Edges of Madness!

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Oook…seriously, I’m going to make a hat next. I just wanted to try one more swatch to see if I could keep the edges from decreasing. I did a single crochet stitch to the very end this time and I think this is how it should look…right?

I’m gonna eat a pumpkin donut and try not to freak out on my hooks now.

PS: Why is it only Tuesday?! I thought it was Wednesday when I woke up and was all excited cause tomorrow would be Halloween. Arrrrrrgh! (You can’t see it but I’m totally making angry zombie jazz hands of doom and anger right now. Might be why my stitches aren’t coming out correctly…)

 

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3 thoughts on “Edges of Madness!

  1. You did it! it looks perfect 🙂 hats are typically crocheted in the round…are you doing yours that way? if you are I’ll give you a couple of tips about joining the rounds

    Another good starter project – when I was teaching my friend I had her make a washcloth in this repeating pattern:

    Ch desired number of stitches, turn
    Row 1: sc in each stitch across, turn
    Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in 2nd st and in each st across, turn
    Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in 2nd st and in each st across, turn
    Row 4: Repeat row 2
    Row 5: Repeat row 1

    Repeat rows 1-5 until desired length is achieved.

    That way she could get used to all the stitches before trying a bigger project.

    • Yay! Can’t thank u enough! I haven’t picked a hat pattern yet so I’ll have to look out for the round. I’ll be giving giving the washcloth a try first. 😃

      • ok, when you’re looking at patterns, see if they say they are worked in continuous rounds, or if they have a join at the end of each round.

        If you work a round and then join the last stitch to the first stitch, and then chain like you’re starting a new row and work the next round, you will get a somewhat noticeable seam where the joins are. To avoid that, most hat patterns are knit in continuous rounds, where you don’t join at the end of the round, you just keep going round and round in a spiral until you get the height you want.

        either way, stitch markers are critical to mark the beginning of the row – remember to use split ring markers that can be removed from the stitch once worked! the normal ring markers you use for knitting will get stuck.

        When you work in continuous rounds you may find that the “beginning” stitch of each row tends to move around the circle a bit as you go….that’s normal, not a mistake. I’m not sure why it does that, but it does. So where you end up may not be in line with where you started. You may find it helpful to leave your markers in place on each row so that you can see that movement.

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