Am i the only one? this stitch is so annoying!!!!!!! It's always so hard to pull through all the loops.
any suggestions? Am I yarning over too tight?
I am working on a cowboy hat that I have to get done by Sunday for a baby shower
You might be yarning over too tightly. The way I try to prevent that is by holding the working yarn more loosely in my left hand. But for the record, I HATE the HDC stitch too! It's too many frickin loops! (((HUGS)))
I don't have problems with HDC but I crochet a little loose anyway. Plus I was doing a DC7tog in 2 of the cowls I made so the 3 loops is nothing compared to 8! Still I have trouble with HDC when they're next to each other. In the octopus the tentacles are all HDC and its a PITA.
I also used the Caron soft. I might try another brang once I get this one done.
The shaping does take some work but it's not that bad if you've done the pattern/gauged correctly. To help she also has
- A video
- Handout (just on shaping)
It's only 19 rounds for the newborn and takes about half a skein. I would say that there there are 3 tricky rows, 2 of which she has videos for. Even with them being "tricky", i got it the first time I did the pattern.
Check out her facebook, she might have coupons available
Here's the hat I just finished for my newborn niece with removable flower and bow. They have strings on the back so you can just untie them to remove and retie to add back. You can use neither, one or both.
The hat and bow are knitted; the flower is crocheted.