I'm a new knitter, getting ready to start my first hat (after only doing scarves).
This hat pattern has a ribbed cuff and then stockinette stitch to the top. It is done on two #7 needles with Red Heart 4-ply worsted. As stated in my previus post a few minutes ago, I'm still figuring out how to test my gauge.
The pattern says to cast on 90 stitches and then to k1p1 for 1-1/2 inchest, then switch to stockinette.
Here's my question:
This is for my 10-year-old nephew. When I visited him over Christmas, I measured his head around where he said he would wear the hat. The circumference is 20".
How do I make sure that the hat will fit him? How much do I allow for stretching the brim when he puts it on? (I won't be able to try it on him since he's 1200 miles away.)
Thanks for your help.