I have a question

I’m making a hat and for 8 rounds I do dc and join at the top of ch 3 (ch 3 counts as first dc)
Round 9 is a turning round - ch 1, sc in each dc around; join, turn

Do I join in the beginning ch 1 or the first sc when I get to the end of the round.

Round 10 and subsequent rounds - ch 1, sc in each sc, join

I also wonder what is the purpose of the turning round. Other patterns just continue without turning one round when starting the cuff.

You would join into the first single crochet, not in the chain 1.

I am not familiar with this particular pattern, but my guess is that the purpose of the turn is so that when you turn up the cuff of the hat, the right side of the crocheting is visible instead of the wrong side.

Would love to see a picture when it’s finished!


MGM - thanks so much. The pattern is for/from Save the Children. One more question - Won’t I have one less stitch/sc (35) now since I’m no longer doing the chain 3 which counted as a dc (36).
Crocheting can sometimes be so confusing (to me!)

Your reasoning for why the turning rnd makes sense.

No, because you would then do your first stitch of the new round into the same stitch that you joined in on the last round.

Craw - thank you!

This chart might be helpful for new crocheters. It shows information on turning chains and whether the turning chain is used as a stitch and other useful information that is sometimes hard to remember.

Hope you find it helpful.


MGM, the chart is excellent. I wish there was something similar for crocheting in the round - it seems to me that a lot of patterns leave out details that are [U]assumed[/U] to be known when it comes to joining rounds and starting the next round.

[FONT=“Comic Sans MS”][COLOR="#300090"]Here are a couple of my favorite links for crochet in the round. :thumbsup:

Woolcrafting [B][U][COLOR=“blue”]Crochet in the Rounds[/COLOR][/U][/B]
[B][U][COLOR=“blue”]New Hampshire Software SymblCro[/COLOR][/U][/B] software for crochet in the round.

The starting or turning chains and stitch counts would be the same in rectilinear or round crochet the only difference is if you turn or just rise to the next round after the slip stitch join.

You can also crochet as if you are working on a set of circular needles; you join at the end of the row and rise to the next row making a tube fabric as for a sleeve.

–Jack :guyknitting: [/COLOR][/FONT]

OffJumpsJack, thanks much.

MGM - I saw the crocheted baby hat on HookedOnNeedles. I’m going to make it next.

Oh I am so happy to know that someone is going to use it! :cheering: It’s really quite easy and so very cute for a baby. Let me know if you have any questions once you get going!


MGM - I made the cute hat. Your pattern is a keeper! I’ll be using it often.