So I’m trying to learn to use double pointed needles for the first time to make a basic hat for beginners. I am doing my test run with leftover yarn to try and get my grounding. My question is I didn’t do any kind of “join” after casting on. I cast on my desired number of stitches, and then just started knitting around. Is my work joined?? Or was I supposed to do one of the methods of actually “joining” before I started knitting. My thoughts were when I started knitting and came back around it automatically joined. Is that not right? I see all these videos now telling you to swap the first and just stitch after casting on. I’m about 4 rows in now on my practice beanie.