I am making a hat, and where the pattern calls for 158 stitches, I only used [B]110[/B] stitches for C.O and went up a needle size (sizes [B]3 and 4[/B]) and am CLUELESS on how to go about[U][I] adjusting the decreases[/I][/U]. Any ideas? I would be so grateful! Its such lightweight yarn, and pure black, so I can’t take it out! THANK YOU!!!
Here is the pattern:
Hat is knitted in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 158-170 sts on circular needle 2.5 mm/US 1or2 with Delight. K1 round. Continue in rib K1/P1. When rib measures 4-5 cm / 1½"-2" K1 round AT THE SAME TIME dec 30-34 sts evenly on round = 128-136 sts. Change to circular needle 3 mm/US 2or3. Continue in the round in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Continue like this until piece measures approx 17-19 cm / 6 3/4"-7½". Now place 8 markers in piece with 16-17 sts between each marker. Continue in stockinette st AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st before all markers (= 8 dec) – SEE DECREASING TIP!
Repeat dec on every other round a total of 14 times = 16-24 sts.
On next round knit tog all sts 2 by 2 = 8-12 sts.
Cut the thread and pull through the remaining sts.
Tighten and sew away ends.
Hat measures approx 26-28 cm / 10 1/4"-11".