View Full Version : hats are always too big

03-07-2007, 08:53 PM
:shrug: if the things I knit always tend to be too big should I just drop a needle size smaller than the pattern calls for to correct the problem, it mainly occurs with hats, I am beginning to think I have a really small head.

03-08-2007, 03:06 PM
**Just giving your post a bump back up**

I have seen on here where someone has posted a link to making hats by knowing your gauge and head circumferance, but I do not have it. Maybe someone else has seen it and knows the web site. It also had help on how to adjust the pattern.

Jan in CA
03-08-2007, 03:29 PM
What pattern are you using? What yarn and how many are you CO?

Adjusting the needle size might work if you are a loose knitter, but you can also adjust by casting on less stitches. Give this site a try and see if it helps you figure it out.


03-08-2007, 06:22 PM
hi, realized after I posted this that I did save the hat formula page, forgot that i had it and forged ahead on my own ...big mistake, the hat is called groovy moms chunky ribbed hat, I used 2 strands of worsted yarn and size 6.5 mm straight needles , the pattern called for US size 10, and you were to cast on 84 stitches which i did and ended up with a hat that would fit 2 people ...i will use the formula from now on,stupid me
thanks for reminding me to follow your help

03-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Wear your hats liek keira nightly
she wears them baggy and lets the hat flop back a bit.

get the keira look!

03-08-2007, 08:16 PM
crazy aunt purls hat recipe (http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/easy_rollbrim_k_1.php)
this is a funny read and you could easily alter it to include a ribbed brim, cables....just whatever you can think of.. ejoy! :heart: