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I am starting one of these hats for DD this evening..(will be making more for DS and xmas presents when I figure out the pattern!)<br><br>
so, my question is, how do I convert this pattern to a child size? would I just ch and see how many it takes to go around half her head then go from there? (the edging and ear part I can wing)<br><br>
also I don't have an M hook and am using red heart yarn. I was thinking I would use the largest hook I do have and double strands.<br><br>
advice? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
pattern here;<br><a href="http://plcdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/12/cat-hat-free-pattern.html" target="_blank">http://plcdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/...e-pattern.html</a>
 

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I'd measure the head at the level you want the hat to sit. Then I'd divide that diameter by two and make a rectangle with this number as your width and keep crocheting until the rectangle folds over into a hat size you want. I'd go for it with your idea for the hook and the yarn and see what you get. If you do this and count your stitches and measure the finished product and repost with those numbers, I or someone else can help you modify...
 

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I did it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I am only half done but it seems like it's working! I do think double strands is a bit too thick for my liking with the red heart though!<br><br>
I have some leopard print (well striped actually) it's chenille and would be soooo adorable as a baby kitty hat! (I only have one skein and have been unable to find more) I am totally making one for my little sis's new baby to be!<br><br>
btw do you happen to know how to crochet a flower? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I made my daughter a cream wool hat last year with nine different, outrageous, purple flowers sewn on...enjoy!<br><br><a href="http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-rosettes.html" target="_blank">http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-rosettes.html</a><br><br><a href="http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60179A.html" target="_blank">http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60179A.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/mooncat48/Patterns/PinsandFridgies/Zinneas/zinneas.htm" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/mooncat48/P...as/zinneas.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.fablehandmadegoods.com/Crochetpattern-leaves.html" target="_blank">http://www.fablehandmadegoods.com/Cr...rn-leaves.html</a><br><br>
Some of the best flower patterns were in books... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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oh great! thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
(love these!!!)<br><br>
I do have some books too, I really should dig those out!
 
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