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CptnDenim
« on: October 26, 2011 11:19:08 AM »

The hat!



I got the pattern from knitty, here
 http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTbsjohnson.html

But I was afraid of picking up stitches (but not cables or short rows... I'm a strange one) So I made the  brim and the top of the hat separately, then joined them together with the sideways knit cables.



I liked not having to pick up 100 or so stitches, but I think the top of the hat is less stretch because of it. It wasn't a bad experiment, and the receiver loved it, so its a success. I think I'd do it differently next time though.

C&C, thoughts, and suggestions always welcome,

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011 11:32:00 AM »

Don't be afraid of knitting! Just jump in and do it! If you have trouble picking up stitches with a needle, try using a crochet hook, it works wonders.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011 12:14:10 PM »

Nice job on the hat! I want to try that one someday!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011 05:22:25 AM »

Gotta love B.S. Johnson! I, too, have had this pattern on the back burner for awhile, and also hate picking up stitches...I may have to try your version of this hat myself! And if there isn't quite enough stretch, well I'll just give it to my neice. She's little Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011 08:45:30 AM »

If I we to do it again, I would do a crochet/temporary cast on for the top Of the hat, then follow the directions as written. I do a lot of lace knitting now (I made the hat a while ago) and am more comfy with that knit of cast on. I've since figured out how to pick up stitches, I just feel that k2tog looks smoother, more knittyer.
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