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« on: April 20, 2005 06:25:52 AM »

A few months ago, I decided it was time to move on from knitting scarves to knitting *gasp* hats.  I bought some great, cheap, wool yarn.  After that, though, I was broke.  I didn't have any circs or dpns, and I didn't have enough money.  So, I decided to just knit a big sort of square, and decrease every so often.  Woo-hoo, I was saved, right Shocked?  No!  When I seamed it, it resembled a pancake with some sort of skin disease.  My mom claimed she likes it, but she has to. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2005 10:19:19 PM »

I have tried every imaginable hat pattern.  I have tried knitting and seaming hats, I have tried knitting hats on circs.  EVERY time I knit a hat it turns out huge.  Seriously.  I end up with massive rasta-looking hats and they have to be donated to friends with d'locks.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005 08:49:54 PM »

You don't actually need circs to make a hat.  There are plenty of hat patterns that you knit flat and just seam up.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005 05:56:19 PM »

A few months ago, I decided it was time to move on from knitting scarves to knitting *gasp* hats.  I bought some great, cheap, wool yarn.  After that, though, I was broke.  I didn't have any circs or dpns, and I didn't have enough money.  So, I decided to just knit a big sort of square, and decrease every so often.  Woo-hoo, I was saved, right Shocked?  No!  When I seamed it, it resembled a pancake with some sort of skin disease.  My mom claimed she likes it, but she has to. Tongue

I've knitted hats on both dpn and straight needles... you can find patterns for hats with straight needles--- I like knitting them on straight needles though... they go sooo much faster.  If you can't find a pattern online, i can post a pattern for you.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005 08:47:00 AM »

I did an adorable little ribbed baby hat on straights.  It, like most stocking hat patterns worked on straight needles, IS a big rectangle until you get to the last several rows, where you do LOTS of decreases every other row until you have only a few stitches left on the needles.  Works really well.  But the last 6 rows or 8 rows are usually "k2tog across" so every right side row you're decreasing by half.  Maybe give that a shot.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006 07:19:17 PM »

i make my own patterns up as i go and as the person^ said ya you just knit straight and ALOT of decreases at the end 
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 02:09:50 AM »

i had this problem as i too am circular shy - type in the search box hat pattern straight needle and there's a link that you can use... i've made two lil beanie hats from that pattern alone - plus there's room for flexibility - ie adding colour, stripes etc Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2006 11:53:10 AM »

The best thing is to invest $10 in a knifty knitter circular loom, all you do is choose a loom close to your head size (it comes in a pack of 4 looms), read the instructions, and knit away! When I tried circular needles, my project became a watermelon cozy!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006 02:33:52 PM »

When I tried circular needles, my project became a watermelon cozy!

Hey, I've always wanted one of those  Smiley
Yeah, I have several books with straight needle hat batterns in them. I haven't tried any of them, but I'm assuming that they work.
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