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Re: re-size pattern to child size from adult
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: November 10, 2008 07:14AM

The average head circumference (this info from a pediatric growth chart site) for a 24 month old is around 19 inches - a little less for girls, a little more for boys. So depending on what "adult" and "medium" mean in your pattern (my husband's hats cover my whole head), you may be going down three or four inches. A smaller hook may do the trick, but you may want to adjust your yarn size as well, especially if the original hat is fairly closely crocheted or the yarn used is rather thick. So you might also move from a bulky yarn to a worsted weight or from a worsted to a dk or even a sport weight.

You could also do the math and remove the necessary number of stitches from the pattern. If there is a stitch multiple involved it becomes more complicated, but not impossible. It might even be simpler if the multiple contains the number of stitches needed to remove.

Figure out what the original size is from the pattern gauge and see what works best from there.

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  re-size pattern to child size from adult CARRIESGLASS 11/09/2008 07:39PM
  Re: re-size pattern to child size from adult Jane R 11/09/2008 09:43PM
  Re: re-size pattern to child size from adult Alex 11/10/2008 07:14AM

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