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Old 11-06-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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"Cold weather hat"; circular needles
i bought 29" circulars to make the "cold weather hat." is the cable too long,or can it still be done?
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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It can be done if you have a pattern that is knit flat but if you are knitting in the round you are going to have to knit for someone with a giant head unfortunately

oooor if you have two pairs of needles that size and length, or longer, you could knit in the round on two circs. there is a video showing how on this site.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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thanx
thanx for replying so soon! i guess i'll just have to buy soe needles with a smaller cable
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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16 inch needles are usually best for hats. I have found they are hard to find in places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels though. I have always had to order my 16 inch online or go to my LYS.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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I like 16" for hats too. Remember that you'll also need DPNs, two circs, or one long circ to do the top because the 16" will be too long when the diameter gets smaller.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:25 PM   #6
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16 inch needles are usually best for hats. I have found they are hard to find in places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels though. I have always had to order my 16 inch online or go to my LYS.
what is "my LYS"? i bought my 29" needles at michaels bcuz that was the only size cable they had
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #7
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sorry....Local Yarn Shop.


Yeah unfortunately 29 and 30+ are about all that the michaels type places usually carry. BUT you can get another one and do two circ knitting. i love knitting in the round on two circs and then you wouldn't need the DPNs either!
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:39 PM   #8
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You can still use the longer needles, it's no harder than learning to use dpns. I do sleeves with 29" using a variation of the Magic Loop method. I pull out the cord on just one side instead of both. Go to http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ed_techniques/ and look at the video for knitting small diameter things.

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:00 PM   #9
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29" circulars
lets say i just have one 29" needle....

what other projects would that be useful for (knitting in the round)
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Hats are so much fun, though. Can you return the one you have and get a longer one? I like magic loop for small diameters, but 29" seems a little on the short side, especially for a hat. KP options (you'll see banner ads for them here on the KH site) aren't too spendy.
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