Two Color Hat

Hi y'all,

I've logged onto this site every day for over a month now and am loving it. I've been inspired by many of the projects I've seen and have knitted up many of them after reading and seeing them.

I do need help though. I am knitting the brioche hat from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick, desinger of the hat is Wendy Easton. It's on page 66 of the book and here's my problem. In the Crown rounds, specifically Crown Rnd 2, the instructions are confusing cause the stiches I have on my needles are not the same as described in the book.

Has anyone else had difficulty with this pattern? Help a new guy out, I'd really like to finish this hat so I can knit another one. It's really an amazing looking hat.

Regards, David


MMario's picture

Well David, what do you have on your needles, and what are the instructions for the round? That information might give us a clue as to what is going on...

(not that I normally have a clue - but I'm always being told to get one...)

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dwerthe's picture

I'll try to decribe it. Crown rnd 2: The instructions say continue in brioche pattern as established until you come to 2 D sts (D=color1) and sl 1 as if to purl yf, yo, sl1 as is to purl yb. That's fine and works but when I continue after dealing with the 2 D sts, I find that I have to adjust the brioche pattern cause the sts on the needle donn't look the same as they did before I started the Crown rnd. There are single sts missing. So I have to ignore part of the brioche pattern instructions to get it to work. I know it's probably really hard to understand without knowing the pattern, but I thought I might find someone who knitted this hat before.

Does that explain it a little better?

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