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« on: March 09, 2008 10:29:32 AM »

i'm working on berroco's dizzy and i can't seem to get my hat to look like the one on the mannequin on the site:
nor the pretty ones on ravelry:

the part of the pattern that's giving me the most trouble is as follows:
* K6, SSK, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, rep from * until piece measures approximately 5 1/2 from beg.

my question is: if there are two yarn overs, won't that produce two holes along the swirl part of the hat? that's what happened when i attempted this recently... Smiley i went on to knittinghelp.com and i'm doing the decreases properly...

i don't get it. please help!  Roll Eyes

« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 02:19:14 PM »

Looking at the pattern, you're supposed to remove the end-of-round marker and just keep going until it's the right length to start decreasing.  You should have two yarnovers separated by a knit stitch, with the two decreases compensating for it.

It looks as though because there are more stitches in the repeat than on the needles, the pattern will keep shifting the YOs over a few stitches so they form a spiral.  How many repeats did you do?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 04:10:49 PM »

If the pattern calls for YOs then it does make holes even if the picture doesn't show them.

« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 08:31:30 PM »

I started this hat just to see how it works. There are two holes from the yarn overs, but the second one tends to disappear into the stockinette bands. Once you know what to look for you can see them here and there in the close up of the back of the hat in the pattern. I'm thinking that once I'm done knitting and stretch this hat out the second holes will tighten up and they'll be hard to spot.

Whether or not this hat will fit me is something else, I might have to give it to a friend with a smaller head.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 03:41:09 PM »

thank you for your help!
i did about five rows of the lace pattern part, and another reason i stopped and frogged back was because i thought i might have dropped a stitch as well... it just wasn't looking quite right. i'll attempt again soon!
the advice about the YOs was helpful too. didn't think that it might just stretch out once it's done. i noticed the size of the hat was kind of small as well... Smiley i tried on the band when i frogged back to that point and it seemed like it was going to fit well, even though i have a slightly larger than normal head. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 09:14:11 AM »

I have a large skull too so I doubt this is going to fit me. But, since I'm doing it on two circs I can try it on, and it will fit and doesn't seem to want to creep up, so maybe.... I might have to make it longer to compensate for the extra stretching, I'll know when I get more done.

If it doesn't fit I'll give it away and make another. The pattern requires a multiple of 11 + 2 so I could always try it again with 101 stitches rather than 90.
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