I am working on a baby hat that seems quite simple. This is the first pattern I’ve used that’s required keeping to a gauge.
I knitted 30 rows of 22 stitches and the 4X4 swatch I should have had is 4X4.5 inches. Do I switch from size 10 needles to size 9 in this case, or do I keep to size 10? Do I do a swatch in size 9 and see if that’s closer?
The swatch was steamed block per pattern instructions. The measurements were taken once the swatch was completely dried.