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?
Thank you so much...
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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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