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Post by mummyjems » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:05 pm

Heya j-j. I just did this hat for both my 4yo boy and 16month girl and did the large for my 16month girl but have found with both of them that they seem a little short so if I was to do it again I'd be inclined to do it a couple of rows longer than suggested, but that's just me...oh hang on....that's for the earflap hat...you are prob talking about the original hat? Sorry... :oops:
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Post by framptons » Wed May 07, 2008 2:50 pm

I am wanting to knit my son a hat but am unsure on what stitches I need to cast on.

His head circumference is about 49cm.

Can anyone help me please?
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Post by annalisef » Wed May 07, 2008 3:19 pm

framptons wrote:I am wanting to knit my son a hat but am unsure on what stitches I need to cast on.

His head circumference is about 49cm.

Can anyone help me please?


I knitted a hat in the round from the cleckheatons book recently for my 4mo. I used the 6mo size, which was 86 stitches, increasing to 90 in the 4th row. (1st 3 rows were purled). It is slightly too big for him, his head is about 42cm.

The bigger sizing in the pattern for 9mo (48cm head) was CO 96 stitches, increase to 100.

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Post by j-j » Wed May 28, 2008 7:04 pm

This is probably a really stupid question, but could I use 4 ply wool with this pattern to hopefully get a hat that would be newborn size?
I've got 4 ply wool that i need to use as i am making a matching hat to go with a vest I've already knitted...?
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Post by j-j » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:40 pm

Here it is - done in 4 ply on circulars - with no other changes...88 stitches and 4 mm needles, and looks good if i do say so myself. Looks like the perfect size for a newborn :)
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Post by Ashtons mummy » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:44 am

ive got some charisma 8ply I want to use to make the first hat but I want to do NB size can someone explain to me how many stitches i need etc?? THANKS!
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Post by missymoomoo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:46 pm

Thanks so much for posting this. This was my very first knitting project :D :lol: :D

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Post by Callum's godmother » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:41 pm

missymoomoo that looks so cool ... well done. Ashton's mum I will have to come back when I have more brain cells functioning and let you know what would be starting stitches for a new born (sorry!!)

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Post by Tinkerbell » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:20 pm

Does anyone know how many stitches to cast on for a 56cm head? :lol:
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Post by missymoomoo » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:48 am

Pipi wrote:Does anyone know how many stitches to cast on for a 56cm head? :lol:


Hi, I am totally new at knitting and this hat was my very first project, but this is what I did. Cara was only 3 months when I knitted this so I knitted a test bit (there is probably a correct name for it). I cast on 10 stitches then knitted for a few rows. I then measured how long this was which = 5.5 cm. I then divided her head measurement by 5.5 then x by 10 (number of stitches in my test bit) then just rounded it down to the nearest full number. So for the 56 cm head I work it out to be 101 stitches (56 divided by 5.5cm x 10 = 101.8 rounded down = 101) may be totally wrong as I know nothing about knitting, but it worked for me.

I'm sure Callum's godmother will have a far better way of working it out and she should really be the one to answer this for you.
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Post by ms.belinda » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:09 am

You should do a guage (ie. knit approx a 20 rows x 20 st in stocking stitch) and measure how many stitches are in 10cms . . . then x by 5.6 (for a 56cm head).


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Post by Tinkerbell » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:13 am

thankies! 8-)
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Post by framptons » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:28 pm

anyone got the instructions to do a newborn hat in 8ply with this pattern?
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Re: knitting a hat step by step instructions

Post by DelilahsBottom » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:07 pm

YAYAYAYYA!
I need to knit a hat and wanted a really easy pattern to follow and voila... Will keep you posted on how it goes.
You made my day!
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Re: knitting a hat step by step instructions

Post by Coomby » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:06 pm

I have just finished knitting this - absolutely brilliant instructions!!!! So easy to follow!!! Do you have something like this for booties & a cardigan???

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!!!

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