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Now that daughter’s hat and scarf set is done, I’ve set to work on one for my son. I’ve heard a lot about slip stitch crochet and wanted to try it out. Vashti Braha has a great list of informative links on slip stitch crochet. For this project, I’m working the hat in the round and slip stitching in the back loop. Usually, I only use slip stitches to join pieces together, so I make them fairly tightly. For this hat, I really had to loosen up my gauge so that I could work into the slip stitch easily. I’m also using a bigger hook than would usually be called for.  The fabric is nice and stretchy, and the back side looks almost exactly like the purl side of stockinette stitch.