By Megan Goodacre
Most knitting patterns for hats are written for knitting in the round, either using double pointed needles (dpn’s), a short circular needle , or two circular needles.
But sometimes you want to make a hat on straight needles by working back and forth instead of knitting in the round. Maybe you don’t have needles for working in the round. Maybe you want to knit intarsia (which you can’t do in the round). Or maybe you want a break from knitting in the round and want to knit flat.
Good news! It’s easy to knit a hat on straight needles.