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Subject: Knitting hat
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:59 PM ET
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I went into a store in Alaska and saw a very cute hat, but she didn't have a pattern . She said it was 5 rows knitting then 5 rows pearling. The cap had like rolls in it from these stitches but I am a beginner and I can knit and pearl but I definely need a pattern I don't begin to know what to do without a pattern so I was wondering does this seem familiar to any of you? I am gonna go online but we have slow mo which takes forever..Any siggestions???

 Anyone got a knitting for Dummies that want to get rid of, cause I think if not I may have to go buy one



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Date Posted: 9/28/2008 8:23 PM ET
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I have only made one hat and it was rather challenging. Normally you start with the brim of the hat and work your way to the top. When you get closer to the top of the hat, you will need to have at least 3 sets of double pointed straight needles to decrease the top of the hat to only a few stitches. i would definately get a pattern before I tried this.

Hope this helped a little.

Debi J.

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Subject: Hat pattern
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 11:04 PM ET
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Is this along the lines of what you were looking for? The different colors are because that is the kind of yarn she was using.

http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen/Noro_hat/Noro%20hat.htm

You will need to know how to use double pointed needles to do this hat, it looks harder then it is. And it works best if someone shows you & watches you at first. I haven't done the magic loop thing, so can't speak to that technique.

Now that you are a beginning knitter, go join Ravelry! You have to ask for an invitation, but they come pretty quickly now.

www.ravelry.com

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 9:48 AM ET
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You can also go to:

www.knittingpatterncentral.com

and click on the free knitting patterns directory. Has all kinds of free knitting patterns from all over the web.

 

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 11:35 AM ET
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Celina

I think that is it.Thanks so much. Have you ever made this yourself? Thanks everyone

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 8:04 AM ET
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That hat is cool! 

It's possible to make a hat using the needles that are on a loop.

One of my first knitting projects was a hat. I used the needles that are on the loop. My ex MIL taught me how to do it.  My son loved it. He wore it skiing in CO.  I was happy he wore it around his friends!

The only problem is, I can't for the life of me remember how I did it.  We don't talk anymore, so I can't ask her. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 9:56 AM ET
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Was it the Magic Loop method on circular needles?

I just learned how to do this by watching Youtube videos...Its great I'm knitting a sock now with the Magic Loop method.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 9:22 AM ET
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O'k what is the magic loop???

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Ok i googled the magic loop. Here's a good site :   http://www.purlwise.com/2003/12/the_handy_magic.html

I didn't use them that way, but those are the needles I used....connected with a plastic flexible cable.