Okay, I’ll try to explain this. I’ve completed my first hat. It was a simple pattern - mostly DC and SC. What seems to be happening, however, is that my stitches appear squished lengthwise. The circumference of the hat is perfect, but in terms of length it is too short. I also feel like the bill on my hat is shorter than it should be, which leads me to believe I’m doing something wrong with my stitches to make them too short. In order to get my hat to be an appropriate length, I had to add 4 extra rounds to the pattern. If anyone can offer any suggestions I would really appreciate it. If I’m doing everything right, great, but something makes me think something is off just a bit.
This is what it is supposed to look like:
Here are a couple of close up pictures of my hat:
Here is a picture of the whole thing.
And here is a close up picture where you can see both the double and single crochet stitches.
Here is a picture of what the hat looks like on my “model”: