Howdy. I just completed my first scarf, and all I want to do now is make a matching hat. In fact, I have a feeling, hats will be all I ever knit because I LOVE hats, and becauseI dont have enough patience for larger projects.
Heres my situation. I have 16 inch circular needles. I cast on 90 stitches (because the 80 suggested couldnt really be stretched to fit around the whole needle). I tried to do start stitching around in knit 1 purl 1 ribbing. It was VERY hard to get my needle through the stitches, and it was even harder to keep my stitches rotating. I figured this would all get better once I had a few rows. But then I looked down the line to the stitch that started that connected the ends of stitching, and it hat seperated about a whole inch! and the stitch I made was tight!
Am I casting on to tightly? Am I using the wrong size needles? Should I just cast on more stitches and try again?
This is frustrating... I really wanna make a hat!