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Mar 16, 2015 21:24:06   #
Helen Hawkins
 
Have knitted 4 of these hats all to the pattern but with different yarns and thickness of yarn.
Used the same number of stitches and rows on all of them, the only difference i made to the pattern was the length measured from the edge at front of hat to the start of decrease. On the mans i used 5, inch ladies 4.5 inch, childs 4 inch and baby 3.5 inch. The photo's have the needle and yarn I used on each. Quite surprising the difference in sizes.
the next two were from the same pattern but I left the ear shaping out, on the multi colour orange I just knitted a straight garter stitch band.
Link for yellow hat,
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-stitch-hat-chemo

Link to the pattern

http://seamenschurch.org/sites/default/files/sci-1898-hat-kristine-byrnes-web-w-schematic.pdf


Cheers Helen












 
Mar 16, 2015 21:30:48   #
Suseeque
 
All of your hats are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creations with all of us.
Mar 16, 2015 21:43:26   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
Lovely hats.
Mar 16, 2015 22:29:24   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
Love your pictures of the 4 hats together - it looks to me as if the man's hat should have the last 3? decrease rounds without the plain row in between if it were to truly fit under a hard hat - would you agree? Otherwise it's a bit pointy.

Hubby has requested one for this purpose.
Mar 16, 2015 22:32:07   #
Helen Hawkins
 
Hilary4 wrote:
Love your pictures of the 4 hats together - it looks to me as if the man's hat should have the last 3? decrease rounds without the plain row in between if it were to truly fit under a hard hat - would you agree? Otherwise it's a bit pointy.

Hubby has requested one for this purpose.


It would make it a closer fit to go under hard hat.
Cheers Helen
Mar 16, 2015 22:48:44   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
They are lovely ! Nicely done... :thumbup:
 
Mar 16, 2015 23:48:49   #
MaryCarter (a regular here)
 
Thanks Helen, lovely to see the differences.
Mar 17, 2015 00:32:31   #
DHobbit
 
:thumbup: :thumbup:
Mar 17, 2015 00:34:10   #
olithia
 
All your hats are very pretty ! Thanks for sharing.
Mar 17, 2015 03:15:33   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Helen Hawkins wrote:
Have knitted 4 of these hats all to the pattern but with different yarns and thickness of yarn.
Used the same number of stitches and rows on all of them, the only difference i made to the pattern was the length measured from the edge at front of hat to the start of decrease. On the mans i used 5, inch ladies 4.5 inch, childs 4 inch and baby 3.5 inch. The photo's have the needle and yarn I used on each. Quite surprising the difference in sizes. ...
Helen, you have performed an excellent experiment, and there will be fewer frostbitten ears next winter because of it. On behalf of those ears, I THANK YOU!

To help myself replicate your versions of this ingeniously designed hat, I've put your photos and information into a one-page PDF, and to help others, I've attached it below.
Helen HawkinsÂ’ variations on the 1898 Hat
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Mar 17, 2015 03:48:17   #
Helen Hawkins
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Helen, you have performed an excellent experiment, and there will be fewer frostbitten ears next winter because of it. On behalf of those ears, I THANK YOU!

To help myself replicate your versions of this ingeniously designed hat, I've put your photos and information into a one-page PDF, and to help others, I've attached it below.


Thank you Jessica Jean,
When I made these I was not fussy about what size they turned out as they are all for charity. I figured there is always a needy head for any size hat.
It was quite interesting to see the difference in size just changing yarn and needle size. I really love this pattern.
Cheers Helen
 
Mar 17, 2015 06:21:01   #
betsy10904
 
Thank you Helen and Jessica Jean. Fabulous info on this great hat!
Mar 17, 2015 06:35:04   #
kiwiannie
 
Very beautiful work Helen,the hat sizes are very interesting.
Mar 17, 2015 07:23:47   #
sbel3555
 
Thank you so much Helen --this really takes the guess work out of that pattern. And you are a fabulous knitter.
sbel3555
Mar 17, 2015 07:26:12   #
jeannietta (a regular here)
 
Thanks for this!!
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