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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I think I have found an error in one of your patterns!
A:
Oops! Please check the errata page or the particular project's Ravelry page to see if I've already posted a correction. If not, please feel free to send me an email to let me know.

Q: Can I buy *insert pattern name here* from you instead of ordering a back issue of Crochet Today?
A:
No, unfortunately I do not own the rights to those patterns. You'll need to order a back issue in order to get the pattern.

Q: What about individual copies of patterns in Interweave Crochet?
A:
Yes! They are for sale in the store right here.

Q: I'm having issues with your LITTLE SISTER pattern! HELP!
A:
Recently I've had a slew of inquiries about my Little Sister Pattern. Please read these FAQs before emailing me, and keep mind that I am a real human and it takes time to sift through inquiries. This is not the best project for beginners (it is labeled "easy", NOT "beginner"), as it calls for sport weight yarn and requires basic pattern reading skills. If you  need to brush up on these, check your Local Yarn Shop to see if they have crochet classes or private lessons.

My hat is just a flat circle!! What's wrong?
A: Keep working, the hat won't cup into a hat-like shape until after you work a few rounds under "All Sizes". If your hat keeps on fanning, then you are probably loosening up your gauge as you go. You need to make sure to work at a consistent gauge all the way through, and this may mean switching to a smaller hook when you get to the shell portion of the hat.

My hat is too big/too small!! Help!!
A: Check your gauge and that you are using an appropriate weight yarn. If you don't want to, fine, but you're on your own when it comes to sizing the hat. I

 I'm making the toddler (or any other) size hat and when I get to the "All sizes" portion of the hat, I don't know what to do!

ANSWER: It's possible that you are confused by the pattern syntax.
Just to clarify, Round 7 (8, 9, 10) under "ALL SIZES" is Round 7 for the baby size, Round 8 for the toddler size, Round 9 for the child size and Round 10 for the adult size. Just follow each round as written and try not to get confused by the numbers. When you see a set of parentheses, only pay attention to the number that corresponds to YOUR SIZE, as follows: baby (toddler, child, adult).          
 

Q: I am having a hard time figuring out one of your patterns, help!
A:
I'm sorry that's happening--please send me a *specific* question via the Contact form and I will do my best to help you!

Q: I am having a hard time making this pattern by designer XYZ. Help!
A:
I'm sorry that's happening--try e-mailing them or consulting your local yarn store for advice.

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