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dbh2ppa
« on: August 06, 2007 09:25:59 AM »

Hi!!!!... I'm so excited ^^ Yesterday I went and bought some circular needles and thought... What shall I do with this? So I made this hat, even if I've never made anything but scarves before (First hat I ever made, worked without a pattern, I'm proud of myself ^^)
SO... what do you think? Any advice? (BTW, my camera's shitty, so the pics aren't all that good, but I couldn't wait to get a better camera to post it, I'm just too excited).
(It's a little big on me, I gotta learn how to measure Tongue)




I don't know how do people manage to take pictures of knitted stuff... I had to stuff my hat with my octopus so it could keep it's shape ^^
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IntrepidYarn
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 09:44:03 AM »

Looks good ! Congrats for your first hat !
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april_cocaine
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 11:01:31 AM »

It looks much better than my first hat! What yarn did you use?
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prettyfloralbonnet
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007 12:28:52 PM »

Your first hat and without a pattern?  I'm terribly impressed.  I'd really love to make one like it, any chance you remember how you did it?  (I, for one, need a pattern!)

*applauds*
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dbh2ppa
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007 03:00:01 PM »

It looks much better than my first hat! What yarn did you use?

Thanks ^^ I'm not sure exactly what yarn it was... I think it was some 50% acrilic, 50% poliamide cheap "Polar" brand yarn... Wouldn't wanna waste good yarn on an experimental hat ^^

Your first hat and without a pattern?  I'm terribly impressed.  I'd really love to make one like it, any chance you remember how you did it?  (I, for one, need a pattern!)

I kind of take a mathematical approach to knitting, hope this is clear enough...
Measure your around your head (From the middle of your forehead to the back of the neck, or wherever you want the hat to end) and call this number X, and measure the distance from the same points, only vertically (Not around but over the head?) and call this number Y.

So, calculate how many stitches make X and cast on 90% of them on a 16" circular needle, knit a 2x2 ribbing of about 1 1/2 inches, then increase to 100% and:
1: knit all
2: knit all
3: *p1, k3 repeat from* until end of row
4: knit all
5: knit all
6: *p1, k3 repeat from* until end of row
7: knit all
8: knit all
9: purl all
Repeat from 1 to 9 as many times as needed.
when you reach 20% of Y, start decreasing 3 stitches every row numbered 1,4 and 7 (I used a k2tog decrease) That is, every third row.
Continue on decreasing until you reach 50% of Y, knit two more rows, close all stitches, bind off leaving about 10 cm of tail.
*If you reach a point where reducing the amount of stitches would make the piece too small for the circular needle, stop decreasing and just keep knitting until 50%Y is achieved, I think that should work)

Say the number of stitches left is N, then sew:
Stitch number 0 to stitch number N/2
Number N/4 with stitch 3N/4
Number N/8 with stitch 5N/8
Number 3N/8 with stitch 7N/8
(I'm sorry for this, but I don't know how to say it in words Cry... any help with my wording would be really appreciated ^^)
And that's it!

Anyway, what do you think of those instructions? Too complicated? Too weird? Any comments would be appreciated ^^
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