My sister and her husband are MN Viking fans. So I got some nice and bright purple and yellow acrylic yarn so I can make purple and yellow striped hats. I would like to knit ribbed hats because ribbing has give.
Here are my problems/questions
I do not have access to their heads, so what is a good guess regarding how many stitches to cast on?
is there a way do make this hat in the round w/out having to resort to doing the decreases using DPNs (I only have one set of four and am hours away from a store)? If so, what is that way?
How do I make a swatch using circulars (this will be my first foray into circular knitting?