My granddaughters requested new hats this year (they’ve outgrown the ones I made last year) so I’ve run up a couple of them. Now I’d like to “duplicate stitch” something on the hats in a glow-in-the-dark yarn …maybe hearts, stars, or flowers. I think I understand how duplicate stitch works but I just cannot come up with a pattern to use for any of the items I would like to add to their hats.
I don’t want anything complicated. Just a simple heart or a five point star or five petal flower that I can add to the hat on the stockinette, after the ribbing and before the decreases start. I’ve figured out that the hat is 140 stitches in circumference and there are 15 rows of stitches between the ribbing and the decreases. I’d like to put about 6 repeats of the pattern around the hat, which would (I think) mean that each repeat would be a maximum of 21 stitches wide and 15 rows tall which would leave 2 or 3 stitches between each repeat. But I just can’t seem to make a nice looking pattern that will fit within these parameters. I’m not surprised that I can’t as I’m not very artistic. But my patterns all look very jagged, since you have to use full stitches and can’t use half stitches like you can in cross-stitch patterns.
Anybody have advice or existing patterns they’d like to share?