i'm currently knitting odessa and i've been working the regular pattern for a few inches now.
i'm supposed to keep going until it measures 5.5 inches from the cast on edge but i'm not really sure how i'm supposed to measure.
do i measure it as is? or... do i try to flatten the hat out as much as possible and measure? or do i stretch it out so that the section i measure is "straight"? or do i stretch it to look like it's in the shape of a hat? because right now i'm getting measurements between 4 and 6 inches. :??