I don't know if this question has been answered before. I did a quick search without result. Here I go!
I'm knitting a hat for a friend. I want it to be really warm so I'm using the double-knitting technique (I do k1, p1 as shown in the knittinghelp video
). I made a swatch and it gives me 6 stitches per inch on one side
. To make a hat with 21 inches circumference, do I have to double the total?
6 x 21 = 126
126 x 2 = 252
Of course it's huge. I tried again, this time removing 10% (as per this post
) and rounding it down so it's divisible by 8 (as per this video
). So I'm now down to 224 stitches and it's still huge.
Should I cast on 126 stitches, and double-knit on that? Won't that be too small?
Thanks so much for your help!