# How do you knit a baby hat in the round?

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## What size circular needles do I need to knit a baby 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 many stitches do I cast on for a baby hat?

Cast on 30 stitches. The length should be at least 2 inches.

## Can you knit a hat in the round?

Using circular knitting needles is not as scary as you may think. In this simple pattern, you will create ribbing for the brim and then knit every stitch in the round to create the stockinette stitch for the main body of the hat. The hat is really quick to knit up too as it is made with super bulky yarn.

## What size is a newborn baby hat?

Hat Size Charts

Newborn 14″ 6″
Baby – 3 to 6 months 17″ 7″
Baby 6 to 12 months 18″ 7.5″
Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years) 19″ 8″

## 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)
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## Does length of circular knitting needles matter?

You may have thought all along that bigger circular needles produce better stitches but you are wrong! Every circular needle size and cord length has its own purpose. Each needle size is numbered and the smaller this number is, the smaller the circular needle will be and you will also have to use a thinner yarn.

## How do I know how many stitches to cast on?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.