For those who are following my saga, I have decided to do socks. The person helping me has gotten me started with the top of the sock, but isn't available to help me for about 2 weeks. I know I will finish the 9 or so inches of the top before she can sit down with me so I need another project. So I have a scarf that I made, and I want to make a matching hat. I have already done 2 hats, and don't want to do the same patterns as those. Also, my biggest knitting problem is k2tog and I want practice on that. So I found a pattern that I like and it has k2tog for several stitches ever other row, and I want to give it a try.
1 - it calls for a size 4mm needles(Euro) and I think that this is US size 6. I have size 7 and 8 circulars so I want to work with them (wife will kill me if I buy any more needles!)
2 - I also don't know about their yarn size, because I want use the yarn I have to match the scarf.
So how do I convert their pattern to fit my needs? Gauge right? I says 22st for 10cm, which I think is about 4 inches. So if my size 7 or 8 needles and 22sts comes close to 4 inches, then I am good. But what if it doesn't? Can I use some sort of percentage to convert the stitches?
If this isn't possible, does anyone know of a single yarn pattern, on size 7 or 8 needles for a hat that does k2tog often enough on multiple rows.