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Old 11-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
Olha
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You guys are both right. It is true that it shrinks vertically more. However, I felted my husband's hat that was too large and it worked. As someone advised, I pulled it lengthwise to compensate for it. (First, I measured the original length to know how long it should be).

Plus, it smothered the texture and made denser fabric. I liked the result.

On a side note, next time I would try to reknit the ribbing on a fewer number of stitches (I don't think I could go much lower in needle size). Somehow this hat still has a tendency to slide upwards a bit
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