Friday, February 8, 2013

Basic Knifty Knitter Hat on the Round Green Loom

This is a basic hat done on the round (large) green loom. It is the perfect size for my 12-year-old son. It also happens to fit me well. I am a small adult. If I were making this hat for a larger adult, I would move up to the XL yellow round loom to make the hat.

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.
The hat in this tutorial was knitted using two strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn as if they were one strand of yarn. The yarn color used is "fleck," which is a dark green with flecks of various colors mixed into the yarn. The pattern is from the book, "Knitting with the Knifty Knitter Booklet II," published by Provo Craft.

Instructions:
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!

1 comment:

  1. Just made this hat for my son (he is four but he is a big 4) and it fits just right! I used 2 different color blues because that is his favorite color and it looks awesome!

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