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allnaturalpam
« on: November 02, 2008 08:14:08 AM »

I bought the book 100 Hats to Knit & Crochet last weekend because I hadn't made a hat yet, and it's something that I was really interested in.  I'm disappointed with the book though, because it should be called Tons of Hats to Crochet, and a few you can Knit. I did find this crazy "Jockey Cap" that I thought would be interesting.  Even with needles a size higher than the pattern called for, it's a little too small.  I can put it on, but it gives me a headache if I wear it too long.  Maybe my cousin's kids would enjoy it.











The yarn is some that my Aunt sent me.  It's Red Heart, but surprisingly soft.  The hat makes me laugh, but I really like it. 
~pam
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 09:20:40 AM »

You know, I have that same problem when I knit hats, they always end up too small, even when I do a larger size.  From looking at your hat, I guess that we have the same issue, we knit CRAZY tight!  As yet, I've not found a remedy for this, even with the needles sizing, increasing according the stitch repetition....*sigh*
So, I suggest you do what I do with my too small hats:  give them to children!!   Grin  LOL!!  They are super appreciative, which gives you the confidence boost you need to dive in and see if you can figure out how to fix the issue!
The hat is crazy cute, excellent work by the way!!
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allnaturalpam
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 01:39:08 PM »

You know, I have that same problem when I knit hats, they always end up too small, even when I do a larger size.  From looking at your hat, I guess that we have the same issue, we knit CRAZY tight!  As yet, I've not found a remedy for this, even with the needles sizing, increasing according the stitch repetition....*sigh*
So, I suggest you do what I do with my too small hats:  give them to children!!   Grin  LOL!!  They are super appreciative, which gives you the confidence boost you need to dive in and see if you can figure out how to fix the issue!
The hat is crazy cute, excellent work by the way!!

i do think that i knit too insanely tight sometimes, but i have read some reviews of the book saying that some of the patterns knit small anyway, so who knows? lol i'm trying a different hat with the same yarn (my aunt gave me 4+ skeins!), and you cast on more stitches to begin with, so i'll have to see how that one turns out.

thanks:)
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