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« on: February 23, 2008 05:38:00 AM »

i took my fiance to walmart to let him pich out yarn for slippers and a hat he wanted me to make him. the slippers went well with out any major problems. the hat however is giving me a real prolbem...
 his head is too big! i have tried both beanie patternd from SnB happr hooker and a pattern from Not your mamma's crochet but i need to shrink his head or something...

if any one knows of beanie pattern for big headed boys ro just a solution i wuold love it. thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 06:43:23 AM »

If you like those two patterns, try using a larger hook than asked for to make a bigger hat.  With my husband, I just crocheted in the round and kept trying it on him until it looked right for him.

« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008 07:33:32 AM »

I have had soem success with making larger hats by adding a row of increases to the pattern.  If the pattern starts from the top down, for example, a lot of them have you do a row with 2 stitches in every stitch, then two stitches every other stitch, two every third, etc.  If you add in one more row of that before going to straight crochet, the hat will be bigger.  It might take a bit of playing around to get it to fit right, though.  Also, the above poster had an excellent suggestion of just using a bigger hook.

« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008 10:31:49 AM »

 Grin thanks so much for both of thoes sugesstions. i guess i will have to explain that its a process. for having such big heads you would thing they would understand things better.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008 03:12:47 PM »

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=87  Maybe this can help you figure out how big to make the circle (part with the increases).
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