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Topic: Windy City and Hot Head Questions  (Read 1631 times)
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« on: December 09, 2005 09:44:18 PM »

Hello!  I have searched the boards but I did not find an answer to either of these questions:

In the Windy City scarf, is there a particular way to attach and start working with the second skein (when you begin the keyhole)?  My first thought was to just pick up the yarn and knit but I am not sure if that is secure.

And then, for Hot Head, are the finished circumferences listed based on the size of head you have?  Mine is 22" so I assume I would make the Large size in that case.  But I want to be sure since I feel like there's no way to check until after it's finished (although maybe there is a way to check, but I don't know it yet?).

Thank you for all your help.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005 01:32:10 AM »

I have made the hot head, and I made the medium for someone with a big head, but the beauty of the ribbing is  it fits to whatever size head you have! It's nice and stretchy.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005 07:55:16 AM »

I think I made the medium for myself, but I wished I'd made it bigger.  But I like roomy hats, and I didn't want to have to stretch the ribbing all the way just to wear it.  But bird nerd is right about the ribbing--it makes it hard to mess up the size.

For the scarf, somewhere in SNB there's a discussion on how to add a new ball at the beginning of the row (which would work, even though you're technically in the middle).  I'd just loop the yarn through the base of the stitch and tie a sturdy little knot, and then just weave the ends in. Then again, I'm a compulsive knot maker.  You could always go back and untie and weave the ends in.  It would'nt go anywhere.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005 08:15:46 AM »

i'd vote for making hot head smaller than you think you'll need. as bird nerd noted, ribbing is very stretchy. i made the large for my husband and the circumference is fine, but it's kind of long. he has to flip the bottom of the hat up or else it would cover his eyes. oh well, he likes it anyways.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 01:17:46 PM »

Thanks for your replies everyone.   Smiley  I have successfully made it past the keyhole!  I'm looking forward to starting on the Hot Head and I'll go with Medium size since you are right about ribbing.  I didn't even think of that  Embarrassed  I will try to post a picture of both things when they are done!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005 03:01:46 PM »

even tho this post is days old, thought I'd throw in my 2 cents-i made the hot head for our 5 year old-i think i did medium-(her head's already like, 22 inches) and it's way too big--I used the soft caron stuff with some kind of eyelash-y type stuff-but yeah, way big.  It's cute but, I don't think she cares too much for it...(but I think it's adorable when she wears it...)
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