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#1 of 3 Old 09-27-2011, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I would like to make dh a knit hat (you know, winter hat, nothing dramatic) I have two circular needles-16 and a 29 inch.  It seems like knitting in the round on the 16 would be too small, but the 29 might be too big-am I right? What size circular needle would be good for a typical man's knit winter cap?

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i'm a noob but i might know!  i went to a nice yarn shop yest. and asked the same question-- the very helpful person told me that 16" is perfect.  you can make bigger stuff than the needles but it's a challenge to make things smaller than the circs, but a 16" for a hat will do well. 

 

you also want the hat to be kind of small and it will stretch.  do you use ravelry at all?  i found some super easy patterns for a man's hat there, bc i am still learning about gauge and casting on.

 

the first time i made a hat for dh i tried to do maths by measuring his head and it was stupid big.  i had to get rid of it.  it will also look smaller when you're starting on the needles than seems will fit but it will stretch....


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Thank you! You have answered my question!!! have a lovely day!


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