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!)
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)|
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.
What needles to use to knit a hat?
If you’re knitting a hat, a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle usually works well. If it’s a tiny baby hat, you might prefer a 12″ (30 cm) circular, instead.
How much chunky wool do I need for a hat?
How Much Yarn Do I Need for a Hat?
|Yarn Weight||Adult Hat|
|3 – Light||200 to 300 yards|
|4 – Medium||150 to 250 yards|
|5 – Bulky||125 to 200 yards|
|6 – Super Bulky||75 to 125 yards|