The first beanie I gave away. I swore the second one I would keep but it probably will not be. The first one was too "long" so I thought I would shorten the rounds. Well....correct me if I am wrong but Fair Isle-esque knitting makes it tighter. So this one is not comfortable and I think I shortened too many rounds.
I guess I will start another one on a #8.
Thanks to all for your help with my questions.