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ms2rowdy
12-28-2011, 10:19 AM
I need help!!

I have gotten my stitch count for my project, but want to add ribbing. I know I need to decrease my needle size, but do I also need to adjust my stitch count? And if so, how do I calculate this?

I am making a hat, using a DK weight yarn.

Thanks for any help.

salmonmac
12-28-2011, 10:46 AM
It depends on the style of hat you're making. Usually it's a good idea to decrease a needle size for the ribbing. Then many hat patterns switch to the larger size needle for the body of the hat. For a beanie, you may not need to decrease sts for the ribbing. For fuller shaped hats, it may be necessary.

suzeeq
12-28-2011, 11:31 AM
You usually don't use less stitched for the ribbing unless you're going to make a beret or hat that's full and slouchy. Just going down a needle size for ribbing will be fine.

ms2rowdy
12-28-2011, 04:12 PM
This is great information. Now off to try this out!!!


You usually don't use less stitched for the ribbing unless you're going to make a beret or hat that's full and slouchy. Just going down a needle size for ribbing will be fine.