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.
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)|
What size needles for a chunky hat?
16″ US 15/10mm circular needle. US 15/10mm double pointed needles (use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below – every knitter’s gauge is unique!)
How many stitches is a chunky beanie?
Slide the knot onto US 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) needles and cast on 72 or 80 stitches. Take your slip knot and place it on 1 of the circular needles. Then, pull on the yarn tail to tighten the knot around the needle. If you’re making a small beanie, cast on 72 stitches or cast on 80 stitches for a large beanie.