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« on: February 21, 2011 03:19:53 PM »

This is my first time crocheting, and the pattern I am using says that DC stands for "Dopple Crochet". I thought it was supposed to mean "Double Crochet". I've Googled and can't find anything on "Dopple Crochet". Do you guys think they really mean "Double Crochet"? I am making an infant hat. I went ahead and assumed it was Double Crochet, but it only says to DC 12 and form a ring. I did that and 12 is way, way too short to be the circumference of a hat. I am using the exact things the pattern calls for. Size 5mm hook, & Bernat Soft Boucle Bulky 5 yarn.

This is the beginning of the pattern:
Chain 3
Row 1: Chain 3, 12 DC to form ring, connect with an SS

Can anyone help me out here? Thanks!!!!
Lynn
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011 03:33:10 PM »

That's... odd...

dc normally stands for double crochet.  If the pattern means something else, especially in this case because dc already has a meaning, they should really have described exactly how to do the special stitch.

Starting with 12 dc to make a circle is common, though. (However, the ch3 usually stands in for a dc, so... still a bit of an odd pattern...)

Usually hat patterns that use double crochet stitches start with 12, and then the next round has a lot of increases, usually to 24 stitches, and the next round might have more increases... each round that has increases contributes to the circumference of the hat, and the rounds after that probably won't have increases (just be "1dc into each dc") until you get the length you need.

Is the pattern online?  Can you provide a link?  Or is it in a book that someone here might have?
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011 03:39:04 PM »

Aha! See, I was thinking that I was starting with the rim of the hat and working my way up. That makes a lot more sense now. I'm going to assume that she does mean Double. Maybe Dopple means Double in another language?? I don't know. It's a pattern for a newborn hat off of Etsy, and it does go on in the next 2 rows to DC twice in one stitch. Thanks for helping me see the light!

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 03:41:04 PM »

Ah!  Yes, you're starting at the top of the hat and working down!  Be sure to post again if you run into any other issues. ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011 08:12:48 PM »

Maybe the dopple crochet is the double crochets doppelganger? Tongue
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