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fluffypechey
10-11-2006, 08:19 AM
Hello I have been searching for hours for a 18 month old girls bobble hat to knit or a little pretty girlie one.
It has to be reasonable and not toooooooooooooooo hard although I know you would all help me :hug:

Do any of you have a pattern 18 months/2 years??
Please tell me I can stop trawling the net :pout:

:hug: Sharon

River
10-11-2006, 10:59 AM
try this site and see if it will help

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hats_childrens.php

fluffypechey
10-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Oh wow thanks so much for that :hug:

Now all I have to do is choose one :teehee:

:muah: Sharon

River
10-11-2006, 04:18 PM
you are welcome. that is the hardest part is picking the one you want to make. good luck and let me know the one you pick

fluffypechey
10-11-2006, 09:42 PM
Oh I have found a hat its gorgeous and girly.

Only trouble is its for a 4 to 8 years old. Mine needs to be 18months/24 months/
Is there anyway I could change the pattern? Number of stitches or needle size or am I clutching at straws? :shrug:

:wall: :?? :verysad:

Please help me someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :heart:

:muah: Sharon

Mama Bear
10-12-2006, 06:12 AM
Yes, you can change it. I change adult hats to kid hats all the time.

It would help to see the pattern. If it's a close fit just measure your daughter's head. Divide that measurement into the inches around the hat is and it will give you a close idea of how many stitches per inch you need. Find a yarn and needle that give you that many stitches per inch.

If it's a hat with some stretch like a stocking hat, you might need to subtract an inch so like you would with socks. If it's a loose hat, you may need to add some.

Mama Bear

SandraEllen
10-12-2006, 07:45 AM
fluffypechey, i didn't see this post here, but replied your comment about an 18mo. hat in the bunny hat post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19190).

It's pretty easy to convert hat patterns to smaller sizes. If you have a specific pattern in mind, you can link to it here and we can help you convert it.

fluffypechey
10-12-2006, 04:39 PM
Thanks I knew I could count on you here. I really really love it!!!


http://www.theknittinggarden.com/gallery-sept/sept-free-2.htm


:heart:
The little girl is 18 months/2 years old.

Please help because it looks easy and pretty. Its for a xmas present.

:notworthy:

Sharon

Mama Bear
10-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Well... not sure now much help this is. The pattern doesn't give a gauge! At least not that I found. The directions also don't match up with the number of stitches. I THINK I know what they intended, but it's not what they wrote. For example, in this line : next row (RS): K5, *sl1, K1, psso, K4* K5 You are starting with 42 stitches. I suspect they want the *sl1, K1, psso, K4* repeated 5 times, but that still leaves you with the wrong number of stitches, so I suspect you don't K4 the 5th time but leave off the K4 and do that last K5 instead.

You may want to consider a different pattern if you don't want to do some refiguring and guessing.

If this is the hat that you are wanting to knit regarldess...

Andean Trail by Cherry Tree Hill, the yarn they are using, is listed as averaging 2 stitches per inch on size 11 needles. Not sure what it would get on the size 15 needles the band is done on, and of course this changes with every knitter!

Do you know the size of the head of the child you are knitting for? Basically I would cast on enough for 1" less than the child's head size.

If you don't know the child's head size, I would probably knit the hat to come about 18" around the band. If the child has a head on the smaller end, it might be rather loose, but should stretch fine for up to a 20" head. That would fit the majority of children in that age range.

Do you already have a yarn in mind? That would affect my choice of needle size. You can either change the number of stitches cast on to match the size head you want (and make corresponding changes to the decreases) or you can use a yarn that works with smaller needles.

Since this yarn is listed on size 11 needles, you might be able to use it on size 8's with 11's for the Brim, but I wouldn't know how tight it knit up and how it looked without trying it.

The other thing you need to do it make sure that the height of the hat is sufficient for the child it's being knit for.

I have probably confused you more than helped, but I'll post this anyway just in case it helps. I'm sure Ingrid could put all this much more succienctly.

Mama Bear

SandraEllen
10-12-2006, 08:40 PM
ok. here's what i would do.
assuming you're using the same yarn or can find one with similar gage...
oh yeah.. This hat pattern seemed pretty hacked together since none of the decreases in the top lined up and they usually do. I pretty much rewrote the top of the hat, but it should still turn out perfectly.

cast on 32 st (2st/inch and 16") with size 15 needles
knit k2 p2 rib for 5 rows, 4 rows stockinette, switch to size 11 needles
5 rows stockinette

start decreases.

*know that one st on each end will be eaten up by the seam.
*this leaves 30 st for your decreases. i chose multiples of 5.
*that means we're decreasing 5 times and starting with 6 stitches to do it

row1: k4, k2tog, *k3, k2tog* k1
row2: purl
row 3: k3, k2tog, *k2, k2tog* k1
row 4: purl
row 5: k2, *k2tog, k1*
row6: purl
row7: k1, k2tog across to last st, k1
row 8, purl across
Cut yarn leaving enough to finish, weave yarn thru remaining stitches to pull closed.

to finish it, do the same thing the other hat does. seam up the side and then tie the strings on the side.


Good Luck!

fluffypechey
10-12-2006, 08:52 PM
Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

You are the greatest :hug: I really appreciate your help. It is so nice of you both to help me. I am still sometimes astonished at the kindness of some people on 'the net'.

I will start the hat tomorrow xxx Shall I show you the progress?

I have several other things to show as well.
I have done 2 cushion covers. 3 scarfs, one shrug and a pair of wrist warmers. None of these have been stitched yet. I may need help with the shrug. I would like to block it but have no idea really as I have never done this before. I have always finished stitched and that was it :oops:

Oh I can't wait until I start the hat. Its now 2.00am (insomnia sufferer) so later today after some sleep I will start. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Thanks again from the bottom of my heart for your help.

:muah: Sharon (a very grateful knitter) :notworthy:

SandraEllen
10-12-2006, 08:54 PM
OF course we want to see the progress!!! I'll be looking for it!