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  1. Maria
    February 16, 2022 @ 3:36 pm

    I love this pattern, it’s perfectly explained and i made it twice in the child size.
    Now I have a problem: i have been doing the adult S size and i am at 3rd row decrease. I started decreasing with 95 stitches and with the first row i decrease 5 ( p2tog for 5 times) and i got 90; second row is just k and p, in the third row i shall decrease 10 stitches ( 5 times k2tog and 5 ssk) , which makes 80…but on the pattern it say 70, and all following decreases start from the 70…the same happens between round 5 that shall finish with 65 stitches and row 7, where i decrease of 10 but it say i should end up with 45 stitches…. What am I missing? Am I supposed to repeat row 3 and 5 twice? I love this pattern and i would love to finish it properly. :). Thank you so much!!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      February 18, 2022 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Maria – It seems like maybe you’ve missed the cabled decreases c4bdec and c4fdec

  2. suzie0126
    December 17, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

    hi I’m confused. I Got up to the part where it says all rounds and for me I thought would work the cable pattern then p3 but round 2 below under the chart it says knit 16 – I’m confused and I’ve now messed up already and not sure how easy it is to tink cables.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 17, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

      Hi Suzie – Round 2 of the chart is knit 16, but you will have 3 or 5 purl stitches between the charts depending on what size you are knitting.

    • Maria
      February 16, 2022 @ 3:38 pm

      Hi! I made it twice and i hope I can help:
      On every uneven round (1, 3, 5) you make the cable pattern + 3 purls ( 16+3= 21 stitches) for as many times you need it to complete the round. Ever even round (2,4,6) you just knit 16 and purl 3, as you find the stitches… Does it make sense? :)

      • Alexa Ludeman
        February 18, 2022 @ 12:25 pm

        Hi Maria – yep, that’s correct, except 16+3 = 19 (not 21)

  3. Catalina
    January 27, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

    I love this pattern. So beautiful and the color is great! Thank you for sharing!

  4. aryeeka
    October 18, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

    How do I do the cables decreases?? I’m at such a loss. Thank you!

    • alexaludeman
      October 21, 2019 @ 9:33 am

      Hi – The instructions for these decreases are within the pattern, in the abbreviations section. It involves slipping sts onto the cable needle, holding it front or back and working a decrease from either the cable needle or the left hand needle.

  5. aryeeka
    October 18, 2019 @ 6:26 pm

    Halp! How do I c4bdec and c4fdec??? Thanks!!

  6. Mary
    October 10, 2019 @ 5:22 am

    I would really like to make the antler hat in 8ply (DK) because I have a lot of it.
    What stitch adjustments do I need to make for the largest adult size please.

    • alexaludeman
      October 11, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

      Hi Mary – It would depend on your gauge etc. but you would want to add a repeat of the chart plus the purl sts, so 21 sts.

      • Mary
        October 15, 2019 @ 5:34 pm

        Thankyou Alexa!
        I’ve just finished my hat and everything turned out well. I’m now part way through antler toque number 2! The 8ply yarn knitted up without any problems and my daughter will be taking it to Bhutan with her in a couple of weeks. I also made her both the long and short Simple Yet Effective cowl in a beautiful hand dyed Australian alpaca from Adagio Mills. The hat and cowl should keep her warm in the Himalayas. Many thanks again for your assistance and I am very happy to have discovered your website, I love your patterns and tutorials.
        Happy Knitting

  7. Katya
    October 6, 2019 @ 7:49 am

    Can the you knit this without using the smaller size needles? Like, only using the one size all the way through?

    • alexaludeman
      October 6, 2019 @ 8:41 pm

      You will end up with a rather small hat…it would depend on your gauge.

  8. sharonhumphrey
    February 8, 2019 @ 10:08 am

    I love this hat! Why is my purl three very gappy I’ve tried tightening this part up but doesn’t make any difference

  9. Jane
    January 7, 2018 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve never seen double pointed needles like that! They look awesome, and like thee yarn wouldn’t slide so easily. Can you tell me where I might be able to get them (online)?

