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Knitting double-sided flat pieces is easy to do on 2 dpns. The needles are arranged parallel to each other and you knit around them the same as on 3 dps. There is a gap between the sts from one needle to the next but it disappears when felted.

This problem is caused by confusing the inc increase with the make 1 (m1) increase. Adding sts by increasing is done by knitting in the front and the back of a st. Since inc uses a st to make the increase, it affects the st count. A m1 is done by picking up the bar between 2 sts and knitting into the back of it. Since m1 happens between sts it does not affect the number of sts remaining.
Try it sometime: CO 10 sts and knit a row. Next row: *k1, inc, rep * across. Count the sts. (15 sts) Now rip it out and cast on 10 sts again.
Knit one row. Next row: *k1, m1, rep * across. Count the sts. (19 sts)
Wow! What a difference! The
Techniques section of all our patterns includes instructions for both kinds of increases. Some of the patterns use both techniques. Just take care to use the correct one.

Of course you can. Your results may be slightly different, however. Keep in mind that plied yarns tend to felt faster than single ply yarns and the felted surfaces of the two can look different. One caveat: the Felted Baseball Cap does best with Lamb’s Pride or WoolPak. Other yarns can produce floppy brims.
Comparable worsted weight
plied yarns that can be substituted for one another are Nature Spun, Cascade 220, Galway, WoolPak 10 ply.

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My husband’s head measures 25”. How can I make a Felted Baseball Cap to fit him?

Make the Brim as written. Any increase in the band/crown should be a multiple of 12 sts. For every 12 sts added, modify the top decreases as well. For a 12 st increase the first decrease would be *k1, k2tog, k9, ssk*, rep ** around. Then knit 2 rounds before beginning Rnd 1 of the decrease section in the pattern and proceed from there. Knitters who have tried this solution find that 12 sts will do the trick.

Pattern Corrections

Shaped Leaf Shoulder Wrap P51
Shaped Leaf Pattern Stitch Row 12 should read: "P8, k1f&b, k2, p1, k5."
Slip Stitch Pattern Row 1 should read: "*WYIF, slip 1, k4, rep* to last st, wyif, slip 1."

Felted Baseball Bags P45
Line 3 of Home Run Main Section should read: "K10, w&t, k to end of row, turn, knit to end of row, turn, k10, w&t, k to end of row."

10 Items Or Less Tote
Last line of dbl dec directions in Techniques should read, “Dbl dec in Lace Pattern does not require marker.”
First line of Lace Panel Setup should read, “With MC and circular needle…”.
Following Row 11 of Handles/Right Side and /Left Side, text should read, “Work Rows 2 & 3 until 9 sts rem.”

Mini-Pendant Bag Pattern P22
Technique Section NOTE should read: “Throughout this pattern these guidelines and their exceptions apply unless otherwise noted:
 1) The first stitch of every row is slipped
knitwise. Exception: Do not slip the first stitch on rows beginning with inc or skp.
 2) All
right side (RS) rows are worked without beads, i.e., Slip1, *knit* across.
3) All wrong side (WS) rows are worked with beads, i.e., Slip 1, *Kslip* across (in other words:     slip 1 stitch, *slide 1 bead, knit the next stitch, repeat *).
The directions in the body of the pattern are correct.

Bead Knitted Goldfish P14
Tail increases for Rows 2-4 and 8-10 of the Tail section should read: "Work as in
Head & Body Rows 5-7 above." When worked this way, there will be 32 sts.