Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Francesca's Beanie
Originally uploaded by Hells Bells.

I made this up on the weekend and love cute... but I have a question ...the pattern says to do them on regular needles and sew it up....but could I do it on circulars and avoid the seam without any problems?


Anonymous said...

Yes you could, mostly. You could knit most of the hat with circular needles, but once you start decreasing at the top, you would need to either switch to double pointed needles or learn the magic loop method. You could do the whole hat on double pointed needles if you want, instead of rows you'll be doing rounds. You would place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round, just so you know how many rounds you've done. Also, it looks like you've done your hat in stocking stitch, so in the round you knit every single row instead of knit 1 row, purl 1 row. Ok, that was a very long way of saying yes!
Mary (your secret knitting pal)
p.s. hope you receive your package soon!

Helen said...

Hi Mary!!
Yes all is revealed...your parcel arrived yesterday. Thank you!

Helen said...

And thank you for this advice...I'll give it a go! I like the idea of just knit rows!