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Old 10-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Gauge and Finished Measurements
hi, I am working on Leisure Art#4457 Lace pattern baby bonnet. They have not given us the finished product measurements.
As per pattern Gauge: In stockinette St, 16sts = 4" (4st = 1")
For the Crown: Cast on 8 sts and gradually increases every even row with Yo to 82sts on 16th row.

Now the Big QUESTION?

My Gauge is 5sts = 1". If i Cast on 8sts and work the same to get 82sts then.....

WHAT IS MY FINISHED PRODUCT MEASUREMENT?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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It's going to be 82 divided by 5 which will be 16" more or less. While with the original gauge it would be 20". You need to increase on more rows until you have about 102 sts or so.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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hi,

Thanks. So 20 1/2" is the circumference right? Will this fit 6 months baby?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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You're just figuring out gauge and needle size with the gauge swatch in stockinette stitch. The lace pattern in this hat may well give you a different circumference for the actual hat. I wasn't able to see the lace pattern stitch to tell for sure but it's likely that the actual hat will be smaller than 20.5". That seems a bit large for a 6 month old. Here's one size chart.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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The 20" may be a different measurement than we normally take head sizes too. It could have some shaping or something.

vvs, do you have a link to the pattern, or at least a picture of it? Then we might be able to help you a little better.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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Hi,

I tried hard to find this one online. I actually copied it from my colleagues knitting book. The best I found was this link.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bonnet-12

I am using yarn#4 (Worsted- Malabrigo). Needle # 7
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That actually helps, thanks.

Yeah, it looks like you're really starting at the back of the head and the incs go all the way around the head and back of neck, so the 20" number would be okay, looks like it's a flared out brim around it. So just do more increase rows I think - take the stitch numbers they give as you go along and 'translate' them into inches according to the pattern's gauge. Then convert that into the same number of stitches you need to make the same measurment.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
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Hi,

Thanks so much suzeeq it really helps. One more thing. As per the pattern Cast On 8sts (4sts - 1") So Shall I Cast On 10 since my gauge is (5sts = 1") or Increasing the rows is a better option?
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Doing more rows is probably better. To make a flat circle increase correctly (this is what you're doing) 8 incs every other row works best. 10 inc every other row might make it too ruffley or you'd get more than a circle.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Look the book up on Ravelry. It may be listed there with finished items that will help answer your questions.
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