I have made my husband " 2 " hats this weekend for hunting in that horrid bright orange hunters wear in the winter. Well, both hats turned out TOO BIG!
I took the pattern I used to make my neice a hat since it tuend out great, I just made it the large size for him. I used 2 strands to make it nice and warm. ( Hunting is in COLD December and they hunt our hill. )
So why would hat turn out too big? The yarn has hardly any stretch to it. It's a cheaper yarn. :-( WINTUK.
Did you decrease your number of stitches when you doubled the yarn? If not, that could account for it being too big.... sorry that happened!
UH OH... I didn't even think of that. UGHHH! NOw I didn't decrease when I made Lauren's hat. BUt the yarn I used for her was soft and thinner. I guess I just have to use thinner yarn for him. BIUt then how will he kleep warm?
It doesn't have to be thick to be warm. But you could still use doubled yarn, just decrease the CO sts by however many it's too big. (Put it on him, pinch it together so it fits and count how many sts in the pinched together part)
sue- knitting heretic
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if you're still having trouble with the sizing, why not knit a little swatch, measure how many stitches per inch you're getting (I like to measure out over a few inches, and then just divide to get the per inch). Measure how big you want the hat. Then just multiple that number, by you're sts per inch. This should give you how many stitches you need to cast on.
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