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« on: April 17, 2010 10:56:42 PM »

I had a request from a friend to create a slouchy beanie.  I had no idea what I was getting myself into!  For some reason or another (i.e. my inability to read pattern instructions) I ended up just wingin it and making my own.

Turned out okay!  It's a little too wide, but I've unwound and re-crocheted this project way too many times now.  That was so hard and frustrating!!  I just have my fingers crossed that it will fit better on my buddy's head since he's bigger than me haha

I've already started another beanie for myself, but in solid green.  Hoping to improve the pattern a little bit.  Why do I always have the impulse to make beanies right as the weather is changing?

If anyone can help me- The beanies have this habit of...growing.  The width is always increasing.  I don't think I'm 2dc to create a bigger diameter... but I don't know what's going on!  I decrease a stitch here and there to keep it from growing, but does anyone have a better suggestion?

« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 12:49:16 AM »

I'm sure he's gonna love it! I like it a lot! No idea on your q. though - I have never crocheted a hat...
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010 01:56:02 PM »

Are you working in rows or are you going round and round with no joins?  If you're working in rows, you might be accidentally increasing at the beginning or the end of the row.  Counting the stitches each round should help prevent that.

At any rate, it's a very nice hat.  I may have to make myself a rasta hat before Tuesday.   Wink

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 07:24:18 PM »

Thank you Veri!

Fluffybaka- I start a new row every time around... I didn't even realize you could crochet 'round!  haha  I figured it would come out funny looking, thank you for the inspiration to give it a go next time!  As for the adding, your probably right, I have a hard time determining where to dc when it comes to the end of the row and the beginning of the next o.o
I hope you like your hat if you decide to make one!  Cool

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