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« on: December 20, 2011 08:36:14 PM »

Hey everyone I need help!! I'm trying to make a hat for my niece but everything i crochet in the round seems to come out looking really weird and flat and the hat looks like a placemat or something I'm following the instructions but its still not working!!! Any tips are welcome thank you!!!
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mouser882
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011 02:22:07 AM »

Ok, first, I am not an expert and I haven't done much in the round lately!

How far have you gone in it? It may be that it just starts out flat to allow for head room and gets vertical later. I'm assuming that you're starting at the crown (I've gone the other way! That's how I made the hat that was my first crochet project - I kind of find it easier).

When crocheting in the round, it stays flat if you continue increasing many times in each row (when you increase too many times in each row, it gets wavy and can't sit flat). When you go around with no increases at all, it switches abruptly to vertical (like a cylinder). With a hat, where you sort of want it to go diagonally, you have to increase just the right amount of times per row all along.

I find it easier to figure things out when I don't use a pattern, as then I have to know how everything works and comes together to make what I want to make, so my advice comes from that perspective. If it's coming out too flat past where it should for the top of the head, work some rounds with fewer increases in them than the instructions call for. If you're not comfortable with making it up as you go along, then I'd recommend trying another pattern and seeing if it comes out any better. That should let you know if you're misunderstanding an instruction or if it's the pattern that's not working.

Dunno if that will help, but thought I'd try! Good luck!
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