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suceveanca
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  08:21:03 AM  Show Profile Send suceveanca a Private Message  Reply with Quote
math has never been my strongest point, lol. i found a vintage hat pattern that i would like to size down. it's written for sizes 6-12 months and i would like to make it smaller. it's the yellow hat in this image. http://www.etsy.com/listing/70173395/60s-crochet-and-knit-infant-sacque-and?ref=v1_other_2 thanks!

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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  10:23:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure what your question is, since the basic math is not provided in the photo or link. But the simplest answer to your question (without math) is: Finer yarn, smaller needles. That will get you the same hat smaller.

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anderknit
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  12:42:30 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aside from your sizing question, I have to say, this etsy post disturbs me. I happen to own the booklet from which this pattern is taken. I don't know what the copyright situation is (it is an old book), but it seems a bit questionable to me for someone to scan pages from a booklet and then sell them as a pdf.

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kbshee
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  2:51:22 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, that does seem odd. She says she only has one...I wonder if she purchased the PDF and now is selling it?


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suceveanca
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  6:46:52 PM  Show Profile Send suceveanca a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hmmm, the copyright issue has got me thinking. so i did a little research. apparently, patterns published in the 60s can become public domain and can be sold. as far as for thinner yarn, it already calls for sock yarn, and mine came out bigger than i want it.
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suceveanca
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  6:49:42 PM  Show Profile Send suceveanca a Private Message  Reply with Quote
anderknit, what year was your booklet published?
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anderknit
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  7:32:31 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
suceveanca - the copyright date is in roman numerals, and translates to 1968. The name of the booklet is "Bucilla Lovable Hand Knits / Infants to 4 years". And the etsy site you linked seems to be selling every one of the patterns in this book.

Where did you hear about copyrights from the 1960s reverting to the public domain? I'd be interested in hearing more about that. One source I found (from Cornell U) said that during the timeframe including 1968, if there is copyright notice in the publication, it is copyrighted for 95 years.

So I'd be interested in hearing what else is out there on the subject.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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suceveanca
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Posted - 05/31/2011 :  9:03:26 PM  Show Profile Send suceveanca a Private Message  Reply with Quote
here is some general info i found. http://knittingforprofit.com/blog/an-update-on-knitting-pattern-copyrights/
i also read something about the copyright having to be renewed within 28 years but i did not bookmark that site. i'll if i can find it again. i hope this does not get the etsy seller in trouble.
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