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« on: May 04, 2006 03:43:41 PM »

I'm being ambitious and this is my first project from the book. I"m taking it very slow, stitch by stitch and I can't imagine this coming out to look like a hat. For the first few rows, I'd get to the end of the directions and it seemed like I'd have to skip a lot of stitches to join the row I just made up with its beginning. I think I've got the concept of countin gstitches down, but for the last row I counted 35 instead of 38 that I should have...

So, here is the hat folded in half:


and here it is in a wonky angle shot:


am I on the right track? It would be nice to know before I continue... I mean, if I've already screwed up I'd like to take care of it now rather than later, you know what I mean?
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 07:19:31 AM »

I am on row 21 and mine doesn't have that pointy thing sticking up, if laid flat it should look more like a tear drop.




Mine looks a little weird because I had to do extra increases due to my gianormous head
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 01:56:04 PM »

I decided to frog it. I figured that If I was on the right track, the pointy thing would happen again... boy, was I ever wrong.

mine looks more like yours now, but I think I'm making it inside out... the inside is prettier than the outside, then again, I think i'm crocheting wrong... guess it just goes to show you that you can't teach yourself everything.

I'm gonna perservere though, even if it looks wonky... not everyone can make their own cowboy hat
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006 03:29:15 PM »

I totally think mine is inside out too!  I was think the same thing, I will persevere, and if worse comes to worse just frog it and use the cotton for a skirt Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006 05:20:34 PM »

hey guys:
i hope you guys realize that you are *not* working back and forth in rows when you're making the top of the cowboy hat (which is kind of a droplet shape), but instead you are working in rounds. So, you make your chain first, then work sc into it to the end, *turn the corner* and work your way back to the beginning. the increases on one side of the droplet are going to be like the increases in a circle (if you tried the test one in the book you'll understand what i mean; if not, make a circle as a test run to see how that works so you can get used to the idea), but the increases on the other end are like the increases in a triangle. the parts in the middle are the straightaway -- think of it like a fancy kind of go-kart racetrack. i hope that helps! good luck.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 10:04:28 PM »

its starting to look a lot more hat-like... I think there's a bunch of typos in the pattern so I decided to adopt the following mantra:

I am smart, I am hot, I have a degree and can make the perfect cappuccino. I am better than this pattern. If its not how the book says, well... I'm gonna make it the way I think it should be.

So, I quit trying to count stitches (which made it a lot easier) and kinda figured my own way around. I'm up to the "cluster" part now so there's no turning back

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006 07:18:01 AM »

I need to use your mantra, I got to the end, and i guess i increased weird because it was totally crooked, so I frogged and am going in for round 2!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2006 04:02:31 PM »

I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty

i hate this pattern. I can't make that damn cluster look good... what the hell is a "leg." I know what it is for knitting... i keep looking in the index under "leg" and other synonyms... but I can't find anything in the book about it

I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty
I'm smart and pretty
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