How to Loom Knit a Child’s Hat

I have done several hates on the round looms and they have never turned out. They have all had a wide spacing at the first and last stitch. So I went out and bought some new looms thinking the looms were the problem instead of the loomer. I purchased the kb Hat Loom, set it up for the child size hat with all the pegs for that size and went to work. I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn as I wanted this for my 2 year old granddaughter and it needed to match the scarf I made her for Christmas. In my previous attempts to make a hat I had used two strands of yarn held together, but this time I only used one. Following is how I ended up making the hat.

Cast on using the e-wrap.
For the first round, k2, p2 all the way around.
Continue with the k2, p2 for your desired width for the brim. I stopped at 1 ¾”.
Continue to knit each round using the u-wrap stitch until you reach desired length of hat. I went for 7” including the brim.
Use the gathering stitch to remove from loom.
Close up opening. Add Pom Pom, if desired.

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Work in progress

Up lose on stitches

Up close on stitches

Critics welcome.

Busy Weekend Doing Renovation Projects

This weekend was super busy as we are trying to finish up some of the renovation projects we started on the sticks and brick house before we decided we wanted to be full-time RVers. The bathroom finally got its paint makeover and it looks so much better. The doors have been hung throughout the entire house, but they still need handles added. I’m starting to lose my patience with getting everything done as I want the house on the market like yesterday so we can move into the RV. I am so ready for this new life we are embarking on and the anticipation of getting started is really starting to get to me.

Another thing I am looking forward to is having more time with my camera. In anticipation of that, my hubby wants to buy me a new and better one so I took a couple of hours on Saturday to go try out one that I had rented to see if I like it before buying it. I’m a Nikon girl and currently have a D60, but am looking at upgrading to the D610. I was trying a 24-85 mm lens as well, which I really like.