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Old 12-04-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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convert a child's hat to adult
I did a search but I can't find any info on converting a child size hat to an adult size hat. Do I just use bigger needles? Do I cast on more stitches?
When I was knitting in years past a yarn shop owner converrted a baby sweater to my size...It came out neat but after 12 years I still have not put the buttons on it! lol
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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This site gives you guidelines of how to make a hat with different sizes. Maybe you could use these guidelines.

I would add more stitches and just try to make it proportionately bigger, but this site gives more specific directions.
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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I hate to do this again, but ladies, this is what we call "knitting math". You can decide how much bigger you want the finished hat to be. 50% bigger, or 150% bigger. Once you choose a percentage, all the increases and decreases must also change by that percentage.

For example. If you have a pattern that says cast on 100 stitches, and you want to make it 10% larger, you would figure 10% of 100 and add that many stitches to your cast on.
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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True..."the math" helps...but sometimes it does depend on the pattern...if it's a k2 p2 rib, or has cables etc, that can make increasing or decreasing the size more complicated.
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