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Old 01-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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knitting a hat on 2 straight needles?
Can u plz tell me how to knit a hat on 2 straight needles, for my 2 year old. As i am a beginner i want to start with a hat.

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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The first hat I knit was on two straight needles.

It's fairly simple, but I suggest since you are a beginner that you find a pattern (try http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php) to help you through your first time.

Basically, you knit the hat straight back and forth on the needles starting at the bottom cuff of the hat, make decreases to shape the crown, and when you're done you have a few stitches left that you run the yarn through and pull tight. Then you sew up the side seam -- an excellent way to learn mattress stitch, which you can find out about at this site.

Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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One I loved was basically just a wide rectangle that was seamed together on both sides to make a smaller rectangle hat. They are HILARIOUS on kids!
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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a formula for a beenie type hat is:

cast on a multiple of 6 +2 (60+2 say)
(to find out how many you need to cast on, measure your childs head, subtract 1 to 1.5 inches, make a swatch and cast enough stitches to make that number -so if your child head measures 20.25 inches, you'll want to make a 19 inch hat (20.25 minus 1 inch= 19.25, then round down(up to 1/2 inch) to nearest even number)

cast on using needle smaller than gauge swatch (1 size smaller)

make 1 to 4 inches of ribbing.
change to larger needles (the ones you used for swatch)

knit (plain stocking knit or the stitch pattern of your choice(just be sure to swatch in pattern if that is what you want to knit!)

continue till hat is 6 to 8 inches from beginning.(a good measure? measure your childs hand from wrist to tallest finger add 1 more inch (more for turned back cuff) )

shape crown/decrease.
IGNORE FIRST AND LAST STITCH (they disappear into seam)

divide remaning stitches into 6 groups (if 60(62) stitches to start, then each group has 10 stitches.
(more stitches to start? more stitches in each group, fewer stitches to start? fewer stitches in each group.)

divide each group by placing marker

ON RIGHT SIDE ROWS ONLY, work a decrease row:
(k1) *Work all stitches in group till 2 remain, K2tog, slip marker, and repeat from *
(if stocking knit, knit all stitches, if working in a pattern work stitches in pattern) end row with (k1)

on wrong side rows, work plain (purl or reverse side of pattern --with no decreases)

Repeat decrease row (right side of work) and no decreae row till 6 (8) stitches remain remove markers, cut yarn leaving long tail.

thread tail yarn through remaining stitches, make a small knot.
then seam hat, (hiding 1 stitch from each edge in seam)
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