How many stitches do I cast on for a hat?
Shape the top of the hat (top shaping)
|Gauge||Number of Stitches between Markers|
|3 sts/inch||7 (8 ,8)|
|4 sts/inch||10 (10, 11)|
|5 sts/inch||12 (13, 13)|
|6 sts/inch||15 (16, 16)|
Can you knit a hat with 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 you use longer circular needles?
Use two circular needles of the same needle size
If you happen to have another needle in the same size you can use them both. It may sound a bit Ludacris to add another needle in the game if one needle is too much. But bear with me!