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Old 06-29-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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help with changing gauges
Hey all!

I have never knitted a hat before and decided to start with the "Simple Hat with Ribbed Edge" from this site, actually (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...opic.php?t=123). The only problem is I don't have size 7 needles. How different would it be if I used size 5 or 6? Would I have to change the number of stitches?
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Why not knit a swatch? Cast on with your size 6s, and see what your gauge is... you might not have to make any changes at all! Usually the pattern gives a gauge with "suggested" needles... you might get that same gauge with a different size needle. The gauge is more important than the needles, for sure!
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ok. I made a little swatch. The pattern says 20 stitches should = 4" but mine comes out to a little less than 3". Any suggestions?
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Take your gauge and go here. You'll be able to make a simple hat with a ribbed edge using your yarn, needles, gauge and measurements.
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Old 06-30-2006, 01:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Take your gauge and go here. You'll be able to make a simple hat with a ribbed edge using your yarn, needles, gauge and measurements.
Just wanted to say that I've used that formula and had good results.
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