tightly at the top. Also are you maybe adding extra stitches into the slip stitch that joins the round? That was a mistake that I made a lot when I did my first round piece.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007 09:09:43 AM »

Ddi you do 2 stitches in each stitch for the second row? Most of the hat patterns I've seen do, but I can't quite tell in your pic. That could be it!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007 10:19:24 AM »

A big thanks to everyone!  Cheesy

I'm going to try all these things! Hopefully I'll be able to get a better test swatch(?) (test round) done, and then I can start on his actual hat.

THANK YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007 03:33:10 PM »

oh man! the first time i tried to make a beanie it came out like that too!! i was using red and green and it looked like a hot christmas mess! or some kind of weird elf hat...  i think my problem was not adding enough stitches at the beginning.

try again! youll get it! i wish i had a picture of my wonky hat, haha...
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007 08:57:32 PM »

I definitely am going to keep trying. It's frustrating. The yarn he picked out (not the crazy rainbow stuff) is crazy and I end up throwing it across the room. I think for this Christmas/birthday, he might just be getting a knit one.  Undecided I just hope I can get it eventually.
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007 11:07:25 AM »

Have you tried a different pattern? try ; http://members.aol.com/JSchlossma/4starc.html
i don't know what type of hat your after but i always use the starting rounds from this every time i make any hats. ( or at least the formula for stitches)

I hope that helps!
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