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lectrice


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Posted - 07/30/2006 :  6:46:21 PM  Show Profile Send lectrice a Private Message
Math is NOT my strong suit.

I want to adapt a pattern I have for someone with a larger head. The pattern as written says that it has an UNstretched circumference of 18 1/2"; doesn't say what it should stretch to. (It's corrugated ribbing at this point.) Gauge is 32=4"; cast-on is 136 stitches.

The head I'm knitting for is 23". The ribbing in this case won't be corrugated, if that matters.

How many stitches should I cast on? It's the unstretchedness of the original measurements that has me thrown...

Thanks!

Janet

fmarrs
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Posted - 07/30/2006 :  9:34:17 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I usually put ribbing at the edge of my hats and figure it this way. The circumference of the head times the stitches per inch equals the cast on. Then taking a needle 2 sizes smaller than that used for the gauge swatch work the first inch or more in ribbing. That will give you a stretchy edge to your hat. If you like it to fit snuggly, subtract 10%.

fran

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lectrice


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Posted - 07/31/2006 :  7:42:00 PM  Show Profile Send lectrice a Private Message
Thanks! That seems like it should work fine, especially since I'm not futzing with the corrugated ribbing.
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Margie
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Posted - 07/31/2006 :  7:56:32 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message
What on earth is corrugated ribbing?? Love the name and don't understand it.

Margie
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KristiMetz
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Posted - 08/06/2006 :  09:22:21 AM  Show Profile Send KristiMetz a Private Message
You want hats to have an unstretched circumference of around 80% of the head circumference, for MOST hat patterns.

So the pattern as it is sounds fine. I don't know what corrugated rib or non-corrugated rib means, can someone explain it to me?
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fmarrs
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Posted - 08/06/2006 :  10:10:35 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I don't know either since all ribbing is corrugated. (the ridged shape in cardboard)

fran

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dschmidt
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Posted - 08/06/2006 :  12:00:03 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by KristiMetz

You want hats to have an unstretched circumference of around 80% of the head circumference, for MOST hat patterns.

So the pattern as it is sounds fine. I don't know what corrugated rib or non-corrugated rib means, can someone explain it to me?



Thanks for that percentage -- it will be helpful.

Donna in VA
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