finishing a hat with 96 sts on dpns

Hi, all. The patterns says to break the yarn and thread thru the sts. I’m worried that there will be a big hole with all of these sts on the needles.

Some patterns do that. It creates a gathered top edge rather than a rounded one. I haven’t done it because it seems it would leave a hole, but with the number of patterns like that it must be fine. What is the name of your pattern?

It’s called Bubbles, by BigRedBalloon. It comes with a cute set of mittens

I ended up doing a row of k2tog and that helped

Oh that’s cute! With a pattern that has a lot of texture sometimes decreasing doesn’t look as nice so that may be why it’s done that way. Glad you figured it out. :slight_smile:

Many hat patterns call for this technique to finish. As long as you run your yarn through every stitch and gather it as instructed, it will be fine without a hole.