My husband has asked me to make a hat with the ear flaps. (The only other hat that I ever made was for me and I crocheted it.) I found a similar pattern to what he wants (http://cache.lionbrand.com/printable...ns/90022AD.pdf
). This is the look that he wants but I don't want to use this pattern (as I want smaller stitches and don't want to sew up the back). I want to knit the hat with a k 4, p 4 pattern and using US 8 circular needles. However, I have never used circular needles. His head circumference is 23". So what is the best length for the circular needles? I think I bought a 24" pair. (The tube is really stiff and not very easy to use. How do you work with it?)
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
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