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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Anyone got sizing help for a newbie? on: August 05, 2007 09:58:20 PM
Hi, all! I've been a longtime lurker on Craftster and I've found a few new hobbies because of all you crafty people. Crochet is one, and being a complete beginner forgive me if this question seems obvious or if this is posted elsewhere.

I didn't want to start off with a scarf, and I feel like I learn best when I jump right in to projects, so my first crochet project is the City Girl Cap on Crochetville (am I allowed to post a link to it? sorry, I'm clueless). It's got some sc, some dc, some hdc, and even some fpdc and bpdc.. a little bit for everyone, I suppose. I finished, and I'm really happy (and I'm a LOT better at crocheting!) but it's a little snug. I'll be making another for a friend, and I need it to be a big larger.

Finally, my question: In general, to enlarge a pattern, could I just use a bigger hook with the same weight yarn? For example, a K instead of a J with worsted weight yarn? Or will I have to alter the pattern somehow? It's only a bit tight, and I'm afraid that if I altered the pattern I would screw it up altogether. I'm sure my gauge is off, but I'm not entirely sure how to correct that, either.

Sorry for the verbose post, but I'm chatty tonight. Thanks in advance for any advise / reference to another source!
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