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Old 10-23-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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I've knitted a hat, but it's too big. I followed the pattern for woman size...?
Apparently my brain is very small so i don't have a woman size head....So anyway, is there anyway i can shrink it a bit? Like wet it or something? Because the pattern says cover it with a damp cloth then let dry; should i just wet it completly and then put it on the washing line?
[I've already asked for help on here, about this same hat by the way]

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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What's the pattern and fiber content of the yarn?
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:11 AM   #3
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Pattern is basically ribing for abour 4cm, then this stitch which does on row plain stitch/one row purl-knit onto the stitch bellow, for about 16 cm. The yarn is half wool half acrylic.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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How many did you cast on? Do you have the actual yarn name?

Unfortunately wool/acrylic probably won't shrink. If the label says you can wash it you might try that and see if it tightens up a bit.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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was it the bounce hat? the pattern of ribbing with K1below--a broiche stitch ribbing (called fisherman's rib or shaker rib, or..) is a very loose rib and the hat is supposed to be loose, not snug (only the beginning ribbing for first few inches is snug)
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