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Old 02-20-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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measure a hat?
i'm currently knitting odessa and i've been working the regular pattern for a few inches now.

i'm supposed to keep going until it measures 5.5 inches from the cast on edge but i'm not really sure how i'm supposed to measure.

do i measure it as is? or... do i try to flatten the hat out as much as possible and measure? or do i stretch it out so that the section i measure is "straight"? or do i stretch it to look like it's in the shape of a hat? because right now i'm getting measurements between 4 and 6 inches.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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I just put it in my lap and got out my tape measure. I'm of the mind that a tiny bit either way is no big deal so I wasn't too picky.

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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Whenever I measure something I lay it flat on a smooth surface (ie: table, wood floor). Then measure from the beginning of the piece to just below the needles.

I've found that if I lay it on anything with a texture (ie: rug, bed, lap) the item can become miss-shapen and my measurements get all whacky.
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