I have a similar question to this post.
I am also making a hat, but this pattern IS in the round.
I grew confused when I thought I knew what I was doing but clearly didn’t…
The pattern has about 14 rows for a brim knitting on separate needles, then you’re supposed to transfer the work to circular needles and knit, in stockinette, the remaining crown until it measures about 5". I thought everything was fine, but please tell me where did I go wrong.
First of all, when I transferred my stitches, did I do it backwards?
I passed all of my stitches from my left loaded straight needle to my right needle on my circular. Then, I began by purling the whole row, which it said to do, then it says to purl the next row, too. It ended up looking like I had the stockinette for 2 rows, then it went to the bumpy garter look.
I also don’t know if i’m now knitting my hat inside-out. And therefore is everything backwards? Every time I do a full row of Purl, and then the next row Knit, I can’t understand why it’s not coming out stockinette at least on one side.
I was hoping maybe if I knew which side of the hat is the RS, then that could help me set the pattern straight, even if I messed up, I can try to maybe incorporate that into a design, but I can’t even tell which is the RS. Is there a rule? Like, which way the tail is hanging?? When you’re working in the round, don’t you still alternate your knit/purl rows, or does something change now because it is round, and no longer passed back and forth?
Please help, I’m a bit lost.
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 (and other even rows) *k2,p2
Row 3 (and other odd rows) *p2, k2
Row 14 purl
Row 15 bind off first 10 stitches purlwise; purl to end of row
transfer work to circular needles, work in round in stockinette until hat measures 5".
I’m attaching a photo. I hope this helps. I am also working hard here to not put myself down…talk about having to be consciously aware of that one. LOL.
I’m sorry if this post is so long. it’s my first. Where’s the image? Did it work? I tried to attach an image.:?? :shrug: