HELP! I am trying to make a men's hat with circular needles. I have 16'' ones and have been making baby hats on them, but find them to be a little small when I cast on more for a bigger person's head. I want this hat to be a surprise so I do not want to measure his head. So, here are my questions:
a. Is there a general number of cast-ons? He is 22 yrs old so not too big of a head. Lol. (I am using size 10 circular needles and a slightly bulky yarn)
b. How many inches/rows should I knit before I decrease?
c. Double Pointed Needles method?? <---I see this mentioned a lot when knitting bigger hats, but I am unlcear as to what they are referring to. (I can look that up so I am not too worried about that)
Thank you so much for your help!