It is so nice making a baby hat when I know that the odds are good it will fit the baby just fine. It is much nicer to design baby hats knowing a bit more to expect with baby head growth. This is why I've been measuring not just Lucky's head circumference, but also the distance over his head from the tips of his ears. I now understand why most baby hats have folded brims!
So the Chevron Baby Hat sample was knit with sport weight yarn and fit my 5 week old baby perfectly. I started out following the exact pattern with a worsted weight yarn, using the same size needles. I wonder how the sizing will differ. So far, it looks like the sitches/inch are the same, but there are fewer rows/inch.
Because of the gauge difference, I knit 13 stripes (just over 4.25") before starting the decreases.
The finished hats are the exact same size. Wahoo!!
|Modeled by 2 month old Lucky.|