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deise girl
« on: September 01, 2013 01:57:39 AM »

Hi All,

I have a problem, I'm not a very experience knitter, but I've been making double tailed santa hats (from the Big Bang Theory) and people have started asking me to make them for their children and babies and so on.  And I have no idea how to change the pattern from adult to child size.

the link to the pattern is below I hope it works.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3G-InohrdWiYTg2ZDYxZGUtODA0NC00YTllLWFkNzEtNjkxODFjZmZlYTA0/edit?hl=en&authkey=CMPDndEN

can anyone help me with this please Undecided
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013 07:16:27 AM »

At 4 sts per inch, 96 sts is going to make it 24" around which is quite large. You can use thinner yarn and smaller needles to downsize, or you can use less sts. Take your sts per inch and multiply it by the head size less an inch or so and that's approximately the number of sts you need. You can use less stitches in the 'k24' sections, taking them down to 16 or 18 or something to reduce to the number that you need. For an approximate head size based on age, here's a chart - http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/headsize.html - though children's heads come in all sizes. My 4 yo grand daughter measures 20", while other kids her age may be 18". This chart - http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html - may be a little more precise.
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deise girl
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013 04:56:24 PM »

Thank you Sue, I tried to knit a plain one without the cable (to save time) and it ended up way too big because it didn't have the twisted cable to tighten it up.  I am just finding it difficult to figure out how to do the tails, when I reduce the size.  I'm hoping I can figure it out. 

Thank you
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