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« on: December 06, 2007 05:52:42 PM »

I'm making a hat for a male friend.  I'm using Lion Wool, which calls for US8 needles, but I'll be using US7. 

I invented a top-down hat, but the top is too pointed for my tastes.  Something in me doesn't like bottom-up patterns, so I'd like to find a top-down pattern.  But I want a smoother top.  Is there a way to make the top-down hat less pointed?

Of course, if you have a bottom-up, very simple pattern that you really love, I'd love to take a look, too.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 09:22:58 PM »

try fewer/more spaced apart increases.  Find a free pattern online whose transition you like (whether top-down or brim up) and take note of the dec/inc style.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 09:32:08 PM »

« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007 02:56:26 PM »

If your increases are done many per round and in quick succession, that will keep the top flatter (so about 6-10 increases per round, every round for the first few rounds, then when you are happy with the size and flatness, the same number every other round, then when happy, you can move to the no-increases bit).

I really like Odessa for hats, it is my fallback pattern for hats and is really good for baby hats (no beads for babies and most men of course).

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