Can you knit a hat on straight needles?
For knitters who are not yet comfortable knitting in the round, knitting a hat with straight needles is a perfect option. This simple alternative to working with either double-pointed or circular needles entails knitting the hat flat and then seaming it.
What tools do I need to knit a hat?
- 1 skein of bulky (weight 5) yarn.
- US size 9 or 5.5 mm, 16″ circular knitting needles.
- Stitch markers.
- A tapestry needle.
- A pom pom.
How many stitches should I cast on for a beanie?
If you’re making a small beanie, cast on 72 stitches or cast on 80 stitches for a large beanie. Keep in mind that circular needles are usually easier for beginning knitters than juggling 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Choose circular needles that are 47 inches (120 cm) long.
What is a good size knitting needle for beginners?
Medium sizes are generally the best for beginners. This means you should look for a width size of six (4mm), seven (4.5mm), or eight (5mm). For length, a 10-inch needle is usually a good starter size because they’ll be small enough to handle easily.