I am knitting a helmet liner for a friend’s H who has been sent to Afghanistan.
I’ve already done the neck region and i’m just about to start the hat portion. The directions are:
[i]Neck: With smaller circular needle, cast on 84 stitches loosely. Place marker. Join in round and knit 2x2 rib for 4 inches.
To make hat portion: With larger circular needle, knit 32 stitches off smaller needle. Leave smaller circular needle in rest of the stitches. [color=red]Cast on 59 additional stitches, [/color]place marker to mark beg of round, join in round, K even for 4".[/i]
My question is this: It says that i need to cast on additional stitches to increase the diameter of the hat. [color=blue]What would be the best method for casting on stitches that are internal to the project?[/color] I’ve always done long-tail cast ons and started at one end. Would it be best to knit-on? Or is there a better method?