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Old 11-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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need some math help
Howdy! Wow, it's been a while since I was here, I like what you've done with the place! I love the red!!

Anyway, I won't keep you, but I need some math help because my brain is FRIED!!! I want to make this hat:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-striping-hat#

but the yarn my DD picked out is 6 sts/in. This pattern gives hat circumference measurements but not head measurements. My DD's head is 20" and I'm going to do a k1p2 turned up bottom, instead of the 2" of ribbing. How many sts should I cast on??? I was looking at the 5.5 sts chart and thinking of the 17" hat??? Is this right?

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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A hat circumference tends to be an inch or two less than an actual head measurement. Since you're going to turn up the ribbing like a cuff, then subtract an inch.
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I'm so sorry to still be so dense,...but if I go from 5.5 sts/" to 6sts/" then I need to subtract another inch or so, right? So about 3 inches less??
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No, you don't need to go down 3" from the head measurement, just one, for this pattern. Just multiply your sts/inch times her head measurement less one inch and that's how many stitches you need.
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Thanks so much!! You're the greatest! I'm getting started today!!
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