I'd like to make the Cabled Newsboy Cap from S'nB Nation, but I have kinda a big head and most hats don't fit me well.
It calls for needles size 8 for the ribbing and 10 1/2 for the rest of the hat (the ribbing is probably the part that won't fit).
The yarn is Blue Sky Worsted Hand Dyes (not a good choice since it's a merino/alpaca blend and this is for the summer).
So anyway, is the easiest way to increase the size to just increase the needle size? Or should I find a bit of a chunkier yarn?
Also, has anyone reading this tried replacing a merino/alpaca blend with a cotton blend for a hat? I'm not sure how well that would work since cotton doesn't stretch much. Maybe I should go with (eesh) some acrylic. Any recommendations or thoughts?
TIA for any advice! I really need something to protect my big 'ol head this summer.