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« on: August 26, 2008 05:47:09 PM »

So I made this hat a few weeks ago:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262010.msg2937678#msg2937678
It's too big and I was wondering much it would shrink up if I tried to felt it, and if it would still be a little stretchy.  It's 100% merino, and knit in seed stitch...  And if it goes too far in the small direction, can it be blocked out to the right size?  (Can you tell this is my first time doing any of this?  Cheesy)
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008 07:57:56 PM »

You might be able to shrink it, but if it felts you won't be able to stretch it out again.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008 05:43:12 AM »

Measure your head, the standard for an adult hat is about 22" but you may be a little different. Cut your measurement in half, that's how big you need the hat to be when it's flat (i.e. a 22" hat should measure 11" when laid flat). Check the hat every 5 minutes while it's in the washing machine & measure. When it gets to the size you need, take it out.
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