A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 298,073
Currently Running With Scissors:
630 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Owl cable hat - adult size?  (Read 1343 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
striker923
Offline Offline

Posts: 1703
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

Rogues do it from behind


View Profile WWW
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pryor_k
« 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/
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bearscanfly
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 6445
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~my blog~ - DON'T READ IF YOU ARE IN A SWAP WITH ME AND DON'T WANT A SPOILER!!!!  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
~my pinterest~
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Understand the Concept of a Centered Subject
How to Create a Street Portrait
How to Create a Studio Portrait
How to Set up a File Structure for your Images
How to Use Lighting in a Studio
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.