this is my first time using circular needles. decided to try the braided hat pattern:
i've run into a couple of problems. okay. maybe alot. so please help me out!
and if you've tried this pattern, please help me with the size.
i'm using size 10 circular needles and this type of yarn. its slightly thick.
casted on 88 stitches and realised its still a little big for me [i have a small head. haha]
i just need to make it slightly smaller. i want it about 10.5'' across.
-the pattern says to use multiples of 11 that are even. would it matter if i used 77 stitches instead?
also, it says to use 16'' circular needles but i only have 29'' ones so i used the magic loop knitthing method.
however, when i divide the stitches on the two needles, it sort of gets stretched out inbetween by the connecting cable and leaves a small gap. would that matter in the end?
-i'm not sure what to do. should i stick with the 29'' needles and use the magic loop method or get double pointed needles? which method is better?