I have tried googling this, and I still can’t figure it out. Is there any good reason for a hat or something to be knit flat rather than in the round? Sewing a seam seems like an unnecessary extra step, and the seam, no matter how well done, with never be as smooth as the knit fabric itself. I know something with numerous complicated elements that get combined, like a sweater, can be tricky to do in the round, but for hats, cowls, socks, etc., sewing a seam really seems pointless. Am I missing something? I’ve started converting flat patterns I like to round because I think it works out so much better. I don’t understand why they’re not written that way in the first place.
Your feedback is much appreciated.