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becjo
06-21-2006, 11:48 AM
Is there a trick that I can use to cast on for a hat? I've had such a hard time trying to gauge how round it needs to be with the different yarns/different size needles. I just bought some yarn that cost me $25.99 for a skein and I want to make sure I dont screw it up when I make this hat. The hats I tend to make are too small - but I did make a few that were extra large too. I am going to be making this hat on size 3 circulars - I was first thinking I could CO 110 but I made a baby hat with similar yarn and CO 80 and it was TINY! See - I'm awful at this.

Any ideas that can help me get this right? :doh:

Thanks!

skNYC
06-21-2006, 11:53 AM
Can you find a pattern that uses similar size of yarn and needles?

Ingrid
06-21-2006, 12:10 PM
This (http://www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm) site gives directions so you can knit any size hat in any gauge. Works great!

becjo
06-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the link - that's exactly what I needed!

Shandeh
06-21-2006, 04:38 PM
:notworthy: All hail Queen Ingrid! :notworthy:

Ingrid
06-21-2006, 04:40 PM
I can't take credit. I certainly didn't do all that math, nor did I discover the site. :fingerwag:

kemp
06-21-2006, 06:55 PM
yes, but just being the purveyor of critical information warrants your crown ;)

Ingrid
06-21-2006, 07:44 PM
Purveyor of Critical Information--I like the sound of that! ;)

kemp
06-21-2006, 07:50 PM
All hail Ingrid, Queen POCI from here everafter!!!!!

Ingrid
06-21-2006, 07:54 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: