this is the first time i am posting, i have gotten stuck on a some instructions in a pattern :(
i am pretty new to crochet and am self taught with the help of online tutorials and some friends and neighbors. i started about a year ago but really only dove in deep in the last few months...
i am finding reading most patterns not too bad and have been able to figure most out...
i bought austentatious crochet as it's full of beautiful projects...and thought i would start with one of the easy skill level projects...a hat. i have crocheted many hats since beginning to crochet
HOWEVER, i am getting hung up with the way her pattern has been written.
has anyone else bought this book and be able to help me with understanding her pattern on pg 47, the regency hat?
or if no one has, would anyone be able to offer help in deciphering what i am not understanding?
thanks so much in advance!!!
Yes, I believe there was a blog post on the stitchscene.com website long ago that spoke on how the wording of patterns by the tech editor and publishers so they can squeeze many patterns in less pages. The hat patterns in the book were condensed down quite a bit from the original manuscript and Melissa's blog post shares how it was done for the Felted Austen Hat, however the wording is very similar as to what was done for the Regency hat. I'm not sure what part you are having problems with, and also check the errata on the stitchscene site as I know there was for the brim. Here is what I pasted from that blog below:
For example, in the Felted Austen Hat, you will encounter the following instructions:
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 42 stsNext 18 Rnds: Work in sc AT SAME TIME for every new rnd work even for 1 more st before working each inc (2 sc in next sc). 150 sts
If spelled out row by row this is what it looks like:
Rnd 8: *sc in next 6 sc, inc in next sc; rep from * around. .Rnd 9: *sc in next 7 sc, inc in next sc; rep from * around.Rnd 10: *sc in next 8 sc, inc in next sc; rep from * around.
Very simple once one sees it written out. It is too bad that clarity is sometimes sacrificed for space!
i had wondered...and yes, once laid out it's very easy to follow...
they also edited out joining each round and chaining 1 to start each new round...
so thank you, i was feeling quite dumb
No, if they would leave that in. If that isn't in there, you just keep sc in a circle with no joining and therefore no ch 1's.
thank you :)