I’ve got lots of catching up to do here – but for now here’s a pic of the perfect ” hat” for me & my hair! It’s hard to fit your spare pencil under a normal hat.
For those logging these details, I CO 88 on 5mm in Noro Silk Garden, and it’s plenty big enough for my larger than average head ( regular off the shelf hats tend to be on the small size for me..) so there you are.
I’m just starting one for tiny headed DD1, CO 88 but in a DK ish yarn and 4.5mm
here’s another pic