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Old 04-04-2008, 04:35 PM   #11
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DQ I love your hat, very nice. Mine looks kind off small but i followed the directions and when laid down the flat it measures just over 6 inches so that makes it just over 12 inches circumference which will stretch to 13-14 inches, which is the measurements given for a newborn on another site.

all babies will obviously be different so some will have smaller heads and some bigger. I am now doing another hat same cast on but have upped the needles to a 4mm to see what difference it makes in the size.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #12
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I realize the tiltle of post says Brits and I am no brit but Can I help???

I have a few hats I did recently that are newborn size! Plus I have casted on just now with pattern from the Save The Children website. I am using yarn that was generously donated to me for charity knitting by a very kind lady here on KH (Shandeh) some of it is fingering but I guess I can still use it if I hold 2 or 3 strands together right? Would that be ok?
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DQ your hat is beautiful!!!!

I always want to try color work but can never seem to get the cast on done!

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Nooooooo!

Here it is...



And with my hand...



Do you think it's ok?
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DQ your hat is beautiful!!!!

I always want to try color work but can never seem to get the cast on done!
Thanks! Here's the pattern --> http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/200...reeky-hat.html

it's really easy to knit, it was the first colourwork thing I did I think! I just had a bit of a sizing issue as I didn't use the right weight of yarn. It'll all be ok now though because the hat will be going to a good cause
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Thanks! Here's the pattern --> http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/200...reeky-hat.html

it's really easy to knit, it was the first colourwork thing I did I think! I just had a bit of a sizing issue as I didn't use the right weight of yarn. It'll all be ok now though because the hat will be going to a good cause
Thank you for the link.
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Hi bajanKnit I think Save the Children would welcome all hats, the more the better.
As far as I could tell there was no restrictions on what yarn you use, I could not get the gauge they quoted so found a pattern I could follow for a new born. now I know what size the hat should be it should not be to difficult to make it with any size yarn just add or take away stitches to make it the right size.
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Originally Posted by bajanKnit View Post
I realize the tiltle of post says Brits and I am no brit but Can I help???

I have a few hats I did recently that are newborn size! Plus I have casted on just now with pattern from the Save The Children website. I am using yarn that was generously donated to me for charity knitting by a very kind lady here on KH (Shandeh) some of it is fingering but I guess I can still use it if I hold 2 or 3 strands together right? Would that be ok?


Hiya

Doesn't matter a bit if you're not a Brit!

You're very welcome and thank you for contributing - in fact, if you've got some of Shandeh's yarn, I'd say it was compulsory - can't have part of her stash sitting there idle! - she'll want it used.

I'm sure using the fingering weight yarn in the way you've said will be absolutely fine; so many thanks again to both you and Shandeh.



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Hi Jen

Do I think the hat is ok? - No, definitely NOT - it's more than ok - it's lovely.

I've had a look at the pattern you kindly posted and it's a very easy way to work with two colours. (BTW It doesn't matter if there's some white in the hat, it's just an all-white hat that Save the Children can't use.)

Many thanks for the gorgeous hat and for posting the pattern link.

Hi Karina,

Thanks very much for posting the very useful info. about the knitting sizes.

All the Best

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Hi , Well i just love that hat Jen It is lovely .
I am glad that this thread has started to take off . . It is for a wonderful cause .
I will be casting on for my first one in a couple of days .
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I'm in How's this? This is Fair Isle so it will be extra warm.
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