2nd, I will continue with the same needle and not go up a size.
Together, this should keep the top in scale—a bit of a bubble, but not an oversized one!—there is a nature tendency for the knitting to poof up—the ribbing pulls the fabric in significantly.
One problem with this hat was a rush to yarn—I usually mentally knit out a hat (for a few days, or weeks or months) before I actually knit it. I think about the fit, and how to achieve the right fit, the yarn, the needles, the gauge. And while I don’t always get it right with all that thinking, I do usually come closer!
I have momentarily abandoned my Blackjack socks—and have spent time thinking about this hat, and the fair isle tam, and gloves, and…
Thinking, to about--What I want to own?
--Vests, shrugs and other sleeveless or almost sleeveless tops.
What do I want to knit?
--Hats, scarves (yes, I always complain about knitting them, but I keep knitting them—and silky, dressy scarves, I even wear!) and socks
And what to do, to get more of the things I want to own.
I want some more shawls, too, and...
Well it doesn’t matter what follows the And...
The problems is what I want to knit, very frequently isn’t what I want own or wear!