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Old 11-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Correct Needles For Knitting A Hat
I was wondering what the best needles to use for knitting a hat: is it better to get DPNs or are SPNs ok?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to KHf.

If you're knitting in the round, dpns or circulars are what you need. If you are knitting flat then seaming, you can use any needles you want. Do you have a particular pattern in mind? If so, a link to it would be helpful.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Welcome to knitting help!

You can use any method you want. If you don't mind seams then straight needles are fine. I prefer seamless myself.

There are several methods of knitting in the round if you choose to do so. Magic loop with one long circular needle, two circular needles or DPNs. There are videos for all of these in the video section above.

What size hat are you making? Do you have a pattern?

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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Here is the link to the pattern I want to do:
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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I use 2 circular needles and love it. I used to use straight needles and then learned circular and I hardly ever use my straight needles anymore. Only when teaching someone to knit. Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Looks like this can be knit in the round or knit flat. Many people said it came out too small so make sure to measure and figure out how many sts per inch so you know if it'll fit you or someone you know.
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