This is my first time to this forum, although I've appreciated the amazing videos before! I'm from SW Ontario, Canada.
I've got my eye on a hat pattern in the book Modular Knits
by Iris Schreier (great book, BTW). I started my gauge with some Koigu which as it turns out is too light of a wool so I went to my LYS yesterday and bought some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk.
My gauge was perfect so I started to knit my hat on round needles. After about ten rows I realized that when I put it down at one point and picked it back up, I had twisted it so decided to tear it out and start over.
So, finally, to my question...when I took it off the needles, it stretched out wide enough to fit around my waist, rather than my head! Should I not use Alpaca Silk for a hat?