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Ayla
12-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Hi!
I am looking for a pattern for fuzzy socks. They are called spa socks in stores but to describe them the whole sock is soft and fuzzy.. Looks like this:

http://www.ec21.com/company/t/textile21/upimg/Multi_Fuzzy...

Also was wondering if anyone knew the yarn used to make these. Also If you are making a hat with 2x2 ribbing (whole thing is in 2x2 rib) and you are using 4.5 mm needles and casting on 100 sts what yarn weight do people recommend for this hat so it fits an “average” adult???? Thanks for the help!

TooCircular
12-16-2009, 01:15 PM
I'm having trouble pulling the link up.

Jan

cacunn
12-16-2009, 02:40 PM
From what I have seen of spa socks they appear to be made out of chenille yarn.

http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/ch-thick.html

However since I can not open the link you gave I am not sure about the pair you show.

Jan in CA
12-16-2009, 03:03 PM
Also was wondering if anyone knew the yarn used to make these. Also If you are making a hat with 2x2 ribbing (whole thing is in 2x2 rib) and you are using 4.5 mm needles and casting on 100 sts what yarn weight do people recommend for this hat so it fits an “average” adult???? Thanks for the help!:noway: Is this a trick question? :teehee: I think worsted is probably what you'd use, but....

Here's a hat calculator that you can figure out by gauge.
http://www.earthguild.com/products/knitcroc/marypat/hatcalc.htm

Here's a few ribbed hat patterns for size 7 (4.5mm) needles and worsted weight yarn.
http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/modern-rib-hat1.pdf
http://www.landsend.com/lp/feelgood/feelgoodbeanie.pdf

http://www.hjsstudio.com/hat.html

Ayla
12-16-2009, 08:11 PM
http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1131237349048229040jSxspX
try that link and no it is no a trick question was wondering what yarn people recommended if I made a hat with 4.5 mm needles and 1oo sts in 2x2 rib.
Thanks for your help!!

Jan in CA
12-16-2009, 09:11 PM
http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1131237349048229040jSxspX
try that link and no it is no a trick question was wondering what yarn people recommended if I made a hat with 4.5 mm needles and 1oo sts in 2x2 rib.
Thanks for your help!!

Oh I know, I was teasing because it's a complicated question. I figure out what pattern or yarn I want to use first then figure out how many to cast on for the size I want. I've never figured it out the way you are wanting. I'd say worsted, but DK may also work. Do a swatch and see how many stitches you get per inch and go from there.

cacunn
12-17-2009, 09:11 AM
Ayla the trick to this question, as Jan in CA said, is that there are so many unknowns it is hard to give an answer. "Average" adult heads are somewhere in the 20 to 24 inch range, but may be larger or smaller. Given 10 knitter casting on 100 st with 4.5 mm needles could result in hats that would barely fit the 20 inch head or would fall down over the ears of the person with a 24 inch head. One knitter using dk weight yarn could have a hat that is the same size as another knitter using worsted weight. So this is a hard question to answer with the information given.

If you are knitting a watch cap for cold weather wear, the thicker worsted weight would probably be best. However for the watch caps that young people are wearing year round here in the states a lighter dk may be best. A watch cap style hat is easy to start. Knit a swatch with the yarn and needle you like or the person that the hat is for might like. If you are doing a 2x2 rib hat knit the swatch in 2x2. Multiply the stitches per inch by 20 (or the estimated head size). Round up to a multiple of 4 (2 knit + 2 purl) Cast-on and knit. If you use one of the hat calculators Jan in CA provided it will help with the when and where to decrease.

You probably have heard that MMV (mileage may vary) since knitting is a hand craft very few knitter will get the same result even when using the same pattern, yarn, needles and gauge.

We are all here to help each other, let us know more about your hat and we may be able to direct you to a pattern that you might like.
AND please post pictures!