I have finished the hat I started this morning with the exception of the last round...NOW, it's time to begin using the DPN's...I've never used DPN's except for i-cord, so do I just start knitting and decreasing with one dpn or am I supposed to transfer all of the stitches left from the circs to the dpns to finish the top of the hat?
I knit the sts off of the circ with the dpns, dividing them evenly between three needles. Then you will use the 4th needle as your working needle to work the 1st DPN. As you finish what's on each needle, you will have a new working needle.
NO THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE Just kidding...it does to some degree, but here's a photo of where I am on the circs...I'll post a photo of the hat under the thread I started on the hat. Why can't I just take one dpn and finish the last round?
Can I chime in too? It might help to watch Amy's dpn video if you're unfamiliar with double pointed needles. If you've already mastered the circulars then you're pretty much there! My preference would be to slip all stitches to 3 dpns and then continue.
And you probably want to transfer your stitches to dpns sooner next time--you don't want to have to stretch the yarn to connect around the circs.
Put them on dpns--5, 5, and 6. Then take the fourth dpn and use it as your right hand needle. When you have done the 5 or 6 stitches off the left hand, that empty one becomes your right hand needle. So it's a tiny bit different from doing a circular, but not much.
On the needles: Tempting for Kate, cabled jacket for Emma