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Topic: How to crochet a kippah/yarmulkeh - please help!  (Read 798 times)
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« on: July 28, 2008 10:17:20 AM »

I know the very basics of kippah crocheting, but I really want to try to make a Dark Side of the Moon kippah for my boyfriend. Does anyone know any good sites where I might learn how to make something like this?:



Excuse the terrible illustration. I made it in about five minutes in MS paint. In the real version, the rainbow stripes would all be touching and actually look like, well, a rainbow.

Any help at all would be fantastic! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008 06:14:52 PM »

That's a very cool idea! I can't offer you much guidance, but my first thought is that you'd have to use really thin thread to get that much detail in. Am I kind of right in thinking that they'd normally be made with only about 15 rounds? I think you'd be hard pressed to get that much detail into such a small space...

There must be resources somewhere on the net for generating circular stitch grids... The closest I found is Knitpro's image generator, but that only works for rectangular grids...
http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008 08:39:07 PM »

Hmm, thanks.
I'm pretty sure it's more than 15 rounds. They're supposed to be big enough so that when you fold them in quarters, they cover at least three of your knuckles. If I can't find anyone to teach me how to crochet the pattern, I might try crocheting a plain black one and embroidering the design on, though I'd rather crochet the whole thing. Smiley
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