I am knitting a scarf & hat using a Bernat Roving pattern. The scarf called for a US 10 1/2. I used an 11. The hat calls for us 8 and 10 1/2 double-pointed needles set, plus a 10 1/2 circular knitting needle 16 inches long. The scarf should be 7 in wide. If I lay it down and smooth it out it just reaches 7 in. My first question is should I use double pointed needles 8 1/2 and 11 for the hat, instead of what the pattern calls for?
All I have ever knitted before was an afghan, so I didn’t see a gauge being so important. I am concerned with the hat because I don’t want it too big or too small.
My last question is, can the circular needle be 29 in? I’m pretty sure it can’t because I believe with the hat I will need to just keep going around. Any help will be appreciated. Mary