The hat is knitted brim to top. In other words, knitting begins at the bottom of the hat and ends at the top. The drawstring cast off, A.K.A. bind off, is used to close the top of the hat.
|Supplies for the basic hat with brim knitted on the Knifty Knitter green round loom.|
Step 1: Cast on and knit 16 rows.
Step 2: Make a brim by reaching through the center of the loom and pulling the first row up. Place each loop from row 1 onto the loom. There should be two loops on each peg of the Knifty Knitter loom now. Knit off.
Step 3: Knit 18 more rows.
Step 4: Cut the working yarn approximately 2 feet from the loom.
Step 5: Cast off by sewing through each loop and lifting it off the peg. Work in the same direction you were knitting. Prepare the working yarn to sew through the loops by threading it through a yarn needle.
Step 6: When all loops have been removed from the loom, pull the working yarn tightly to cinch closed the top of the hat.
Step 7: Tie a square knot. Leave a 5 inch tail and sew the tail into the inside of the hat.
|My 12-year-old son wearing the finished hat.|
|Basic hat with brim knitted on the green Knifty Knitter round loom.|
Video instructions for the basic brimmed hat on the round green loom!