Don't know if I should be annoyed or start over

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  1. tikva18

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    I'm making another hat for Tehila (crochet). I'm not using a pattern. The top of the hat is starting to cup a little. I don't know if I should start over or if I should just stick something heavy on it - like a refrigerator say :D - to see if that would flatten it. Or, maybe it's not major enough to make a difference - she is only 5 and it's only my 3rd hat or so.
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    are you intending it to cup there to that degree?

    You might need to fiddle with how often you are increasing to the the intended shape you want, i think. I am not a super crocheter or anything, I only know a few things and can't keep stitches straight very well. I haven't been able to do it since my arm yk, so I have to relearn all over other-handed.

    What color it it? Will you put up a pic when you're done?
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    I sat the mouse on it last night - lol. I've been fiddling with the increasing - it's now looking a little lopsided - grr. I'll put up a pic when I'm done. I"ll maybe even make a second one if this one is too stinky. It's a pale pink and will have gray as the accent color.
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    You'll need to change how you're increasing to get the shape you want. Are you working in single crochet or double crochet, or something else?
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    Single crochet - and I started over. Suggestions for increasing? I have to work very hard to not increase in a pattern - and then I still make apattern of not a pattern - if that makes sense. LOL. I think I need to learn how to be more random.
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    I dont know how to read a pattern and have always winged it when making hats. I usually rip it out and start over if its not looking right to me. needless to say it takes me a LONG time to make a hat sometimes :) lol
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    I guess I know how to read a pattern, but I'd rather make it up myself - which is what I'm doing. I think my issue is that I haven't done any crocheting in a long time.
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    I would start here and work out from there . . .
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    If it's single crochet, the first round should be 6sc and then increase 6 stitches for every round. So round 1 is 6, round 2 would be 12 (2 sc in each stitch), round 3 would be 18 (1sc, then 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc, then 2sc etc.), round 4 would be 24 (1sc, 1sc, 2sc) repeated and so on. when the circle that you're making is getting close to the right size, stop increasing and just continue to sc in each stitch. When you do that, it should really start to cup up into a hat shape. If you need the hat to be more fitted as you end, you can decrease 4-6 stitches over 1 or 2 rounds until it looks and feels right.
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    Thanks. I appreciate your specific advice. Here's that hat I made last time: [​IMG]
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    thats cute :)
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    beautiful!
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    The one you made last time is really cute!

    You might consider useing a pattern for a couple hats, till you get more comfortable with the increases, and then it might be easier to wing it on your own.
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    tried to edit my typo but it wouldn't save.
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    I don't know why I'm having such a hard time - anyway, I haven't had time to touch it; just dealing with sick kids - blah :( .
    Thanks for your kind words about her last hat - it's getting too small which was why I started a new one.
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    I hope your sick kiddos get better soon. Anyway, when you finish it up post a pic and show us!

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