What is the best cast on for a knitted hat?

What is the best cast on method for knitting a hat?

The long tail tubular cast is ideal for projects that need a stretchy trim, such as socks and hats.

Which cast on method is best?

The long tail cast-on is one of the most common cast-on methods. This is because it’s extremely versatile. While it helps create an even edge (something that can sometimes be difficult to create with the single cast-on method), it’s also a great cast-on to use on projects in which you may want a fairly elastic edging.

Why use thumb cast on method?

In this method, you use your thumb to make loops in the long tail through which you draw your working yarn to form stitches. This is a great all-purpose cast on with a good deal of stretch to it. It’s ideal for lace work or projects made in a fine weight of yarn.

How many stitches do you cast on for a child’s hat?

Cast on 68 stitches for the hat. Any cast on method you know can be used here. Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating till the end of round. Repeat Round 1 until piece will be 4-4.5 cm (measuring from the edge).

What’s the best cast on for ribbing?

The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.

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