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Amphigorey
« on: August 16, 2005 02:14:19 PM »

I made this hat trying to copy a straw hat that I had.  Although, I couldn't figure out how to eliminate the gaps every time I started a new row.


When I pin up the sides I have a little cowboy hat. (credit my sister for that idea  Smiley)


I don't remember what size crochet hook I used for this beanie, but it was one of the large plastic ones.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005 02:33:14 PM »

Ooh! I like the hat pinned cowboy-style!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005 02:40:54 PM »

The cowboy style is genius! I'm in love  Tongue The beanie's awesome, too. I've got to get crochet down! Good work  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005 03:44:19 PM »

That cowboy hat is sweet! 
To get rid of those large gaps, you can work the hat without starting new rounds: 
instead of doing a ch.2 at the beginning of each round and a sl st. in first ch of ch. 2 at the end, you can just crochet around. This way, the first stitch of the next round is worked directly above the first stitch of the last round... it makes a spiral, and no gaps.
Does that make sense?
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2005 05:29:47 PM »

Ohh I LOVE the coyboy style one!! Did you use a pattern? or do you have a tutorial to share? I would LOVE to make one of those.
 Happy Crocheting,
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005 11:43:26 AM »

 Smiley I didn't realize how popular the cowboy style would be!

Thanks beatnik_chick, I don't know why I didn't just crochet in the round, but I definately will from now on.

ncmurray512 - I didn't use a pattern, but I can attempt to explain how i did it.

Attempted tutorial:

I started out like I was making a beanie.  I think I used double crochet (I used the same stitch for the whole piece).  I would crochet in the round as beatnik_chick suggested to eliminate the holes, but mark the beginning of your rows. 

When you get to about where you would end the beanie, or a row or two above that (just wherever you want the brim to start), start your next row by crocheting two in each stich all the way around.

Next row crochet one in each stitch all the way around. 

For my last row I crocheted one in all but three stitches.  The three stitches were spread out an uneven number apart from eachother and I crocheted two in each of those (so I don't know if they are really necessary).

I think I ended up with about 15 rows total.

When it's finished put it on and push up the brim on each side until it looks like a sitisfactory cowboy hat. I just pinned it up with bobby pins.

I hope this helped.  If you have any questions, please ask as I might be able to better explain.  If you make one please let me know how it turned out!

Thanks again for the positive feedback. Smiley
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ncmurray512
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005 02:06:07 PM »

Oh Thanks!! I will definently be making one of these in the near future. I'll have to get more yarn tomorrow. What size hook did you use?
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Amphigorey
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2005 04:18:32 PM »

I can't remember what size hook I used but it was probably an I/9-5.5 mm hook or around that size, maybe a bit bigger or smaller?  Hoped that helped.

Definately post a picture when you're done if you can.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005 03:32:40 PM »

Loving the cowboy hat look - you should have sent in your picture to a magazine to get it published.

Anyway - as for the gaps - instead of doing your chain 2 at the beginning of the next round, do a chain 2 and then a single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook (which would be the first chain you made) that makes a dc looking stitch.  I use it all the time and it hardly shows.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2005 09:32:19 AM »

Thanks craftydeb, I'll have to try your way of eliminating the gaps.

You know, I hardly ever buy crochet magazines, so I didn't even think of that.  I am on craftster so much that I love any opportunity I can get to contribute or share on here.  Thanks for the compliment!
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