I just finished my first hat on straight needles and now I have to close it I didn't pay attention to gage and it is to big. what is the best way to close it? can it be done on the sewing machine?
I ususally use the mattress stitch when seaming knits. I've never used a sewing machine for a seam.
I really like the finished look of the mattress stitch and Ingrid's video shows just exactly how to do it.
Take your time seaming. It's a bit daunting at first, but you'll pick it up quickly.
And don't work to seam too tight, or it will pucker and be too rough.