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Old 01-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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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....
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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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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