confused about yarn weight and needle sizes for knitting/crocheting
I am a little confused about yarn weight and needle/hook sizes. I found a chart online that shows standards and guidelines for these, but right now I am working on a pattern (for a cupcake) that has me working with dk yarn and size US1 & US2 needles, and according to that chart that would be way off (chart says i should be using fingerling yarns with those size needles). How important is it to follow those standards/guidlines?? Is the chart mainly for finished guage sizes or is there another reason to follow it?? Just wondering because I just bought some dk weight yarn and just realized the pattern I am going to be using for booties called for worsted weight, and according to the chart I shouldnt be using a size E crochet hook with that yarn.... so confused.