hat decreases

by Karen
(Kalamazoo MI USA)

I am knitting a 2x2 ribbed hat. PATTERN CALLS FOR 100 cast on stitches. For decreases the beginning of round is moved up one stitch and markers are set every 24 stitches, always between two knit stitches.

I have cast o 90 stitches to get the proper head size and am having trouble with the math to place the stitch markers. It seems that the final group of stitches has 4 extra stitches in the written pattern.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Mar 26, 2019
Hat decreases
by: Ratchadawan

The pattern decrease every 25 sts and that make 4 decreases for 100 sts.

For your hat, you need to decreses 4 times out of 90 sts, so that would be 90/4 = 22 sts with extra 2 leftover. In this case, we can't decrease 4 times evenly unless we add or subtract 2 sts. alternatively, we can make decreases with slightly uneven at 22, 23, 22 and 23. so you'll be putting the markers at every 21, 22, 21, and 22 sts. The only problem with this is that two of the decreses won't be between the knit sts.

If you ever decide to rib it all apart then you can make your cast on to be at 92 or 88.

I wish you the best on your project! Thank you for the question.


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