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Who crochets? I have a question. hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jul '13

When I make a hat, my seam (where I join the row together then start the next row) is always on a diagonal, not straight up and down. Is it supposed to be straight or diagonal?

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
5th Jul '13

It should be straight. Your tension is not even.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" It should be straight. Your tension is not even. "</blockquote>




Oh ffs.
Lol thanks! I created my own way to hold the yarn because the usual way I see people hold it was so uncomfortable and I was so slow. It wasn't running smoothly over my fingers and everything was too loose.
But clearly my way isn't working lol

Jennifer Burwell 1 child; 7 angel babies; Tennessee 10 posts
5th Jul '13

If it's too loose, it might be an issue with your hook size, too. Just a thought. Sometimes it might be tough to make the seam perfectly straight, regardless of what you try. I like to just take it out and try again until it looks right to me. :)

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jul '13

Could it be caused from stretching it as I go? I know the last couple of rows of the hat I was stretching after each hdc.
It's not too noticable, but I can see it and its annoying lol



The stitches all look the same size and width apart.