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Old 02-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Help with baby hoody please?
I have knitted all the bits and sewn them together, was all looking good til it came to the hood!
The hood looked fine before I sewed it on, but now it's sewn on, the 'face-hole' (you know what I mean!) is too small and tight. Other than taking it off and knitting a new hood (and risk the same thing happening), I can't think of any way to resolve this. Also not sure why it's happened in the first place - I can see from markings on the pattern that I've obviously knitted this item before and it must have worked then...
Any advice?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Maybe you used a different type of yarn or needle that gave you a different gauge. Since it's worked separately and sewn on, I think you'll have to redo the hood; use more stitches or rows, whichever will give you a larger opening.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Before you take it out (and it sounds like this is what you'll need to do), measusre the sts/inch that you have so that you'll be able to calculate how many more sts you need to cast on for the re-knit.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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Hi - same wool, same needles, followed the pattern exactly.

I think you're right, I'm just going to have to start again and make it bigger! Sigh...
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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It may be that your tension changed from when you knit it before, that can happen.
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