I found this pattern for a ribbed hat that I’d like to make for my boyfriend. The pattern calls for size 8 needles (circulars and DPNs), but I’m very budget-conscious so I don’t want to run out and buy two sets of new needles. I already have size 7 DPNs, so I’m wondering if it will affect the pattern too much if I use those instead of 8s. I’m thinking I should buy circulars anyway because 100 stitches will be difficult, if not impossible, for me to work with on my small DPNs. I would hate to buy size 7 circulars though because I already have a set of size 7 straight needles so I figured I should get a size I don’t already own. So if I buy size 8 circulars, would it mess up the hat if I finish it off on size 7s? Or should I just suck it up and buy the size 7 circulars?
[SIZE=“1”]P.S. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m kind of a spaz about these insignificant details… and it drives me crazy![/SIZE]