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play hard ... play hooky

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  1. I just learned the magic ring so that I could do this hat. I'm doing grey and black as the big colors, with dark red for all the sc. Can't wait to see how it comes out :)

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  2. when do you change colors? the pattern doesn't tell you.

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  3. it looks like all the rounds that are just single stitches and nothing else are when you change to the third color (black in all of the examples) and then alternate between the other colors after that.

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  4. I love it!!! Im gonna make one for my husband for this xmas and i want to make it WVU colors, my question is can i use a H or J hook? i lost my I one and his head is a little bigger than mine, im 21" so im thinking he can be around 24 or so. what do you think which one i should use?

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  5. I just updated the pattern to show when you change colors. I changed the link so click it again to get the latest version! Sorry for the confusion!

    Marsha - I would use a J hook

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  6. Love the pattern cannot wait to try it for my son for Christmas! His favorite colors are lime green and black! Thanks for the post :)

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  7. Hi! im kinda new to crocheting hats and I am trying this as a challenge. I don't understand how to change the colors.. Any help would be great! thanks.

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  8. Chelsea, I updated the pattern to show what rows to change colors and how to actually change yarns. Click the link at the top of the page again and check out the instructions. If you still have questions, e-mail me at liz@playinhookydesigns.com

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  9. I just tried to make this hat and am having trouble. :( I am really not understanding where we are supposed to do the chain 1, hdc in same st and the chain 1, hdc in next st under where you put pay attention. Is this when you start the rounds? And are you supposed to do both of those things in each round. It doesn't seem clear to me.

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  10. Sorry for the confusion Andrea! Yes, that's at the beginning of the rounds. You'll work "Ch 2, dc in next st" in one round (like round 10) and "Ch 2, dc in same st" in the next round (like round 11). basically it's to keep your waves aligned. If you work into the same st as the ch on every round, you'll be fine, but your waves'll be crooked. If you need more help, you can e-mail me (liz@playinhookydesigns.com)

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  11. I'm pretty sure there's a mistake in here somewhere around Rnd 10. The first two ripple fits into the other row like gears, but then the rest of the ripples lay on top of each other. Does this make sense? I know I'm reading it right. I've tried it twice, the same problem each time.

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  12. Kayla - hmmm... I'm not sure where the problem is. E-mail me at liz@playinhookydesigns.com and we can work through it!

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  13. I loved this pattern. Easy to follow, quick to make. I'd love to share mine with you.

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  14. I'd love to see it! You can post a picture on my Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/PlayinHooky or link it to my patten on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brain-waves-beanie

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  15. Thanks for the pattern! Modified it to use some super bulky yarn I had bought for a hat, and skipping ahead a few rows worked exactly how I thought it would (increased to 48 sts instead of 60 sts in the child pattern). Perfect outcome, easy to follow, even for a rookie like me.

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    1. Hi Josh! I am using super bulky too and following the pattern, but the hat seems big. Can you clarify what alterations you made to the pattern? TIA

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  16. I just updated the pattern! You can now download the new PDF version or check it out above!

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  17. thanks a lot for this tuto, even if i am french, i did unterstood every thing it is very clear !
    I do love this hat
    http://aufildemafantaisie.over-blog.com/article-un-bonnet-deux-bonnets-au-crochet-72175586.html
    mamita

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  18. Hey Liz!

    I really enjoy this pattern!

    I only got one problem, just like Andrea I'm confused about the "Pay attention" part :(

    At the end of round 8 it says "omitting the last “1 dc in next st” on last repetition" - so I got one st left of the old row.

    And I don't know what's next.

    Is it the "Pay attention"-round #1 saying "Ch 1, hdc in same st—work your first hdc in the same st as the ch 1"?

    Or is it the "Pay attention"-round #3 saying "Every sc round will start with “sc in same st”" because it's a sc-row?

    Or do I simply have to join my first st of the row and start with the sc-round?

    I hope you can help me! :/

    Tofu

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  19. Love this patter!!! just started my journy out into the weird and wonderful land of Beanies and this makes a colorful and fun variation :)

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  20. im pretty sure i figured out where the mistake in the pattern is. where it says rows 16-19 to repeat with 10-13, it should be 10-15, and then, continue to however long you want it, repeating 10-15. if you follow these directions with the 10-13, your waves will be on top of each other instead of being waves (if that makes sense). i just finished the second set of 10-15, ill continue to make it longer and let ya'll know how it goes.
    on a side note, i totally love this hat/pattern, its super fun, super cute and super easy to make :) thanks!!

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  21. Great pattern and thank you for sharing it!

    I'm now following your site!

    Cindy
    cobalt moon jewelry

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  22. Awesome pattern! This is on my to-do list. I also linked to this pattern from my DIY Guy Gift Roundup: http://www.homesweethomebodies.net/2011/11/diy-guy-gifts-roundup-of-my-favorites.html

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  23. Thanks for the pattern!! I can't wait to try it! All my boys will want one!!

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  24. I just did this in Harley colors and it came out great! Love this pattern!

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  25. NEW UPDATES!! I just finished making this pattern easier for you to follow. Get the new PDF file at the top of this page for all new photo tutorials for both the Kids and Adults versions! :) Let me know what you think!

