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CreationsbyTinaMarie@yaho
« on: September 01, 2009 10:31:03 PM »

What is the best stretch fabric to make baby hats?
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009 04:30:54 AM »

Not a mom or anything, but I'd guess it depends on what kind of hat you're trying to make? I've made a lot of beanie-type hats out of regular fleece before for winter, but this time of year is maybe too warm?
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009 09:04:58 AM »

A stretchy knit.. something small and fine.. not big knits. if this makes any sense to you..
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009 12:33:38 PM »

Speaking of stretch fabrics... what sewing machine settings do I use? I noticed I couldn't sew T-shirt material the other day no matter how hard i tried. Kept missing stitches etc...
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009 01:53:20 PM »

Needle s/b for knit fabrics and tension settings!! I always have to get out my books to read for tension settings.I hate messing with them.. Good luck.Jude
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009 07:00:16 PM »

the softest knit you can find. Baby heads are sensitive.  Babies lose alot of heat through their head so if it's a hat to keep them cozy make sure it can hold a little heat.  Fleece is great for winter time, a tshirt type knit for summer.

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