You will need

- Knitting needles, yarn, a centimeter, a sheet of paper and pen (for calculations)

Instruction

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In order to correctly calculate

**the number****of loops**on*the needles*, you must associate a small sample. For its production, be sure to select a fragment of the main pattern, so that is what will determine in the end the correct set**of loops**. Obligatory condition of making a template is used the recommended yarn and needles that will be used for the main knitting.2

For example, the pattern consists of 20

**loops**+ 4 loops on the space between them, therefore, on the dial needles 24 stitches and knit the pattern at least 20 rows. If the pattern higher, targeting exactly on**the number**of rows in the pattern. Finish the row.3

Wash the resulting sample appropriate for the yarn means. Pat dry and leave to dry flat. After drying it is possible to count

**the number****of loops**. To do this, measure the width of the sample, which, for example, turned out 12 cm.4

Then make a proportion: 12 cm - 24 is a loop, therefore, 48cm (for example, the volume of the head of the doll) will amount to 96

**loops**. Means for knitting hats for dolls you need to score 96**loops**.5

Also, be sure to take into account that the basic pattern may be more "stretched" compared to the rubber band the same number

**of loops**. That is, for knitting elastic bands may need their smaller number. Therefore, the same product is necessary for each pattern further calculate**the number****of loops**on*the needles*, and then evenly increase or decrease**the number****of loops**.Useful advice

To run the sample take the needles and yarn, which I assume to knit the main product.