What knitting needles do I need to make a beanie?

What size needles do you need to knit a beanie?

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.

What size circular needles do I need for a beanie?

LENGTH: As a rule, you should choose a needle length that is shorter than the circumference of your project. For example: if you plan on knitting a hat that’s 20 inches in circumference, choose a needle length that is shorter than 20 inches. A traditional length for hat knitting is 16 inches.

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 long does it take to knit a beanie?

For example, knitting one piece of a hat will only take you around 4-5 hours at most to finish. If you know some techniques, then you can finish it in two to three hours. Knitting a hat is not that complicated as long as you are familiar with the basics.

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When should I use circular knitting needles?

Circular needles are the perfect choice for knitting in the round and also knitting flat pieces. They consist of a needle tip on each end with a cord joining them. These are used for projects like hats, sweaters, socks, sleeves, mittens and more.

Do I have to use circular needles?

We’ve been asked about using circulars instead of straight needles a few times so it’s time for a blog post! 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.

How many stitches are in a beanie hat?

Note: If you are working the hat on one 16-inch circular needle, change to double-pointed needles (or one of the other circular knitting methods) when your stitches no longer fit comfortably around your needle.

Shape the top of the hat (top shaping)

Gauge Number of Stitches between Markers
7 sts/inch 17 (18, 19)