I think my brain is just not working, math-wise. I’ve heard that this pattern knits up too large, even if gauge matches:
Sooo… I’m trying it out with a finer yarn and smaller needles. Berroco Jasper (such a nice soft wool, I’m spoiling myself ) is maybe a light worsted? I’m trying my swatch on #6 needles and getting 5 sts/inch when slightly stretched.
Am I right that if I CO the 120 sts the pattern calls for, I’ll end up with a 24" headband? Does this mean it will be too big? I measured my head, headband-style, and it was 23". Should I CO fewer sts and/or do fewer "Repeat row 5"s??