Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Is the hat for you? What weight yarn and how many did you cast on? Is it ribbed?
Its for Dad, who Mum reckons is a 57cm head circ.
DK 100% wool, 108 stitches, 4.5mm needles.
Cast on with 5mm, way loose. No ribbing. Its not just the cast on, its the whole circumf.
Fits husband only at a MAJOR stretch, fits 5 year old son fine.
pattern said finished size 54cm unstretched 20 sts on 4mm = 4", i.e. 10sts = 5.1cm. My swatch on 4mm was more like 10 sts = 4.5cm, thats why I went to 4.5mm needles. Guess I shulda knitted another swatch, but Zzzzzzz boring !
Finished thing is 53.5cm I reckon, but it just doesn't stretch like it would if it wasn't fair isle.