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ludicrouslouisa
« on: August 27, 2010 12:33:05 AM »

So I looked at this pattern: http://comfortwool.blogspot.com/2010/04/owl-cable-hat.html and it appears to be in newborn size. Not cool. I was born 19 years ago, how can I make it big enough to fit me? How much do you reckon I'd have to increase it?

BTW I have a fat head - 22 inches :p
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010 08:07:59 AM »

I hate to say it, but I think your best bet is a gauge swatch. I would do 2 owls across (while stranding the yarn in the back so you get a "in the round" gauge even though it is a flat knit swatch) measure your gauge and calculate how many owls would need to go around your head.  Keep in mind you probably want to factor in negative ease (so you wouldn't want enough owls to go over 22 inches, you would probably aim at 20 or 19 inches around since the hat should stretch to fit).  That's what I would do anyway.  Or you could just estimate and start knitting and rip out...hats are usually quick knits anyway.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010 07:09:55 PM »

This kind Grin person did the hard work for you. http://www.knitculture.com/wise-old-owl-hats/
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010 07:47:39 PM »

Oh wow, I love that!! Cheesy I know my next project!

This kind Grin person did the hard work for you. http://www.knitculture.com/wise-old-owl-hats/

^ YES. This is so helpful and wonderful and makes life so much easier. I'm bowing down to you--and the author of that pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010 07:44:25 PM »

There are a bunch on Ravelry too.  I am fond of this one:
http://ruthieknits.com/Site/Owl_Hat.html
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