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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009 07:40:45 AM »

I agree with ninjanator, you probably just need more stitches in the begnaing to make it less pointy, I recently had that problem cause I'm so use to doing Ami's and starting out with only 6 stitches in the beginning I tired to do a g hook hat that way and WOW was it crazy lol but I frogged it and restarted with 12 stitches and all was gravy. Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009 10:32:55 AM »

I would suggest relaxing while you crochet. When I first started, I was always very tense and held the needle too night. Also, nexstitch.com has some great videos.
Another thing is that finding a pattern that uses double crochet usually ends up with less-pointy results because it is a more open stitch.


This type of may not be the specific style you are going for, but the basic crown that she uses for all her hats is a double crochet style that turns out wonderfully. I used to just use her crown, and then double crochet all the way down to make a simple beanie.

Hope that all helps!

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009 11:29:25 AM »

I just want to say that second picture of you is soooo cute!  It made me smile.

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009 05:05:52 PM »

hahaha! I think it looks awesome, like the beginning of a gnome hat.  Grin You should make alittle more of it and see how it fits you then. you might actually like it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2009 05:35:10 PM »

Dude. My first, like six hats were pointy too.... Don't stress. You'll get it, any of the videos and explanations posted by previous craftsters will help. I couldn't have learned without internet videos, haha!

Meanwhile I have six pointy, multicolored, novelty eyelash yarn crooked.... elf hats lurking in the bottom of my yarn basket. Sometimes I put them on the cat, shhh.

Good luck!! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2009 08:46:21 PM »

I just want to say that second picture of you is soooo cute!  It made me smile.

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