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Old 12-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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Those who have made the "fake" double-knit hats...
where you do a provisional CO, knit a hat, pickup from the provisional and knit another hat, stuff one inside the other...did you use worsted or DK or other weight of yarn? I just want to check that a double layered worsted hat is not too bulky for an adult sized hat.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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The one I made was dk--my shaven-headed son found it plenty warm.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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I made one with worsted for my BIL last Christmas. I imagine it was PLENTY warm!! DK or sport weight would probably be best unless you live in a very cold climate.
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I used fingering weight sock yarn for a baby-sized Harlequin Cap, which is folded up (basically making 4 layers around the ears). I think worsted weight would be fine for an adult, and extra warm in a colder climate than we have here in southern California.

Oh, and I wanted to mention, for those who don't care for provisional cast-ons, you can knit the hat top-down for one side and bottom-up for the second half.

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Old 12-22-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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The one I made was with WOTA so technically it's worsted although it does seem a little closer to DK than some worsted. It's nice and thick!

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