Mikey shows you how to cast off your hat project to create the closed ending at the top.
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Okay, so we're just about finishing up and I got four more left and this will be the completion of row number 15, just push it down a little bit. And what I need you to do after we get this done is that we need to cut the string that is attaching. At this point, okay, so whole row of number 15 is done. Okay and what we need to do is grab this string here and cut it about 18 inches long, so let me cut that. So now, in your little kit that you would have received, you would have to receive this material needle and basically you want to feed your string through that needle, just like so.
And what we want to do is use that needle now to fasten the top of the hat together and we're going to do it right on the actual just pull up. So this is where it starts, so you want to go to the next peg, which is right there. So sticking in you need to go from the bottom of the ring and I always say the bottom is the actual ring part itself. You need to go in and down, if you go up it causes the actual string to tangle. So, on the very next one you just want to go in, okay. And what I would do because this needle is so cheapie plastic because it is in Wal-Mart just kind of grabs it right where the string is right there and pulls it over the edge. And as you keep going the string gets looser and looser and each one get a little bit looser.
And now, what you want to do is you want to hold this ring upside down because you don’t want this other strings to be catching into the teeth. Okay, so move in to the next one just go down pulling over and pulling your string through down, pulling off and pull your string through and you're going to keep going all the way around just like so. And there's no pulling it really tight because see how you got it there, you don’t have to pull it tight it's not going to pull it off. So don’t go carried away by pulling it all tight we can do that at the very end. So just keep going down and pulling it off.
And by using the same string that you we're on knitting with this and you're basically guaranteed that this thing will never unravel with you because you're using the same string to pull it sharp. So it's to really get pass that way. And you don’t want to be too short on the string too like 18” is pretty good. It just seems like an excessive when you're going to see how much you have leftover when you actually do pull it tight. But in order to get it off the ring you do need it, with longer string because you're noticing that it's getting shorter and shorter.
Okay, we're almost done. Now, this needles that they provide you in the packaging are really cheapie, crappy and so you don’t want to put a lot of pressure on those. So if this is too tight, if you haven’t mastered you tensions use your hook to also, like if you couldn’t get it off easier hook to help to pull that off. Because you don’t want to bend this needle and it's your last one, coming off. Okay, so I'm going to put that aside. Okay, so now you end up with a top that look likes so. So what you're going to need to do, putting your finger and this is the starting loop obviously because you can see, you’re going. So grabbing the string not the needle just kind of pull towards you and you see how it's bunching up. It will bunch up really beautifully together. Look at that you get it like a perfect shaped top. So you pull it really tight.
So now, what you want to do is grab your needle again and go in the opposite side just right on the very top, do you see me really fussing where it's going in? No, because I'm not worried about that too much. So just making sure it's stays nice and tight, going in the opposite side just like so and because it's the same color, you're really not going to notice it. So pull through and pull through beautifully, nice and tight.
So now, what you're going to do is we've just come out there. So I want to jump over and come in through this side. Just kind of like the 90 degrees in a different angle. So going in, coming out to this side. Okay, pulling it through again beautifully, nice and tight. And now, I use to secure it three times. So in, I'm going to go in here. Come out the other end, the other side and pull it through, okay.
Now, you’ve pretty well fixed the top of it, pretty good. So what you're going to do is now, you're going to stick your needle right down through the center, okay. And now, you want to turn your hat inside out. So the needle is partially sticking out so you can find it. So this is inside out, okay. So pull your needle through. Okay and using the string to pull because you don’t want to break your needle. So now, we want to tie the string close. So you just run it through underneath some material, okay. And then go right through that loop. And do it one more time.
Going in to the loop, cut your material, see look at that but you don’t have to see inside out anyway. You can see and here is the completion of my Canadian hat baby tutorial. And because you’ll see a slight angle going up the one part portion of it and that is because we, I had you stopped and stopped and go at like I didn’t—I told you not to go around each supposedly one blank every time you go around. And that’s basically, if you did not to do, the scene would be right on the one side and you’ll have one completely loose string. So this will actually, eventually string out and it will look fabulous and this is your baby’s hat, a 45 minute tutorial and viola.