I challenge any crocheter to work this...

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Jen4, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Yours turns out. I need to know if I did something wrong, or is this just a messed up pattern? I check my gauge and its right. I measured my head and its 22" and this cap is wayyyyyyyy to big, it does not hug your head [​IMG]

    Crochet head-hugger cap

    crochet hook: 5.5 mm (US 1-9)
    Yarn needle

    To fit 22-23" head

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    Gauge: 11 double crochet = 4"; 7 rows = 4" in double crochet. Check your Gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.

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    Finished Circumference 21"

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    HAT

    Chain 4, join with st to from ring.

    ROUND 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), work, 11 dc into ring, st to first dc to join - 12 dc.

    ROUND 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, st to first dc to join - 24 dc.

    ROUND 3: Ch 3, 2dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from*, st to first dc to join - 36 dc.

    ROUND 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from *, st to first dc to join - 48 dc.

    ROUND 5: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * st to first dc to join - 56 dc.

    RNDS 6-14: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, st to first dc to join.
    Fasten off.

    FINISHING:
    Weave in ends

    * Sounds easy... but mine sure didnt turn out the way I was thinking it would!
     
  2. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Heres what mine looks like so far...........

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  3. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Doing the math......

    (56 / 11) x 4 = 20
    ( 56 total stitches divided by 11 stitches times 4 inches (guage) equals 20+ inches)

    ......it should work.

    Checking math......
    The gauge works out to be 2.75 stitches per inch. Divide 56 total stitches by 2.75 and it equals 20.36 inches....

    ...... which should stretch to fit on your 22 inch head.




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    Aw cripes, now Im gonna have to try it.
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Please , please, please make one... its driving me crazy! This big purple bowl is wayyy to big for any of our heads, my husband just tried it on and this is what we did... [​IMG]

    I'm going to try it again to see if I did something wrong...............
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Okay, in spite of a few interruptions, Im now on row 6 so I'll know in a few more rows how the size is, but I may not get to finish it until after I come back from dinner.
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Did you check your gauge before you began?
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    eggchel - ok, good. If you can could you post a pic of your when your done.

    saddina - my gauge is right... I think I know where I MESSED UP... I did something wrong.

    I made another cap and its alot better than the 1st one. But I want it tighter, I may have messed up on it too.. so tomorrow I'm going to try again and again and again until I get this right. Its such an easy pattern and it makes me [​IMG] that I'm doing something wrong.

    I'm sorry pattern its not you.... its me [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi, I finished mine and it measures 20 inches at the opening. That would stretch to the 22-23 inch head size easily.

    Count how many stitches you have per row in rows 6-14.

    If you have more than 56 stitches then you have too many.

    If the number of stitches increases in each row then most likely you are adding an extra stitch just before joining the end of each round.

    If the number of stitches is consistent in rows 6-14, then most likely you made an error in the increases somewhere in rows 1-5.
    My guess would be row 4.

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  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Awwww yours looks pretty! Thank you so much for doing this for me [​IMG] I think on my 1st hat the 4th row got me... cause on my 2nd hat I caught myself messing up on that roll. I've messed up somewhere on the 2nd hat too. I'll keep working at it til I get it right.
     
  10. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    eggchel

    Ok... this morning I got up and and undone my 2nd hat and started over, I was adding to rolls 6-14... I see how thats easy to do. So I counted every stitch and was very careful not to add... I've counted and counted to make sure everything is right... my gauge is right and everything but I'm still coming out alittle big, mine measures 22 inches at the opening, so something is still wrong... do you think it could by my hook? I'm going to do another one and use a smaller hook to see what happens. [​IMG]

    Thanks again for all you help! [​IMG]
     

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