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[Feb. 15th, 2005|08:57 am]
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[magnummom]
I've finally gotten to the interesting part of the flat-top hat - doing the flat top. One triangle down, 5 to go. Will try to get a picture later, but it's really cool. I spent a few days staring at the pattern wondering how in the heck it could actually work, but once I started doing it, it all made sense. I *love* that about knitting. It just makes me want to do more and more.

If I ever knit this pattern again, however, I won't do the base in the round. The base of the hat is garter stitch. Garter stitch in the round = purling in the round every other row. Plain purling = slow = crazy Heather. Next time I will knit the base flat until the last two rows, then join it on circulars, finish the base, work the top on circs and seam the back. I should have enough yarn left over to do a second smaller hat, if it wouldn't look too goofy for baby and me to have matching hats, considering that baby is a boy.

Waiting on an order from thebeadshop.com. I had a really cool idea for a mother's necklace with all of our birthstones, and I'm antsy to get started on it.
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[User Picture]From: abigailvr
2005-02-15 11:40 pm (UTC)
Check out this hat. You start at the top, knit a flat circle in the round and then knit down for the sides. It's pretty cool.
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[User Picture]From: magnummom
2005-02-15 11:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's wild. Have you made it?

I think I'm going to attack Knitty's Coronet soon for my first stab at cables.
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[User Picture]From: abigailvr
2005-02-16 01:14 am (UTC)
Yep, I made it:
http://www.abigailvr.net/knitting/andyhat.jpg

I have one on the needles for Niels, but that Peace Fleece is itchier than most. I'm not sure if I'll finish it.

It's actually faux cables made by slipping one, knitting two, then passing the slipped stitch over. Dead easy! Then again I think real cables aren't that hard either, you just have to pay attention to whether you hold the stitches in the front or back. I made that Coronet as my first real cables and it turned out really well. I made it in cascade 220.
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