I am really new to knitting and still in the "making crappy scarves" stage, but I thought I would try my hand at a hat. I found a pattern I want to give a shot. My question....the pattern calls for CO 68 stitches....does this seem small to anyone? I looked around at other hats and they all say 90-100 stitches. This is an adult size hat.
EDIT: Here is the pattern....
using worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles, cast on 68 stitches. Join, work 1 x 1 (knit 1, purl 1) ribbing for 6 rounds.
next round: knit 4 *knit 2, make 1 (use whatever increase method you like best)* to end. Switch to size7 or 8 needles, and work as follows:
round 1-3:*purl 1 (knit 1, purl 1) three times, knit 3; repeat from * to end of round.
round 4: *purl 1 (knit 1, purl 1) three times, cable 3; repeat from * to end of round.
if you prefer a bigger cable with smaller sections between, work this instead:
round 1-3:*purl 1 (knit 1, purl 1) two times, knit 5; repeat from * to end of round.
round 4: *purl 1 (knit 1, purl 1) two times, cable5; repeat from * to end of round.
work these two rounds until hat measures 11-12".
Next round: knit 2 together around.
next round: knit 2 together around.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" tail, thread tail on yarn needle, weave through stitches on circular and pull to tighten the hole and close top of hat. Weave in ends.
The picture can be found here: http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pithyhat.htm
I really want this hat! So any help would be greatly appreciated!!!