Magic loop help?

Okay, I am convinced thanks to you experienced pros, that the magic loop is the way to go.

However, is the Magic Loop the same as the circular needles? The ones with 2 needles connected by a cable??

I have read that for a hat, I could use magic loop, DPNs or circular. I’m confused.

Magic Loop is a [I]technique[/I] that uses a longer circular needle to knit smaller items like hats, mitts or socks. Look at the Advanced Techniques page under Knitting Small Diameter projects for videos.

Okay thank you so very much for the information. I keep forgetting about all of the instructional videos right here at my fingertips. Whoever does the videos makes much more sense. Thank you for making these available to us!!!