Sunday, November 27, 2005
Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch Hat Modifications
Top Down Hats!
Several knitters have emailed me or sent links to hats made from the top-down pattern I posted last week.
Tara made cute one for her local homeless shelter.
And Joanna used the pattern to make four adorable preemie hats.
If you don't like the slightly pointy top (which, personally, I think is kinda cute), you can easily make more of a pillbox shape by increasing more quickly at the top. Here's how I would do it:
- Grab a set of 5 double-pointed needles and a yarn you love.
- Cast on 8 stitches using Emily Ocker's cast-on.
- Divide the stitches evenly over 4 double-pointed needles (2 on each needle).
- Follow the rest of the instructions exactly as written.
If you use this alternate method, you'll be increasing 8 stitches each round instead of 6. It makes a flatter top.
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