Can you make a beanie 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.
How many stitches should I cast on for a beanie?
If you’re making a small beanie, cast on 72 stitches or cast on 80 stitches for a large beanie. Keep in mind that circular needles are usually easier for beginning knitters than juggling 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Choose circular needles that are 47 inches (120 cm) long.
Can I use straight knitting needles instead of circular?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
What size knitting needles do you need to make 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 long should a beanie hat be?
Hat Size Charts
|Age||Head Circumference||Hat Height|
|Child (3 – 10 years)||20″||8.5″|
|Pre-teens and Teens||21″||10″|