View Single Post
Old 12-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,298
Thanks: 611
Thanked 3,349 Times in 3,033 Posts
You could try a lighter weight yarn (around 20sts/4" instead of 18sts/4" called for in the pattern) and smaller size needles with the same instructions given in the pattern. That'll make a smaller hat. It doesn't have to be too much smaller as you can see from this chart.
Even if you use the yarn weight called for, do a gauge swatch with your yarn and needles and you'll be able to calculate the number of sts to cast on for the hat size you need. Remember to knit the hat slightly smaller than the actual head size so that it isn't too loose but fits comfortably.
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote