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<p>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 <span><img alt="nut.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1329169326768_151" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span>).  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?!</p>
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<p>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). </p>
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<p>Anyway, please help!</p>
 

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<p>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.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SweetSilver</strong> <a href="/community/t/1345141/what-am-i-doing-wrong-crochet-question#post_16889562"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>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.</p>
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Ah, thanks!!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nstewart</strong> <a href="/community/t/1345141/what-am-i-doing-wrong-crochet-question#post_16909920"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p><br>
Ah, thanks!!</p>
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<p>You're welcome!  This forum is a bit slooooooooow, so sorry for the late reply :)<br>
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