Hi! I’m a Beginning/Intermediate knitter. I’m working on my first hat, and it’s the first time I’ve worked on circular needles. I thought I had figured out the gauge correctly, but I just measured it, and it’s 26" around. My head is 22", so this is definitely too big!
My question: I don’t know if I should start some decreases now, or just rip out a whole bunch of work, back to maybe row 6 or 10, and start decreases there?
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (Silk/Kid Mohair/Lamb’s Wool) 50 gr, 100 mtr. I only have 2 skeins, as the yarn and pattern were a Christmas gift.
Needes: Size 7, 16" circulars
Cast on: 115 stitches–in retrospect, clearly too many
Pattern: Alchemy rolled brim hat by Weezie Wear Designs
I have about 4" done already. Should I do some decreases now and hope I have enough yarn to finish the hat anyway? I thought I could roll the brim up and secure it if so, but that would be a big brim. Either way, what’s the best decrease to use so it doesn’t end up looking like a cone hat?
Or–is it time to suck it up and rip it back? cringe (That’s a lot of stitches to pick up!)
I’d love any advice and/or opinions. Thanks much!