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What am I doing wrong??? (Crochet question)

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I'm working on a Waldorf doll and am trying to knit the cap for the hair.  I'm brand new to crochet - I learned how via youtube last week.  I am using mohair, and the type used to make curly hair on the Waldorf dolls (which I learned after receiving my order is the hardest type to use nut.gif).  Anyway, my issue is this - I've tried doing the cap twice, and my cap is coming out in a saddle shape!  Same problem both times!  is it me, or the material?  I only did part of the first one, then un-did my work (I had done maybe 5 or 6 rows) and am now having problems with the second one too!  What am I doing?!

 

I'm particularly confused, because my first effort at crochet last week was a hat for the doll (using regular yarn) which turned out beautifully!  Fits its head great, and is a good shape, etc.  I managed it without a pattern, just makign it up as I went, and did the same process here. (I even figured out how to put a brim on the hat, which was neat). 

 

Anyway, please help!

post #2 of 4

Saddle shape means you are increasing too much.  A little increase will make the bowl shape you got in your first attempt.  A bit more and you will get a flat disc (like the brim you made).  More and you will get that saddle shape.

 

 

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Saddle shape means you are increasing too much.  A little increase will make the bowl shape you got in your first attempt.  A bit more and you will get a flat disc (like the brim you made).  More and you will get that saddle shape.

 

 


Ah, thanks!!

 

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Ah, thanks!!

 

You're welcome!  This forum is a bit slooooooooow, so sorry for the late reply :)
 

 

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