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SomethingSweet
« on: November 23, 2009 12:19:34 PM »

Hey everyone,

I'd like to make a strawberry hat like this one, and I'm hoping to get some advice from you more experienced knitters about how to do the seeds.  Since they are fairly widely-spaced, should I just carry the yellow yarn along behind, or do something like sew a knit stitch over the stitches where I want seeds to be, afterwards (as per the "fixing your mistakes" section in the first Debbie Stoller S&B book)?  What would you do?

Thank you very much!
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aman.called.pan
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 12:31:57 PM »

Do the seeds after you are finished with the hat.
You could definitely do it in duplicate stitch (A great explanation can be found here: http://www.purlbee.com/duplicate-stitch/)
It looks like the hat pictured has the seeds done similar to duplicate stitch, but with the v's elongated (two stitches long).
I would knit the hat and try a variety of methods for the seeds afterward. It's your hat, so do what looks nice to you Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009 02:09:44 PM »

Fantastic!  Thanks for your help, and the link!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009 03:35:23 PM »

Definently duplicate stitch.  For another example, it's what I used on my strawberry hat.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009 06:05:05 PM »

Your hat looks awesome!  Thanks for chiming in about the duplicate stitch as well.  Did you do them over 2 stitches as aman.called.pan suggested?
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009 07:48:06 PM »

I did not; each is a single duplicate stitch.  Another interesting pointer: I didn't tie off or weave in the yarn on the inside, because I didn't want a) knots against my head or b) white to show through where there weren't seeds.  Instead, the ends of each stitch (3/4" or so each) are just hanging out all wild and free on the inside, almost like thrums.  Possibly because of the texture of the wool used, not one has ever come loose.

I have just had a flash of genius  Thrummed mittens... which look like strawberries.  Red with white thrums and green cuffs.  I MUST MAKE THEM.
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