So I’m attempting my first project using stranding … Yikes! :teehee:
I’m planning on making an earflap hat for my husband and incorporating this charted pattern. My issue is that the charted pattern is 30 stitches wide, and the hat pattern calls for a total of 112 stitches around. Obviously, 30 does not divide evenly into 112. So, it seems that I would have to either cast on 120 stitches to have the pattern repeat 4 times around the hat or cast on only 90 stitches to have 3 pattern repeats.
Which would you all suggest? Or is there a much simpler solution that I’m totally missing (which is quite possible)??
My first instinct is to cast on 120 stitches since it is only 8 stitches more than the pattern calls for rather than casting on 22 stitches [I]less[/I] than called for. I still want to make sure that it’s going to fit though.
Any insights from you more experienced knitters would be much appreciated!