By JC | November 25, 2011
Working 6 increases on 2 of every 3 rounds gave the first side just the right flat shape; ditto 6 decreases on 2 of every 3 rounds on the second side. Why did this rate of shaping work out? Because it’s 12 increases or decreases every 3 rounds, which is the same as 4 increases or decreases every round, which generally creates a flat shape… more so in garter stitch than stockinette, but close enough for a little hexipuff.
I love that the hexipuff really is a hexagon, with each side the same as the others. I like the spiral design created by the shaping. And I really like the definition that one round of purl gave to the outer edge. It would be a perfect base for crocheted snowflake embellishments, don’t you think?
BTW, stuffing this hexipuff wasn’t as fiddly as I thought it might be. Then again, I cheated somewhat: instead of decreasing down to a tiny 6-stitch opening before stuffing, I decreased down to 12 stitches. That left me plenty of room to get the stuffing in there. And working one more decrease round wasn’t fiddly at all, even with the stuffing in place.
Will I make more hexipuffs, and sew them together? Not sure. But if I do, now I know the shaping approach I prefer.