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Hi my name is Wanda I don't know what passing stitches means or how to do it. I am making a hat for my grandaughter and the directions read pass the first of 3 stitches just knitted over last 2 stitches knitted. What!!! Also how can I make the pattern bigger? Please help!!
 

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ok lets put our heads together here......
pass means to slip...
it sounds to me like a way to decrease big time.
sounds like you are nearing the top of the hat.
I am no help am I?
I hope someone will chime in here soon with an answer for you.
 

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Are you familiar with binding stitches off to take your work off the needles? You knit the first two stitches and then lift the first stitch up over the second stitch and off the right-hand needle. Then you continue knitting one stitch, passing the right-most stitch over the new stitch, knitting the next stitch, passing the right-most stitch over... until you've bound all the stitches off the needles.

In the case of your pattern it sounds like you are doing a slip 1, knit 2 (or k2tog), psso. It's simply asking you to lift that first stitch up over the other two (or one if you did a k2tog) and off the needle. This will decrease the number of stitches on the needle. (I'm guessing you are working the crown of the hat at this point?)

Here are some video examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTYc54b_RBo

Hope that helps! :)
 

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WKELLY57 said:
Hi my name is Wanda (((((((( Hi, Wanda!! )))))))))

I don't know what passing stitches means or how to do it. I am making a hat for my grandaughter and the directions read pass the first of 3 stitches just knitted over last 2 stitches knitted. What!!!
(((((((( With the left needle for right handers, literally reach to the first stitch of the three

Enter stitch from left to right

Pull it up stretchy a bit

Move it over the other two stitches to the left

And off the tip of the needle
***** A decrease has just been made. ))))))))))

Also how can I make the pattern bigger? Please help!!(((((((( Send the pattern, please and tell me HOW MUCH bigger. Do a circle measurement around the head of the person you're making it for. Donna Rae )))))))))))
 

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WKELLY57 said:
Hi my name is Wanda I don't know what passing stitches means or how to do it. I am making a hat for my grandaughter and the directions read pass the first of 3 stitches just knitted over last 2 stitches knitted. What!!! Also how can I make the pattern bigger? Please help!!
You want to count 3 stitches in from the left end of the right needle. Pick-up that 3rd stitch with your left needle from front to back and pull it up and over the left most 2 stitches and drop it off the needle. 1 stitch decreased. Hope that helps! :lol:
 
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