:knitting: Hi! I’m making a hat - I have a 22 inch strip base done in a rib stitch 1st stitch is a slip, 2prl, 2knt. I need to add on 88 stitches to continue - the yarn is Tahki Presto - soft and thick - the end has large stitches and the most of been able to get on is 67 - please help - it’s freezing here in Ohio and I need this hat! Thanks
How many stitches do you have cast on? You have add an additional 88 stitches? That’s a lot of extra stitches…is it a beret or slouch hat? How are you increasing?
Are you saying your headband part, the part that goes around your forehead is 22" long? You might be benefited by taking the time to put a strand of yarn through all the stitches so you can take the hat as knit so far, off the needles and try it on. 22" is a bit big for most heads. You want it to be a little smaller than your head usually so that it will be snug and fit nicely.
I also concur with Jan, that is a lot of stitches to add. What kind of hat are you making and where are the added stitches supposed to be? If it really makes sense to have all those stitches you may need a longer circular needle to work on if they don’t all fit.
It’s a beret hat - from Tahki Yarns - Folklorica catalog. I have 10 stitches cast on - and i then followed rib pattern and made 22 inches long. On the RS I need to pick up on to circular needles, 88 stitches along the side of edge of the Band. Can you help me?! I wish I had met you when I was living in CA.
thank you for answering me!
It’s a beret hat - from Tahki Yarns - Folklorica catalog. I have 10 stitches cast on - and i then followed rib pattern and made 22 inches long. On the RS I need to pick up on to circular needles, 88 stitches along the side of edge of the Band. Actually I have a lot of hair and I want it to cover my ears - so it should be fine. There was a sample at my knit shop and it was actually a little snug for me. I need my ears covered. Can you help me?! thank you for answering!
This is actually easier than it sounds, in terms of the numbers. You have 22" and you need to pick up 88 across the edge of them. 88 divided by 22 = 4. So in every inch, pick up 4 sts. If you have pins and can mark every 2 inches, that will be helpful, because then you know you have to pick up 8, evenly, between each set of pins.
I get it, you will be picking up stitches along the side of the band (you must have to sew/join the 22 inch band into a circle, or maybe you do that later). Sandy is right. It shouldn’t be that hard. If you don’t know how to pick up stitches there is a video about that here on this site. I think it is the video section under either “advanced techniques” or “tips”.