These hats are knit flat on straight needles and seamed so no need for dpns! Some are easy but some are more ambitious with short rows, cables, and other design techniques.
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.
Can I use straight needles instead of circular?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
What needles to use to knit a hat?
If you’re knitting a hat, a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle usually works well. If it’s a tiny baby hat, you might prefer a 12″ (30 cm) circular, instead.
What can I use instead of a cable needle?
If none of these ways feels comfortable to you, consider using a safety pin instead of a cable needle. It’s an easy remedy to the “dropped, lost, left at home cable needle” issue. A safety pin is easy to attach to your project, so you will always have it at hand when it’s time to cross another cable.
How do you decrease a cable knit hat?
It’s possible to decrease within cables themselves. For example, instead of working C4F, you could work a C4Ftog, decreasing the stitches at the back of the cable. To do this, you would place 2 sts on cable needle, hold at front, k2tog from left needle, K2 from cable needle, leaving you 3 sts.