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Old 04-07-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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Increase a pattern size
I just got Erika Knight's book, "Knitting for Two: 20 Simple Designs for Expectant (and New) Mommies and Babies", and I was wondering if there is a way to increase the size of the pattern for the "Lacy Bonnet" in her book, because the pattern is for a 6-9 month old, but I need it to fit a 12 month old with a big head! If I used slightly bigger needles, might that work? Help!

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Old 04-07-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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This bonnet is very popular around here! I bought the book just for that pattern, though I haven't made it, yet. I'm sure you can make it bigger with larger needles and/or yarn, but you'd probably have to experiment to see how much bigger it gets.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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It's just too adorable to nix just because of the size, you know?
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
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Actually, Julie made one for the Compassionate Knit Along and it was tiny.

I made two sweaters from the exact same pattern with different yarn and needles and, boy, there was a huge difference. It's definitely worth a try.

Love that hat!!
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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OMG what a beautiful hat!!! Now I need to get pregnant again just so I can knit one!!! LOL!! :rofling:
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:20 PM   #6
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I've made several of the regular size (as written), then I made it with fingering weight yarn on tiny needles for the KAL...I wouldn't hesitate to try it with worsted weight yarn on 6s or 7s. :D
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