How do you knit a child’s hat with straight needles?

How many stitches do you cast on for a child’s hat?

Cast on 68 stitches for the hat. Any cast on method you know can be used here. Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating till the end of round. Repeat Round 1 until piece will be 4-4.5 cm (measuring from the edge).

How many stitches should I cast on for a beanie?

If you’re making a small beanie, cast on 72 stitches or cast on 80 stitches for a large beanie. Keep in mind that circular needles are usually easier for beginning knitters than juggling 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Choose circular needles that are 47 inches (120 cm) long.

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