Wrong needle size pattern adjustments


#1

Hello all! If my hat pattern calls for 4mm needles, but I started using 5mm needles, do I need to adjust how many stitches and rows I need to do, or are they close enough to stick to the pattern? It’s a baby’s hat so I don’t want to make it too big. Thank you!!


#2

Welcome to KH!
It’s more important to check and see if you are getting the pattern stitch gauge (sts/4 inches or 10cm). If you are getting gauge with the 5mm then there’s no need to change the stitch count.
What is the name of your pattern?


#3

Hello, and thanks for the reply! The pattern is a set of typed directions that doesn’t have a stitch gauge or a name. I finished the hat and found it to be too big for a baby, but I’ll give it to my neighbor’s daughter. I’ve since acquired the 4mm needles and the hats are perfectly sized.
Thank you!!