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Old 07-12-2006, 09:58 PM   #10
janelanespaintbrush
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I used 16" circular needles for my first hats. They are really easy to use. You just go around and around instead of turning from front to back. Most bottom-up hat patterns call for decreasing at the top, but I've seen a few patterns where you just sort of gather it up so you don't have to worry about learning small diameter knitting right away (that requires DPNs, magic loop, or two circulars). You don't have to make a hat necessarily, but I bet that if you could successfully complete one small project it would be a real confidence booster and bring you out of your rut. Before you know it, you'll be addicted.
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