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Topic: A Parade of Hats, to take to the Calais Refugee Camp (picture huge!)  (Read 1480 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2016 11:07:06 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2016 11:15:28 AM »

Ah, wow! Thanks y'all  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2016 07:13:02 PM »

If your cables are too tight it is a problem with your tension try going up needle sizes on a tension square until you get the results you want
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2016 08:20:39 PM »

Thanks for trying to help! When I used bigger needles I got obvious holes on the cross-overs though, like I mentioned (and of course the whole rest if the hat was massive) - any thoughts??  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016 12:16:28 PM »

Thanks for trying to help! When I used bigger needles I got obvious holes on the cross-overs though, like I mentioned (and of course the whole rest if the hat was massive) - any thoughts??  Smiley
Acouple things I've learned about cables:
Using a smaller needle (maybe even a couple sizes smaller, depending) for the ribbing might help with the fit (unless you already tried that and it didn't).

The holes will happen (and honestly, they're hardly noticeable in the picture), but practice helps.

When you do all of the crossing on the same row, it makes the hat so much tighter than if you cross on different rows. For example, I like to cross every other cable on the same row, and then several rows later, I cross the rest of the cables. Does that make sense?

One very important thing I've learned is that blocking cables really makes a difference. Sometimes a hat will feel really snug, and a good blocking will fix it. Plus, it just makes them look that much prettier.
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016 01:53:24 PM »

Thanks for the tips! I'll definitely try moving done of the crosses to other rows in the future, that's a great idea
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017 08:05:37 PM »

I would have never thought of that! They're all gorgeous hats.
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