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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2006 08:13:28 AM »

What yarn did you use?  Did you use a double strand?

Also... the pattern calls for "floral wire" but there are a lot of gauges of wire.  What gauge did you use? I'm afraid I'll get something too light to hold the brim in place.

I used Sugar and Cream. I bought one of the big spools of it and it worked out fine, but I had to wind a bunch into a separate ball because I used a double strand.

I don't know the gauge of the wire I used. I just went to Michael's and picked up some floral wire and used a double strand of that, as well. I suggest getting some heavier wire than I got because my brim is pretty flimsy. Get something heavy or use enough strands of something not as heavy to accommodate the heaviness of the cotton.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2006 08:26:29 AM »

I tried to make this but decided it looked stupid and gave up. On the very top of my hat, the point seemed to vear (did i spell that right?) off to the side and the back seemed really poofy. I kept ripping out and starting over and it would always look like that. I finally just kept going thinking it would work itself out but I didnt really like it and quit when i was part way through the brim. yours look fabulous! did you have any trouble? I did use sugar and cream too so i don't think it was my yarn choice. I really really want this hat for a bluegrass festival i go to every year and I'm willing to try again since yours turned out so cute.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2006 10:25:18 AM »

I tried to make this but decided it looked stupid and gave up. On the very top of my hat, the point seemed to vear (did i spell that right?) off to the side and the back seemed really poofy. I kept ripping out and starting over and it would always look like that. I finally just kept going thinking it would work itself out but I didnt really like it and quit when i was part way through the brim. yours look fabulous! did you have any trouble? I did use sugar and cream too so i don't think it was my yarn choice. I really really want this hat for a bluegrass festival i go to every year and I'm willing to try again since yours turned out so cute.

Mine was sort of the same. I was wondering why the front point kind of veered off toward the left more and the back IS rather poofy (but thats so your head will fit because its supposed to sit more toward the back). Dont give up, though! I'd try again. There are plenty of things I'm not happy about with mine and I'm not sure I'll ever even wear it, but it was a good project to work on. Really easy. I'd try again..
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2006 06:37:27 PM »

Yeah that looks great!  Quick question, though.  Does anybody else have a problem getting the gauge right?  I can't get it quite right, I always end up with 14 st being 5 inches instead of 4 with any hook that'll actually catch both strands of yarn.  [ETA] I normally crochet super tight so I don't think that's the problem, though who knows, I'll keep trying.  I really want to make this hat!
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2006 06:59:28 AM »

well, maybe I'll just finish mine since yours turned out so good. I overly critical of everything I make so maybe its just me. Thanx vanilla, you've given me hope to keep trying!
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2006 06:56:24 PM »

I'm having some major issues with my gauge.... I got 11 sts/4" using the 6mm needle, and then again using a 4mm needle! I have no clue what's going on!
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2006 08:22:47 PM »

Yeah that looks great!  Quick question, though.  Does anybody else have a problem getting the gauge right?  I can't get it quite right, I always end up with 14 st being 5 inches instead of 4 with any hook that'll actually catch both strands of yarn.  [ETA] I normally crochet super tight so I don't think that's the problem, though who knows, I'll keep trying.  I really want to make this hat!

I really broke the rules and didn't do a gague swatch. I used the yarn and the hook that the project called for and got really lucky.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2006 12:07:18 AM »

Yours came out great! This hat is the reason I bought the book.  Only took me a few hours to make. The problem I had was with the back of the crown. The pattern says to mark the four increases and keep increasing in those spots. But that makes the increases get lopsided rather than stay evenly spaced around the back of the crown. I did mine the way it was written, but next time I will adjust the increases so they stay evenly distributed around the back of the crown. You can't really tell when I'm wearing it, but *I* know it's there and it bugs me.  Smiley

For the wire, I bought a fairly heavy wire in the bridal section of Joann's. Regular floral wire is way too thin, even double stranded, to hold up to the weight of a double strand of cotton worsted weight yarn. The heavier stuff worked fine.

You shaped yours a lot better than I have, though! I still need to do some manipulating to get it looking better.  Anyway, it was fun and I'm sure I'll make at least one more.  Smiley



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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2006 10:51:50 AM »

wow, your hat looks cool!  great job Smiley
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