Maybe I’m a fool, but I’m trying to knit a hat tonight and tomorrow to give to someone as a present tomorrow night (Christmas). The pattern is for a hat (link to free pattern: http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/pdfs/tamtopper.pdf).
My problem is that the pattern calls for two needles sizes (US 5 and 7) and for a gauge of 24 stitches per 4 inches, but it doesn’t specify which set of needles to use to get that gauge.
I’m guessing that, since the pattern starts with the smaller needles and then switches to the larger needles, you should get gauge with the smaller needles. But now I’m second-guessing myself.