well i searched and searched for an answer, but i couldn't find anything that really pertained to my question, so now it must be passed on to you, my fellow craftsters.
so i'm knitting this hat, right? i started out with 16" size 5 needles to do a couple rows of ribbing, and then i'm supposed to switch to size 9 needles to knit the rest of the hat. except my size 9 needles are the 29" ones. but i'm thinking, "no problem, i'll just use magic loop to do it," which brings me to my first question.
(1) i know that the magic loop method is intended for knitting things with small diameters like fingers on gloves and decreasing at the tops of hats and such, but is it possible to use it for the actual hat itself? i'm not really sure if a hat is really considered a "small diameter" object.
(2) bigger problem. my "magic loop" isn't right. i've been checking out the video on knittinghelp.com here and some other tutorials, and they all start out their projects using magic loop, as in casting on stitches and then pulling out the cord and going from there, rather than starting something on a pair of needles, then transferring their knitting onto another pair of needles, and THEN doing magic loop, like i'm doing. does that make sense? i guess my question is, is it possible for me to even do magic loop in this case? should i resort to... dun dun dun the dreaded DPNs??
gah! x_x any help would be muchly appreciated, muchas gracias