Down To The Finish!

Hey Guys,

Yes, still alive.

I have a question. I'm finishing up "Half Dome" off of Knitty and I'm seaming it up with a mattress stitch. My question is, when I come to the rolled edge do I reverse to the wrong side? That sounds logical.

It may sound stupid but I've never seamed a rolled edge before.

May that big Lone Star shine on you from afar....



Bill's picture

yes...reverse for the turn-up/roll.

kylewilliam's picture

that's a good question and I didn't think about that either - I'm doing that same hat right now - a secondary question would be is there a way to make up a hat like this so there's no selvedge edge on the inside of the seamed part of the hat?

I started this hat out of my quiviuk yarn (hooray) and I stopped before the decreases - I'm doing a second one now (kind of as practice) to make sure that I understand the pattern, etc. clearly - it seems to be turning out pretty well so far! :) make sure you take a picture of the hat for us, Chris - we wanna see how it fits! :)



It might be a little late now, and of course there's always next time...but if you follow the links to his website, there is a pattern for doing this in the round on yet another website. And then again maybe ya'll just prefer to knit flat. But still, its there. I did mine that way because I hate seams because mine always turn out bulky...the one I ever did anyway. I am new to knitting and don't like sewing. I like the project to be finished when I am finished knitting. A sweater is in my future though!


Tallguy's picture

Why would you be doing the hats in the flat anyway??? I don't get it.

kylewilliam's picture

if you read's blog you'll see his reasoning for making it "flat" - basically it has to do with his not wanting to do things in the round and always "knitting" - it's boring for some..

for me, I loved doing this "flat" so that I didn't have to fool with double pointed needles :) - although, now that I am hearing so much about the magic loop, I'm wondering if you can make a hat doing this technique..




TomH's picture

You could definitely knit the Half Dome hat using magic loop.

drmel94's picture

Because that's how the pattern is written, dearest. You and are of a mind on this one. We'd just adapt it to circular and to hell with seaming.

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brucedow's picture

Am in the middle of the same problem with the same pattern. This hat should be knit on circular needles -- but now that I'm here -- ready to seam it up -- what IS a reverse mattress stitch? Just picking it all up from the other side? * Duh! That would make sense! Ha!

Seriously, is that right?

brucedow's picture

Am going to get the yarn and try the hat again, on circular needles.

Am too blind (even with the "granny glasses") to pick up the stitches for the mattress stitch...

Bill's picture

Good to see you here, Chris...
we've missed you!

Thomasknits's picture
That one has one picture about the mattress stitch on the other side.

Chris, I saw your blog and wish I had any type of craftmanship like y'all did to do the arched thing over your fireplace.