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schoolsinsession5 01-05-2013 05:36 PM

knitting again
 
I've recently started knitting again after a 2 year hiatus. Here's a dumb question. I just want to knit a simple newborn hat on circulars, all the patterns I find don't call for enough stitches to go around without stretching them too much. Can't I knIT a baby hat on 16" circulars? I know I'm going to have to go to DPN's eventually, but...
I know I've done this before....

salmonmac 01-05-2013 06:03 PM

For the size of a newborn hat you're going to need dpns or use a technique like magic loop or two circulars for just the reason you give. It's just not enough stitches to go around on the 16" circ for most patterns.

suzeeq 01-05-2013 07:25 PM

Newborn hats are usually a little less than 16", and while there's smaller circs, they can be hard to knit with because the needle tips are so short. You can use 2 circulars, or a longer one with the magic loop technique; you can also use single loop with the 16" ones (or from 24-32") to get started.


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