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« on: June 15, 2007 01:17:49 AM »

I have searched and searched, and I cannot find a child's beanie (hat) pattern I like. I want to knit one for my daughter in a Wee Willie Winkie type style, with a long "tail", similar to this one but in a toddler size. I am not good at adapting sizing, and I just can't seem to find a pattern, despite looking through endless books, and googling til my eyes bleed.

Any suggestions gratfully received.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007 01:43:47 AM »

I don't have a pattern for you - sorry!  But I think that this would be a really simple pattern to modify.  According to this site an adult woman's head is about 20" around and a toddler's head is about 16" around.  So, if you apply a simple ratio to the number of cast-on stitches, you get 56 stitches for a toddler sized hat.  Then you should be able to just follow the directions and make the decreases when you get to that point.  I'd also recommend trying it on your daughter as you go in case you need to modify it further (like maybe do a 54 st. cast on with a k3p3 rib instead of a 4x4 rib?).

I know this wasn't what you were hoping for, but I hope you find it helpful just the same.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007 02:29:28 PM »

What about using a santa hat pattern & just change the colours.

No picture sorry but sizes up to 2 years old.
http://www.knitlist.com/01gift/santa-hat.htm

this one you would replace the fluffy cuff with several inches of ribbing, I would add it after casting on for main hat but before start top piece.  Limited in size range though.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kctq-santaHat.html



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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2007 04:00:12 PM »

Oh, thank you, cinnamon teal and Jints! Those are all useful links. I'll grab some yarn and give it a try!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007 04:25:54 PM »

I don't know if this helps but maybe if you used the kniffty knitter then somehow decrease it it would be easier? Smiley
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