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Old 07-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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sock needles for infant hats?
Does anyone use the small circular needles to knit infant hats and do they work OK?
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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There's no reason they wouldn't as long as you're using an appropriate yarn weight. You can use any needle size and weight of yarn although lighter weight is often better for infants.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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I'm in a group which knits hats for an orphanage, so I bought a 12 inch needle to do infant hats. It isn't as comfortable to use as the longer needles, but does get the job done. Probably as I use it more I will get more comfortable using it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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Those small needles can be uncomfortable. You might want to try another kind of needle or technique like double pointed needles or magic loop. Take a look at the Free Videos, Advanced Techniques, Small Diameter Circular Knitting at the top of the page, just to see some other options.
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