Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
I can hardly wait to see your rendition of this hat. It will be beautiful!
I had ordered a 40Ē circular size 1.5 a while back, I have no idea why. Well, the original Nine Dwindling Cables Hat
uses this size needle for the band. I am confident now with the M1 knitwise and M1 purlwise increase stitches
These are the increases used in the band as it tapers.
Iíll be picking up a new skill
as I will need to pick up stitches along the edge of the band to set up for the crown of the hat. The edge stitches are slipped at the beginning of each row so that should make it pretty simple to pick up stitches.
Iíve never knit with such small needles before, I really like them. The yarn is a worsted weight, so the band will be a very firm fabric.
Iím excited! I imagine it will take some time to
the band with such tiny needles, I'll take photos of my progress. I
watching a project develop, and this will be especially true with the band, something entirely new to me.