Originally Posted by dontgetit
Should have paid more attention when my grandmother was alive!
I have a pattern for a Tam hat that is from the Lion Brand website pattern number kim-beret. I am confused with the brim of the hat. I know to cast on 80 sts (this will not fit around my head) then I am to join and work circularly 1 1/2 ". Inc Rnd (K1, k into front and back of st) around - 120 sts.
Do I just need to start with something easier...the skill level is Easy +
If anyone can help I appreciate it!
Pattern Link Kim Beret
Have you knit a gauge swatch? At the recommended gauge of 18 stitches per inch, 80 stitches is about 9 inches. The K 1, P1 stitch should give you stretch to fit around your head.
You say that the 80 stitches will not fit around your head. What is your gauge and head size?