Originally Posted by momwolf
Cute hat Rita I'm behind as had to work today,but got half of one done. If you don't follow Dr.Ellie's Instructions you're gonna be in BIG trouble.She knows where you live
Ellie ,Thanks for all your work on trying to find us Americans a address to send the hats to.And another cute hat.WOW 2 hats done I'm impressedYou go girl
I was reading the pattern they give for the hats and it says to use soft wool.Now do you Brits call all yarn wool or do they mean real wool?I wonder if they mean real wool because most of the babies are born at home and the wool will keep them warmer. I suppose most of their homes are cold in the winter,and they do take their kids with them where ever they go.So maybe I'll just make the rest of the hats out of soft wool.What do ya think?
What do you mean, two
hats done!? Cheeky hound! Just how fast do you think I can knit? - Hell's teeth, I've only done one and a quarter.
I'm sorry if the word 'wool' is causing a bit of confusion - Brits of a certain vintage (cough) use the word to cover every
type of yarn.
Babies hats are knitted with smooth acrylic yarn. It is usually Double Knitting (aka DK) weight. I tend to buy DK that says on the label that it's for babies or toddlers. Most of this type of acrylic yarn is machine washable at low temperatures.
US Light Worsted seems to be the nearest weight to DK.
I've put a link to a weight chart below which seems to cover the whole range of wool - oops - yarn weights.
Thanks again Julie for all your kind help.