Substituting yarn

I have 2 skeins of Patons Decor, medium wt. (4). If I double it. will it be heavy enough to substitute for Wool Ease Bulky? I want to do the Irish Hiking cap

What does the guage on the Patons Decor say for needle size? Looking at the picture the yarn doesn’t look all that bulky (at least IMHO size 8 needles is not that bulky) and the pattern has no guage. I hate to say it, but you may have to knit the band and see how it fits your head…

It says 20 stitches, 26 rows. Size 7 needles. The hat’s not for me, so I’m stuck.

You can try doing a swatch using the Decor doubled and see if it is close to the gauge listed for the hat. I don’t swatch as often as I should, but I think it would be worth it here. Good luck!

If the Paton’s decor is saying size 7 needles I think double stranding is going to be too bulky. I’m thinking Cascade is guaged for size 7 needles and when I double strand that I have to use size 11 needles to knit.

Thanks for your input!