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Pattern Problem

Posted by: klamneck (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 09:08AM

Working on this for a gift. I don't understand if I end on a row 2 turn and sc a row then attach the new color, how do I reverse RS to WS because row 1 of the hat says RS and it will be worked on the RS of the cuff.

Hat

Cuff
With larger hook and MC, ch 76.
1st row: (WS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 75 sc. Turn.
**2nd row:(RS) Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Draw up a loop in next sc. Ch 5. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook – picot sc made. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next st. Picot sc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. [Note: Push picot sc to the back (RS) of work]. Turn.**
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3 ins [7.5 cm] ending on a 2nd row.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – sc2tog made. 74 sc. Join A to last st. Break MC.

Reversing WS to RS for cuff turnback, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in each of first 4 sc. *[Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st 2 rows below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made] 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * to last 7 sts. (1 dcfp around next sc 2 rows below) 3 times. 1 sc in each of last 4 sts. Ch 1. Turn.

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Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 10:24AM

When you wear the hat, you want the "good" side of the cuff to show. Since the cuff will be turned up, its opposite side wil be showing. That means the "good" side of the cuff needs to be opposite the "good" side of the crown. (Notice you end the cuff by finishing a right side row.)

The pattern is telling you that when you get to the crown, what was considered the right side of the cuff should now be thought of as the wrong side of the crown. So when you turn to work the first row of the crown, you will be facing what was the wrong side of the cuff, but is going to be the right side of the crown. Just follow the instructions. You don't need to do anything special except adjust your thinking.

I hope that makes sense and helps you understand what's going on.

Posted by: klamneck (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 01:35PM

I understand that is how it is supposed to work. I work a row 2 which is a RS row but then by crocheting a sc row I end up with a WS row. Am I reading the pattern wrong by finishing the pattern with row 2 before my sc row?

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: October 18, 2009 10:43AM

Now I see what you're asking about: For the cuff, Row 1 is WS, Row 2 is RS, Row 3 is WS. If you end the cuff with a Row 2 (RS), then the "next row" of decreases will be WS for the cuff. When you reverse the fabric, you will be looking at the RS of the cuff, which will be the WS of the crown - the opposite of what you want.

It looks like a mistake in the pattern to me. I would try one of these options.

1. End the cuff with a Row 3, if it will look OK, then work the decrease row. (Row 3 creates picots. You will need to see if they come out OK if the decreases immediately follow.)

2. End the cuff with a Row 2, but then work one row of plain sc before working the decrease row.

Either of these should get you to the WS cuff / RS crown. It would be a question of which looks better.