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« on: May 30, 2004 09:57:21 PM »

(please bear with me, I pretty much have no clue what I'm doing)

So.. I kind of taught myself how to crochet last summer. I say kind of because pretty much everything I've made...hasn't really turned out. I've made a few purses, nothing too special. I tried to make myself a hat and failed miserably.

It's almost summer again, and I had another go at the hat thing, but I still cant get it. I used the instructions here http://headhuggers.org/patterns/cpatt03.htm . The part where I keep messing up is where it says "12 dc in ring"... I'm not entirely sure what that means. I know DC means double crochet, but what does the "in ring" part mean? I assume it means..around the ring.. but.. oh, I'm so confused..

Ah, any simple explanation of these instructions would be nice. Or could anyone point me to some sort of visual tutorial online?

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004 11:01:20 PM »

im trying to learn to crochet myself, and also failing! hehehe i think it might be 12 dc into the ring? im sure i havent been of help but at least i tried! lol
good luck!

« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004 12:42:20 AM »

It does mean around the ring. You basically treat the whole ring you've just created as 1 loop. When you've joined up the ring with a slip stitch, go under it (on the inside of the ring) with the hook and pull up the thread, then go over it to finish the stitch and the loop you've just made will be on the 'outside' of the ring. repeat.... I find it really hard to read instructions, but sometimes all you have to do is NOT think about it and just do exactly what it says. Good luck!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2004 12:40:26 PM »

Do you have any crochet books?....the only way I ever could have figured out crocheting in the round is by looking at diagrams.
I agree with scandibird too...if you think about moves sometimes it really makes things harder. 
My only piece of advice to this particular pattern is to "mark" the beggining of each new row with a safety pin, it may make row differentiation easier for you. I find that works well, otherwise the rows tend to blend together and the pattern is more difficult to follow...    Good Luck     ~M

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2004 04:03:16 PM »

Ok, so I gave in because I know how frustrated I get when I can't figure the instructions out.
Hope it helps!  Smiley And don't mind the crap explanation, just follow the pics...

1. Your 1st round of chains joined with a slip stitch

2. Put the hook through the ring, pull thread back up

3. Pull thread through the 2 loops you now have on your hook

4. done. 1 SC in ring!

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2004 08:07:53 PM »

aaah!! that would be SO helpful if i could see the pictures. ah well, i dont have time to crochet right now, anyway. Finals. Hopefully I'll be able to see the pictures in three days...

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2004 11:38:21 AM »

i am hving problems with this pattern too, lol i think i read the pattern right, but by 6-7th round, its quite small.....any suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2004 11:55:22 AM »

It looks to me like rows 5 through 12 should be 48 double-crochets around since you don't increase after the fourth row.  To make the hat larger, you would repeat row four (as many times as necessary) before moving on to row five.

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2004 09:47:11 AM »

The size of the hook also matters, a smaller hook could equal a smaller hat.  When I make hats, and I do often... I use an "I" size hook for the average gal size head (but I have very short hair,  If you have more hair I might use a "K" hook.)

« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2004 09:42:11 PM »

Hello. lets see if I can help...  says here chain 5 then join with a slip stitch .  That is your ring .... Then chain 3   and 12 double crochet inside your ring....(darn lost your pattern)
ok then join to top of first chain right , chain 3 again and 2 double crochet in each and so on?    There is a great site to show you stitches it taught me how to do some. It has video of a person doing the crochet stitches you will find it here.
hope that helps
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