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Old 11-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Help with circular needles!?
I have a pair of circular needles and i am making a hat (im new to this) but I realised if I knit a long peice it will be just a tube so how do I make the end like a hat without transferring to any other type of needle - is it possible? I only have circular needles by the way so I actually CANT transfer.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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As you knit the "tube", you start to do decreases, spaced out around the tube, which will cause it to narrow and become a closed top/dome of a hat.

Are you not using a pattern?
Is this your first hat?

There are plenty of free hat patterns you could look at/use to see how this works.

ETA - You will HAVE to transfer needles somehow (DPNs, two circs, magic loop)

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If you're using a 16" circular you will need to transfer to DPN or use a second circ. if you have another circ with the same sized needles you can use them.

If you are using a long. ICRC like 32" or longer and you're doing magic loop you can decrease wight that needle.
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tthanks but the problem is I dont have DPNS. Also my only stRaight needles are really short and can only fit 30 stitches.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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You'll either need other needles or use your one circ for Magic Loop type knitting. How long is your circular needle? I don't see how straight, not dpn, needles would be useful. Sorry.
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If your circular is long enough for Magic Loop, you won't have to transfer sts. if you have another circular needle you can use 2 circs to knit the decreasing crown of the hat.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
If your circular is long enough for Magic Loop, you won't have to transfer sts. if you have another circular needle you can use 2 circs to knit the decreasing crown of the hat.
Yeah that. Guess I wasn't very clear! Thanks, Salmonmac!
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