Hi guys, I’m super new to knitting and I’ve just finished this toque, I found the pattern on yarnspiration website and followed it throughly. Used the softee chunky yarn by Bernat and US size 11 needles.
I started 57 stitches, followed the pattern and made sure there was no major mistakes, (there were a few weird spots where i wrapped the yarn the wrong direction when i knitted so there are a few twisted purl stitches but i knitted through the back loop to fix on the next row).
However after I finished everything the toque is too big for my head and it’s not stretchy at all!!! It’s also almost twice as wide as the knitted ones I have seen people selling at markets when laying flat on the desk.
Is it because I knitted too loose so that it’s not stretchy? I counted about 10 sts in 10cm in the toque i knitted (pattern recommend 11sts in 10cm). I used the same softee chunky too. Can someone give me some tips on how to make stretchy toques please? Thanks!