5st x 7rows pre blocking. eased up only a little on blocking, blocked flat not stretched.
Started out doing bottom up with plans to kitchener, but then my cast on wasn’t as pretty as I liked, so I flipped it on end and seamed up the cast on edge for the top. did several tack stitches to define the ears. It’s a little loose after wearing all day, but not bad….
first try on needles was too tight. stayed with needle size B for the entire tubular cast on, which was a touch loose when all was said and done, but way stretchier.
adapted to add a seed stitch button panel to the Barley pattern. bought the buttons at OFFF with the hope to make this hat and then found the yarn on destash 🙂
120 german twisted CO. 2 3/4” ribbing. 8 1/2” total before crown decreases.
normal largest size.
used shorter needle tips CO132 weight of yarn balls to start: 14g imagination, 30g 45degrees for Miles.
716+silver huckleberry. for a seahawks-ish combo.
120st/8.25” before crown.