Ok, I need help checking my math here... I'm knitting a simple hat - basically, it's cast on 56 stitches, knit for 9.5 inches, decrease (k6 ktog). But I'm not using the same yarn/needle combo. So I made a gauge square... my first! I hate checking gauge - I know I should just embrace it, but it just seems like a waste of time and yarn. Anyway... so the pattern's gauge is 4stiches=1inch. My gauge is 20stitches=1inch...
So... I should cast on 280 (gasp!) rather then the 56 the pattern calls for, right?
Also, will my decreasing stay the same... can I still wait until 9.5 inches of the hat is done and then start the decreasing? Or is this hat going to be so massive that I have to start decreasing right away.
I'm not really sure why I'm making this so hard on myself... the hat is going to match a scarf I just finished so I want to use the same yarn, and the needles are just the good ones I like.