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Old 12-04-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Issues with a simple rolled hat
I'm just looking to do a simple hat, you know the beanie that rolls up at the edges? It seems fairly simple, and once the first row is done I'm sure it'll be easier, but I have this issue casting on!

I use circular needles on a cable not the three/four knitting needles. I'm not sure which cast on technique to use and it's a little hard to figure out how to do some of them and not twist it.

Any tips for a new knitter?
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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I don't know if it is an "approved" method but I just cast on my # of stitches and then when I get ready to join the ends together I make sure that the stitches are not twisted. You also have to watch the first row because it can twist on you there too, so just take it slow. If it is a really big issue and you don't mind a seam you could also just knit it flat and then seam it together. There is a good video on this website that shows you, I think, what the stitches look like if they are twisted. I think it is either in advanced techniques or tips.

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Old 12-04-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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I would use old norwegian cast on heres a video scroll down a bit to get to it.

This is the cast on I use for all my hats right now.(this may change if something new and wonderful comes about.) Its worked VERY similar to the long tail cast on. I also use it for socks i may do top down.

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Old 12-05-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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Any cast on will do as long as it's fairly stretchy. I suggest long tail. That's what I have always done for any type hat.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on

One other hint.. knit the roll part with a needle size smaller and then switch to the normal size when you have the roll as big as you want. It'll stop rolling when you change needle sizes.
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