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  26. Liz,

    I love this hat but can you help me try to figure out a problem I am having. I never see a decrease ...the hat always remains 60 stitches? How does it get smaller to stay on the child's head?

    Stacy

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  27. Stacy - It stays 60 sts for the entire body of the beanie. It should stay on just fine. But everyone crochets a little differently. If you find that your hat is too big, I'd recommend using a smaller hook before making any major pattern changes. Most of the feedback I've gotten about this particular hat is that it works up small. So I hope it won't be a problem for you.

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  28. I think that is my problem. I used the rope-like yarn (the only soft one I could find in orange and blue) so off of previous posts, I used the J hook. I did my own decrease in the last two rounds and it seems okay. I am now making it in a regular weighted yarn so I will let you know. Thanks for the updates. I am picking it up after 30 years of not crocheting so it slowly comes back to me. SMILE.

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  29. Liz,

    I need help. I've been working on this pattern and I keep getting stuck on round 8. I'm not sure where I am messing up but I should end with 66 stitches and I keep ending with 64. I've undone this several times and I've redone - same outcome. Round 7 is the 56 stitches I should have. Any advice?

    Thanks Kris

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  30. @Kris - Hmmm... it sounds like you're missing some of the increases. One of the places it may be easy to overlook is the sc increases. Basically every other time you work sc's in rnd 8, you increase by working "1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st". Could that be where the problem is?

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  31. Liz, I am having the same problem as Kris. After completing row 8, I have 65 stitches and one space left over on the previous row for stitch number 66. However, I have completed the pattern above for row 8. I have done this a few times and counted both my real stitches and the pattern stitches as written above. I am counting the first chain 2 as a stitch also---which brings me to my total of 65. WOuld you mind counting the stitches in the pattern above and double checking me? I know I am missing it somewhere, but after multiple tries and multiple counts, I am still off. Thanks!

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  32. Kim & Kris - Thanks to another crocheter, I found a typo in rnd 8 of the adult pattern. The * should have been moved over to left to include the "1 dc in next st". I fixed the problem on both the written version above and the pdf download. I'm so sorry for the confusion and the error!

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  33. http://kichis-chaos-werkstatt.blogspot.com/2011/12/wellen-beanie-05.html

    Thank you for this pattern !

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  34. Wow, I just found the pattern. I made already similar hat just with looking on one of photos on pinterest! http://ivasistaba.blogspot.com/2012/01/turpinu-tamboret.html

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  35. I love this hat!! I have made a couple of them now! Unfortunately they were gifts and I still haven't received pics of them in them.

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  37. This pattern looks awesome! Can't wait to give it a try. I'm still kind of a newbie at crochet though... So we shall see... Might take me a few tries! :P

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  38. I love this pattern! I made matching hats for my husband and son and they get lots of comments on them, especially when they wear them together. I'm now working on a girl colour one. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jenny
    Jbenoit@primecp.com

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  40. I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do for my sons-in-law for Christmas, when BINGO, I saw this pattern. Thanks so much!

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  41. Oh, and I was wondering where you get your little tags that you sew onto your hats?

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    1. I'm so glad you like my design! I hope you have fun with it! I get my tags made with my logo from FancyWeaver online.

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  42. Hello! I have just started working on this hat. I was having a little trouble at first but after reading through the comments I just downloaded the pdf lol But I do have another question not related to construction, what yarn did you use? I know its a ww, but i really like how the yarn you used looks compared to mine lol im pretty sure i used rhss for the white contrast, caron lb of love for the black wave and vannas choice for the red.. i stitch pretty tight so i started out with a k hook. I prefer to use all the same yarn in one project, just looks more neat and uniform to me :-)

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  43. I love this hat! What yarn do you use and are you working FL, BL or both loops throughout?

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    1. Thank you! I use Vanna's Choice by LionBrand and I alway crochet in both loops (unless otherwise stated, but for this beanie it's all both loops). :)

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  44. I love this pattern, but I always seem to have trouble with my tension. The adult hat fits my toddler but doesn't fit me. :) Do you think you could help me figure out a way to make it bigger? Maybe add another wave or something? I would really appreciate it! hnowitzky@yahoo.com

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    1. I would suggest using a larger hook or thicker weight yarn. :)

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  45. Loving the look of this. When you make this are you carrying your colours throughout the pattern or cutting the yarn with each colour change? Just curious - seems like there will be tons of weaving in ends! :)

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    1. I always carry the unused yarn up the inside of the seam as I go. I hate weaving in ends!!

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  46. I would like to know where you get your labels made? If you would be so kind to let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Laura

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  47. I love this pattern!! I am currently on my 3rd one, it works up quickly and is very nice when completed.

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  48. i love this pattern! can you use the child pattern to make a newborn hat and just use a smaller hook?

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    1. You could go down a hook size or two to make it a smaller size, depending on how tightly you crochet to begin with. :)

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  49. Love this Beanie pattern! Thank you for sharing. I can’t tell you how many times I start a pattern and then it makes no sense. Your tutorial is easy to follow, I will try this!

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