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Sunday, November 05, 2006 

Problem Solved

Thanks to a suggestion from Mim about "just picking up the stitches." Now Phil can have his hat (which is good, because it is kind of too dark for my pasty self).

Please excuse the bad pics. Phil was sleeping after a hard morning of video games so I was flying solo.

Brim up.

Brim down.

The Phil woke up and I attacked him with hat and camera.

Here's how to make My Most Favorite Hat Ever.

You will need:

size 6 dpns or circs.

2 skeins Noro Kureyon.

Using a crochet cast on (seen in this pattern), cast on 95 stitches. Work in Jaywalker pattern until it measures 6 inches.

Then k5, k2tog for one round (not a perfect number, you will have some leftover).
k1 rnd.
k4, k2tog for one round.
k1 rnd. k3, k2tog for one round.
K 1 rnd.
k2, k2 tog for 1 rnd.
k 1 rnd.
k1, k2tog for one rnd.
k1 rnd.
k2 tog for as many rounds as you need to have about8 stitches left. Cut yarn and pull through to close top. Weave in.

Go back to bottom. It will be pointy. Starting at one of apexes (with hat right side up), pick up three of the stitches (the inverted point and one on either side) and knit them. In st st, go back and forth, picking up two stitches from the side each time (either one on each side or two every other). When you get to the bottom, so it is flush with the points, use waste yarn or stitch holders to keep live and move on to next inverted point. When all five are done, pick up all stitches with circs or dpns, and make a k2 p2 ribbing for as long as desired. Mine is about two inches.

I love this hat. I think I'll make one for me in a brighter Kureyon.

If someone decides to make it, please let me know if you adjusted it because I'd like to make it a slightly easier pattern.

Most excellent results. I'm glad it worked. If I looked at the picture and didn't notice that it wasn't Phil because I was trying to spot the fix, does that make me a bad Mim or a good knitter?

MM Mim

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