  10. Katie
    November 7, 2017 @ 10:23 pm

    I knit a swatch for the Antler hat, which I will be knitting in a size large. It came out with 24 sts in 4″ unblocked. Is that too much of a difference or can I proceed? I knit the swatch in the round. I’m soaking it in hot water as I type. Thank you!

    • alexaludeman
      November 8, 2017 @ 9:31 am

      Hi Katie – I would probably swatch again with a larger needle and block your swatch. Then you will have an idea if you are close.

  11. Lynn
    September 9, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    I just finished knitting the antler toque. When I clicked on the link to read how to block the toque it didn’t address that in detail. Are there any special instructions??
    Thank you

    • alexaludeman
      September 12, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

      Hi Lynn – no special instructions, I lay mine flat to dry.

  12. Dallas Nixon
    March 8, 2017 @ 7:40 am

    I have knit one of your hats 3 times and I am up to row 79 on the estuary shawl. I love your patterns. I believe the hat was stove top. I am terrible with names. They turned out well. It is difficult for me to get a hat to I have a big head. I have a 22.5 head and I made the 23inch hat. It was a bit big so I thread some elastic thread in the brim and it was much better. Thank you for your wonderful patterns Dallas Nixon

  13. Lou M. Dennehy
    February 19, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    I’ve finished my Antler hat a week ago (to use up the yarn leftover from my Antler cardigan) and got good use out of it today in the rain in Limerick. Going to cast one on shortly in green for my grandson in time for St. Patricks Day. It’ll pair with his Flax sweater. I adore your patterns and advise every knitter I meet to try them.

  14. GeniaKnitz
    February 13, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

    “Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tight and secure end.” And if you’re a cautiuos (paranoid?) knitter, thread the tail through the remaining stitches twice. ;o)

    And a question: Are your superclear tutorials stored somewhere on your site or should I save this one to my own computer? Thanks

    • alexaludeman
      February 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am

      Hi Genia
      Our Antler toque tutorial might not be up on the website yet, but it will always be on the blog!

  15. Cathie
    February 12, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

    First of all thanks for letting me join your site. I look forward to your emails. Your sock pattern was used in my first class at Stash. Great sock pattern. Thanks for sharing all you do.

    • Joan oconnor
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:56 am

      Can I knit this hat with two needles

      • alexaludeman
        May 12, 2019 @ 8:57 pm

        Hi Joan – the Antler Hat is done in the round, so you would either need circular needles or 4 (or 5) double pointed needles.

  16. mariposaknits
    February 10, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

    Super cute hat, and I love the colors :)

  17. chrisknits
    February 10, 2017 @ 7:35 am

    Love that color combo! I think I just might need to make my surly un-bearded man a hat. But no pom-pom. LOL!

  18. Tori Penrose Digges
    February 10, 2017 @ 6:32 am

    I am loving this color combo! I haven’t tried this hat pattern yet, but it’s going on the list!

  19. ksam56
    February 10, 2017 @ 6:25 am

    You are going to be the death of me….I need to really hurry and finish my current project so I can try this one in a timely (as in wearing it this year!) fashion. Thanks for all your amazing patterns and tutorials!

  20. Lucie
    February 10, 2017 @ 4:50 am

    Merci beaucoup! Jài déjà tricoté cette tuque pour mon mari et il l’aime beaucoup!

    • Lucie
      February 10, 2017 @ 4:51 am

      Elle est très jolie en couleur aqua et le pompons rouge, c’est magnifique.

  21. Nicky
    February 9, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

    Tincanknits is one of the most giving designer duo EVAH!!! Thank you so much! <3

  22. Shelly Mitchell
    February 9, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

    This is absolutely adorable in aqua with the pom-pom! I have made this hat pattern over and over. It is such a great pattern for men and women and looks spectacular in every yarn and colorway I’ve used. Thank you, thank you!