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« on: December 27, 2007 08:51:57 AM »

I made a hat for my BF and it looks really nice, unfortunately it is too big. My question is: If I were to felt the hat how much would it shrink? I used lion brand thick and quick, Wool/acrylic blend.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 09:07:34 AM »

http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/we-thick.htm

If you're talking about Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, it won't felt at all.  If the label says "machine wash and dry" or "superwash wool", you're not going to get a felting action because the fibers have been treated so as to not mat together.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007 09:10:37 AM »

Damn, it looks like it would fit two people...  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007 09:37:35 AM »

Think about frogging it and re-using the yarn?  Or giving it to charity...  Sorry to have been the bearer of bad news...
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007 03:32:41 PM »

its okay, I knit a new one, the first one took 9 hours and the second one only took 6, and the knitting looks so much better. I also made myself one.. Smiley
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