How to Loom Knit a Child’s Hat

January 10, 2016 | Crafts, DIY Projects, Loom Knitting

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.


Work in progress

Up lose on stitches

Up close on stitches

Critics welcome.


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