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roquemoma
« on: November 06, 2008 07:08:32 PM »

I want to make Knitty's Toasty Topper (http://knitty.com/issuewinter07/PATTtoasty.html) for my son, but he's almost five, and has a big head, so I'm thinking I need to make it a little bigger.  Do you think using bulkier yarn and bigger needles will be okay?  I know enough about knitting to know you can do that with some stuff, but not enough to know whether it works in every case?  What do you think?
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008 08:26:43 PM »

Yes, using thicker yarn and larger needles should make it larger. The hat is done with 2 strands of worsted, which is usually thicker than bulky, but going up to a size 10.5 or 11 needle will make it much larger.  Measure you son's head and subtract an inch then try to get that measurement.
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