View Full Version : Casting on for a hat?
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:
06-21-2006, 11:53 AM
Can you find a pattern that uses similar size of yarn and needles?
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!
06-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the link - that's exactly what I needed!
06-21-2006, 04:38 PM
:notworthy: All hail Queen Ingrid! :notworthy:
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:
yes, but just being the purveyor of critical information warrants your crown ;)
06-21-2006, 07:44 PM
Purveyor of Critical Information--I like the sound of that! ;)
All hail Ingrid, Queen POCI from here everafter!!!!!
06-21-2006, 07:54 PM