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I am currently doing the <a href="http://beadwhore.blogspot.com/2007/11/thanksgiving-turkey-hat.html" target="_blank">Turkey hat</a> for DD1's dress up box. I've run into a possible pattern error though.<br><br>
I'm to the decreases. As written when I get to the end (the last 8 stitches) I have 3 stitches left when it's time to decrease (so I knit my 5 and then have 3). I thought it was just me miscounting but when I did the next decrease round when I got to the last 7 same issue. I knit my 4 and then had 3 left over. So I thought maybe she had her math off. I frogged back three rounds and am back to my first decrease round. I just counted my stitches and everything is right. So I thought maybe I needed to knit 6, k2tog. If I do that though I end on a knit 6 so I have a section of 12 stitches with no decreases (the first 6 and the last 6).<br><br>
What should I do? I want to get this finished already. It seems to have taken me forever to get just the amount I have done finished.
 

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you should have casted on 77 i think, instead of 78. The decreases are in sets of 7 (knit 5+ 2 from knit 2 tog = 7) Of course, if you did that then the 1 x 1 wouldn't work right, you'd wind up with 2 knits together (the first and last stitch)<br><br>
Since you've already knitted the body of the hat, I'd probably fudge it by ripping back to just before the first decrease row, and work the last decrease as a knit 2 together, which will get you to the correct stitch count <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That's what I thought. I'm glad I didn't get very far in the decreases! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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