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« on: July 29, 2009 10:06:37 AM »

I'm going to start knitting a hat for my dad, but his head is 24" around.  Using size 8 needles, how many stitches should I cast on?

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 10:38:27 AM »

I'm no expert, so someone else may have a more helpful hint, but here's how I would do it:

You already know that you need 24" so just knit a guage swatch for your yarn, and then multiply your stitches per inch in your gauge by 24" to get your number of stitches to cast on.

Personally, I usually make my hats about half an inch bigger after that, since I usually work in ribbing which makes it tighter.

Good Luck, and hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 01:46:29 PM »

You would need to figure out how many sts per inch you get. Use 1-2" less than the head measure, they need to be snug or they'll fall off. So multiply your sts per inch by 22 or 23 and that's how many sts you need. You may need to round up or down if you're going to use a rib pattern (needs to be an even number if doing 1x1 rib, or divisible by 4 if doing a 2x2 rib). And are you going to knit it in the round or flat?

« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 02:34:15 PM »


In the round
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009 08:27:10 AM »

Good, then you won't need to figure in extra sts for a seam. Use a measurement about an inch or 2 smaller, so 22-23" to figure your cast on stitches, and adjust for ribbing as above.

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