Sooo-- I'm wanting to knit the Meret from Ravelry (sorry, I don't know how to link it). I can't seem to get gauge. The pattern asks for 18 sts x 24 rows. The closest I get is 20 sts x 26 rows on 8s and 9s (I don't know how that is even possible). I only have a size 9 24" circular, so that's not even going to work for this project. I have to use my size 8 DPNs. Why, you ask, don't I just buy the right size DPNs?? I would buy more needles, but I'm in school and saving up for the Options. I just don't want to add more to my collection before I can get them.
I'd planned on making the medium extra slouchy. I'm trying to figure out if I should knit with the large size CO sts but follow the directions for the medium. I figured that with a CO of 80 sts for the medium hat in MY gauge, it will get me a 16" size. Not what I want. However, if I CO the 88 sts for the large hat, I will get a 17.6" size. Sounds good. Am I thinking this through correctly?
Thanks for thinking through this annoying problem that could easily be solved with money, more knitting experience, and/or better math skills.