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I have a hat pattern that uses "five weight, four weight, and three weight yarn". I tried to research the weights, but I am not sure if I am getting answers for American weights or European. The hat pattern link is below:

http://knittingwithschnapps.blogspot.com/2016/02/introducing-raspberry-mocha-swirl.html

Thanks much! (I think I saw an answer to this question previously, but I did not tattoo the answer to my body, which is the only thing I do not lose".)
 

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If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48. super chunky

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 72. worsted

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches. DK
 

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I think your question has been well answered - US needle sizes and yarn weights. I really like that instructions are given for different yarn weights. Makes life easier. Thanks for the link.

PS I thought I had a tattoo. Where'd it go? :sm19: :sm17: :sm17:
 

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Your pattern is written to allow adjusting for different sizes, but you will be using only one weight of yarn for any one size. The designer did not specify a size for a weight of yarn or give a gauge to guide you, so I would go with the #4 or worsted weight and hope that is meant to fit the average size head. If you want a larger than average hat, then I would go up to the #5 or bulky weight; if you want a smaller than average hat, then the #3 or DK weight would be a better choice.

I believe the previous posters are correct about the weights being US. This is an attractive hat; but without a gauge or more direction about size, I would be checking Ravelry for a different pattern.
 

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I have knit several of her hat patterns & the ones I have done always included head sizes to match the hat size. Am surprised this one doesn't have that info. I would think the hat will fit the average head size 20-21".
 
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