I have only knitted scarves before, and I just went out and got myself double-pointed needles to make a hat.
I’m trying to make the “simplest cap of all” pattern on this site, and I am confused. The lady at the knitting store told me I would have three needles going at the same time… the directions don’t seem to suggest this. I casted on 56 stitches on a needle to start, and now it says “and join into round without twisting”.
What do they mean “join into round”? Am I to attach the sides? If the stitches are on a straight needle, how the heck do you join two sides to make it round, while on the needle?
And then they refer to “the circle”… (“work one more round of ribbing, increasing 8 stitches evenly spaced around the circle…”)
Do I keep knitting several rows and connect the edges at the corners after I made it a couple inches deep?
I understand I’d have to make a circle, but I guess I assumed I’d be making some kind of triangular scarf-type piece, and then sewing up the two sides to make it cylindrical.