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« on: October 17, 2007 07:17:24 PM »

I hate hate *hate* crocheting in the round regular-joining style, I always have this humongous crooked seam that sticks out way too much Angry. So the solution? Crochet it in a spiral, and if I'm gonna do that, why not make it noticeably spirally! I used three different shades of gray yarn (where did those come from? I'm usually such a color freak, but what the heck, I also got a thing for gradients).

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It was weird working with three different skeins of yarn attached to one object, I kept having to shuffle them around Three Card Monty-style to keep them from snarling.

Finished product as modeled by my lovely assistant, Lamp:
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 07:18:54 PM »

sweet i like the colors Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007 07:29:24 PM »

Sweet! Hey, so the spiral way isn't the way that most people do it? Every hat I've made is a spiral style one...

This just blew my mind.

Oh, and your hat is gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 07:40:34 PM »

I love it! I adore hats and my FAVORITE color is gray! This hat couldn't fail.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007 12:32:40 AM »

I love this hat and am wondering how you made it, since I seem to have the same problem with crooked seams that you do.  Did you make the pattern up or did you get it from somewhere else?
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007 01:53:03 AM »

That looks really good. I've only had a brief go at doing spiral crochet, but I'd love to use it to make a hat. How did you do the increases? Just the same as normal?
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007 10:07:51 AM »

I always get lost when I do it, did you mark the rows or something?
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2007 12:11:40 AM »

I'm so glad people like it Grin this is my first Craftster crochet post and I *love* feedback.

I didn't use a pattern. I saw a tutorial  online for how to do the multicolored spiral shape (can't find it now, I think it might have been taken down), and I just turned it into a hat by adding hat-shaping increases.

You do increase like normal, but since you do all the colors simultaneously, it's more like each color makes up a third of the round, (I can try to explain more clearly or give better directions if that doesn't make sense). This actually helps me a lot not to get lost (I'm lazy and don't have stitch-markers) because this way, if you lose your place you only have to check back through one third of the round for the number of increases you've done.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2007 12:21:26 AM »

wicked. thats how i crochet all my hats... spirals are always the way to go...
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2007 07:50:45 PM »

It's great!  And I got a huge kick out of your lovely assistant.   Cheesy
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