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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Cannot Make Hats Big Enough

This child has a HUGE head. I've made him several hats, always allegedly several sizes "too big" for his age, and *one* has fit him. Then DH went and felted it in the washer. :(

Here's my latest creation, done in Child size (and then some!) and it's still a bit small. I'm tearing out the decrease rows and adding more to the body.


Blogger Knittin' Geekin' Loser said...

(I have the big-headed children, too) Try this one: I use the "medium" adult size for my 4 year old. It fits both of us.

2:58 PM

Blogger knitsteel said...

I have a big headed boy too. It has always been a challenge. Have you tried doing a gauge swatch first, then using it to decide how many stitches to cast on? If you prefer to use a pattern, you could simply increase all of their stitch numbers by the ratio of their cast on number to your cast on number. I teach my handwork students to calculate their caston stitches by a gauge swatch and then adjust for pattern.

2:41 PM


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