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« on: December 08, 2005 02:07:53 PM »

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/cowladycc39/Picture010.jpg Here is the picture of how it turned out i did not have a pattern just the graph that the person on this board shared with everyone. What did i do wrong. The first time i tried to make it. it would of coverd his face so i tried again and it turned out too small.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 02:19:25 PM »

Well I think that you did a wonderful job on the skull!  Grin 
Sorry, I'm not much help with where you went wrong though.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 02:51:51 PM »

Usually when stuff doesn't fit I get really mad! Angry Then I find a baby to give it to and try again! Grin ...
I noticed the tutorial stated to make sure you make it big... my guess is this is a common problem with this pattern... as for the difference between the first one you did and the second... did you use all the same materials (hook, yarn, etc) and just not increase so much on the second one? I always have to check for size as I am going, I have made a ton of hats and not a single one ends up the same size as the last!!! I suggest you just go ahead and try again, practice makes perfect!!! Happy hooking!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 02:53:55 PM »

It kind of looks like you didn't make the top circle part big enough before you started the skull (which looks great, by the way). Try to work out a gauge swatch and then you should be able to figure out how many stitches/rows you'd need to fit the circumference/length of his head and then figure out how many rounds to do before you start the graph. It is a big pain, but it really works.

Or, you could always try starting it from the bottom and decreasing as you go up, like with knitted hats. I've only ever crocheted hats from the top down, but it certainly could be done the other way.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005 04:13:07 PM »

i had to do my hat like three times to actually get it to the right size.
but i usually make stop increasing my beanies when i get to 48 stitches
but for this one i stopped when i got to 60.. that way when i started the graph
and knew the stitches were gonna pull on it the hat wouldnt be too small.

at how many stitches did you stop increasing ?
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2005 05:18:25 AM »

dont know how many i stop at but thanks for telling me how many you stop at that will help me alot. I am working now on afghan for daughter for xmas then i will give the hat a try again thanks again Rhonda
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2005 08:38:58 PM »

I have a pattern for crocheted beanies that I always use.

ch 5 and join w/ sl st in first ch to form loop
r1: ch 3, dc 12 times in loop and join w/ sl st
r2: ch 3, dc twice in each dc around.  join w/ sl st
r3: ch 3, *dc once in next dc, dc 2 times in next dc* repeat from star around.  join w/ sl st
r4: ch 3, *dc once in next 2 dc, dc 2 times in next dc* repeat from star around.  join w/ sl st
r5-15: ch 3, dc once in each dc around.  join w/ sl st.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005 09:06:09 AM »

Thank virus will give it a try.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005 01:42:20 PM »

Or, you could always try starting it from the bottom and decreasing as you go up, like with knitted hats.

This might be the best way to go. It's a lot easier to measure around the head first. If the hat ends up being a little tall once you're done decreasing, it's not as much of an issue as a hat that won't fit around the head in the first place!

Crochetme Magazine has a pattern this month for a beanie worked from the bottom up. Maybe this will give you some ideas on how to modify your pattern.

Good luck!
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