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cettlb
12-07-2009, 10:27 AM
I am trying to make a hat with a circular needle. Are there circular needles that have short lines or everyone is the same measurement? How do others connect their pieces? Thank you. Margie:knitting:

KnitandPurl
12-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Do you mean the length of the wire connecting the needles? Yes, there are different lengths. I'm knitting now on a 16 inch and a 32 inch. I think there are 12 inch needles but all the hat patterns I've seen use double pointed needles.

zkimom
12-07-2009, 10:33 AM
Check out the video on Magic Loop Technique in the Advanced section of the View Videos tab. You can make anything knit in the round with this technique.

suzeeq
12-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Most people use 16" long needles (that's measured tip to tip, not just the cord), but I do hats on a 24" and use a one loop variation (http://south-mountain-naturally.blogspot.com/2009/01/tutorial-single-loop-instead-of-magic.html) of the magic loop. You could try that one, or the full on Magic loop, no need to buy another needle.