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Old 02-04-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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Would 1 average skein be enough?
My knitting group is going on a small yarn crawl to 3 lys's this weekend and I am wanting to pick up yarn to make my girls a hat each. But I have not figured out which hat to make (there are so many!) I was wondering if one average skein would be enough for a hat for a 4 year old and a 5 year old? I think so but I want to make sure I have enough yarn, I am thinking of some not so harsh worsted wool if that helps?

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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My last hat used about 100 yards of sport weight wool for an adult. So a single skein should be enough for a child. Unless you're planning on earflaps or a tassle or something.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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i knit a whole ton of roll brim hats. they take about 60 yards each. that was a high estimate though
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:55 AM   #4
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I believe so! I made two hats for DH recently, and one skein did it.

BUT...remember, some skeins have 215 yards, and some skeins have 92 yds!

That would make a diff.

So to before you go shopping...find a basic kid pattern that you like, and check the yardage needed.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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I have made lots of hats and the only time I went into a second skein was with the adult size with a large cuff.
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