? re: SNB umbilical cord hat

In the pattern for the Umbilical Cord hat in SNB, it says to cast on, knit a row, then join ends for knitting in the round. Is there a reason to knit a row first? Other hat patterns I’ve seen have you join right after the cast on row.

Just wondering.

Sometimes it’s easier to make sure you don’t twist your stitches if you knit a row first.

Thanks, Ingrid! :smiley: