When crocheting dreads do you need a range of sizes or is just one or two sizes ok? Also which size is most recommended for pencil sized dread?
You don't need a huge range - but it really depends on your goals. The size of the hook depends on how much hair you want to pick up and pull into the dread. LOTS of opinions out there on which is the "best" size and it ranges from .5 to 1.5 (which is basically ALL of them). If you are new to crochet, I would recommend trying two different sizes near the middle of the range and see how you feel about them. Its all preference.