Well, that was a waste a time. Not only were my needles too big, but the yarn I used had zero elasticity. I ended up with the most shapeless blob.
The yarn was purchased at Michaels while shopping with Sarah. It was on sale, super soft and organic (Ha ha, that always makes me want to buy). Clever marketing ... organic. I bought six skeins of it too... I guess I will have to find another project for it :)