View Full Version : **Hat W/OUT DP Needles??**
10-13-2007, 04:03 AM
Hey All :teehee:
Does anyone know of a knit hat that doesn't require DP needles? I have straight needles and a 7 and 10 circular needles. I have never knitted in the round before but want to knit a hat to go with the wrist warmers I made. It seems like every pattern I come across needs DP's. Is this necessary? And if so, why? Where I'm at, I can't find any DP's :help:
10-13-2007, 05:18 AM
I'm sure that there are several more around, but this (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-oneSkeinHatScarf.html?noImages=) was the first hat that I knitted. I didn't know how to knit in the round at the time, nor the proper needles for it.
This one is knitted flat, then seamed.
10-13-2007, 08:08 AM
Using a pattern like this one (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html), you can use circulars until there are too few sts to stretch around it and then finish as this hat is.
Or you can use the two circular needle (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos//adv-tech/2-circular-needles-rds.mpg) method.
10-13-2007, 08:55 AM
You can use the Magic Loop method to knit a hat on the circulars.
10-13-2007, 09:21 AM
I knit a hat last year that was flat and then seamed. It turned out fine. The pattern was from Stitch and Bitch and it was a simple ribbed hat. I was terrified of DPN's.
10-13-2007, 10:48 AM
You can join me in wrap and turn land and knit Urchin (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTurchin.html) None of it is done w/anything but straights.
But, I also just knit a simple ribbed hat for my one year old w/straights, and it looks like a hat, unfortunately it looks like I didn't save the link :( Hmmm, it was 2x2 ribbing, and the decreases were were done first in just knits (so it went from 2x2 to 1x2 because all the knits were k2tog) then it became 1x1, because I again knit all the knits k2tog. Then, if I'm remembering (without the hat in front of me) I did k2tog, p2tog, to keep it still looking like 1x1 ribbing but also dec a lot fast, then simply cast off, draw the yarn through and tight to close up the top, and stitch the seam. Hope that helps
10-13-2007, 12:18 PM
I will definitely look at the sites you gave me. I appreciate the help :)
Jan in CA
10-13-2007, 12:21 PM
You didn't mention how long your circular needles are..they need to be about 16 inches to knit in the round unless you are using the two circ method or magic loop. Seaming is always an option as well.
10-13-2007, 09:26 PM
IMHO, this is the best basic hat pattern, ever. I have converted it into doing it in the round, actually, but the original is for a pair of straight needles. What I love about this pattern is that it is for every size and every yarn weight, and then you just follow the chart. Good luck!