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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.
Hi Lindsey! I started working on a pair of socks that had a blo slip stitch technique and didn’t get very far before tossing them aside for a pattern I was more familiar with. I have also only used slip stitch for joins and moving a few stitches ahead to the next space in a granny, maybe… Perhaps the trouble I was having could be attributed to my stitches being too tight. (I was having some trouble working into the stitch.) The fabric wanted to roll/curl on me. A LOT. Your hat doesn’t seem to be rolling up, but did it in the early rounds?
Thanks. (and thank you for the tunisian pattern! SO grateful!)
Did it roll in the beginning?…Um….Um…I don’t remember! It might have, but it certainly doesn’t now. Just loosen up your stitches. That should help.
Thanks… I actually started a new project today – a slip stitch scarf – and it isn’t rolling at ALL. So I don’t know what I was doing but it was probably a tension thing.
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