# How many stitches do you cast on to knit a hat?

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## 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)

## How do I know how many stitches to cast on?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## How many stitches Does a woman’s Beanie have?

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.

## How long should the brim of a hat be?

If the hat pattern you are using provides a finished measurement for the brim rather than the size it fits, a good general rule to follow is that the brim of a hat will usually have about 2″/5cm of negative ease. That means the brim will measure about 2″/5cm less than your head circumference.

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## How much should I cast on for a blanket?

If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on 120 stitches. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.

## How many stitches make an inch?

Fingering Weight A fine yarn worked on small needles: U.S. 1,2, or 3, to give about 7 stitches per inch.

## 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.

## What is the best cast on method for a hat?

The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.