View Full Version : pattern for baby hat using Calmer yarn?

03-25-2006, 03:29 AM
Hi everyone
Well, I knitted 7 hats from pima-tencel yarn (wonderful stuff) for my cousin. These are chemo caps (sadly) but she needed some that were cooler than the ones I made for her in January.

Now I need to make an easy hat for my friend's 6-month-old granddaughter. I bought a ball (skein? bundle?) of Rowan's Calmer for this project, but don't know what pattern would work best for that and get me the right size. (I'm also a loose knitter and need to use needles 2 sizes smaler than most patterns, to get the gauge). I'm not sure what circumfirence I should aim for. 20 inches? 18?

If you could recommend or share a free pattern that would be lovely. The yarn is a pale rosy pink. I can do "advanced beginng" patterns with circular and then double-pointed needles, and some easy stuff like ssk, ktog, and yo.

Thanks for your help, all you delightful people!

Jan in CA
03-25-2006, 11:27 AM
I'm not familiar with the yarn and enough baby patterns to tell you what is best, but I came across this hat yesterday and thought it was adorable!

Piece-of-Cake Hat (http://www.kidsknits.com/piece_of_cake.htm)

This might help if you don't have the child handy to measure.
Head size chart (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/head-sizes.html)

03-25-2006, 01:48 PM
thanks for the link to the cute pattern! I think I'll do it!

Here's what I found about "Calmer":
This yarn has a tension similar to DK but because of the elasticity in it, is knitted on bigger needles.

If the pattern calls for worsted, how do I change it to make it right for this yarn?

Thanks a lot!

Jan in CA
03-25-2006, 02:22 PM
I suggest you knit a gauge swatch. Then you can adjust needle size. It's a pain, but better than frogging repeatedly. :rollseyes: