EASY LOOM KNIT HAT...

How to do this simple, yet adorable, knit hat on the Loom!
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"Get The Look: Stockinette hat!"
I found this adorable hat on the Internet (stock photo) and fell in love with it and wanted to show you how to do this on the loom. The hat gets it's look from a rolled up brim (no ribbing needed, get your curl on!), strongly contrasting stripes and an abruptly decreased crown. Below you'll find the instructions for how to get a similar look on the Loom! This is going to be the first post of a new series I'm calling "get the look!". These posts will give you instructions for how to achieve similar looking knits on the loom, opening up new possibilities.

Supplies
  • Any round loom of your choice (please remember that the above hat was done using medium to small knitting needles so the smaller gauge of your loom the closer it will look like the above hat) I recommend 5/8", 1/2" gauge or smaller.
  • Another smaller round loom (to transfer your sts to)
  • Knitting tool
  • Measuring tape
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn: 2 colors (weight will vary depending on loom used) Do a swatch 1st to get desired gauge. To get the look in the picture, I recommend #5 weight wool (1 strand) with a 5/8" or 1/2" peg spacing loom.
Instructions
  • Using MC, Chain or true cable cast on all pegs, join to work in the round.
  • Row 1:  Knit (you may use the regular knit st or the u-knit stitch for this hat)
  • Repeat row 1 until your hat reaches the desired length (at least 8" for adult, 5" for baby, 5-7" for child). Change colors every 5 rows for the striped effect above.
  • Now divide the # of pegs on your loom by 4; you will transfer your sts onto a stitch holder or piece of yarn in groups of 4, keeping them in order.
  • Place your sts onto a smaller loom (equally divided by 4), keeping them as evenly spaced as possible. Remember, the less sts/pegs you have, the more decrease at the crown.
  • Next row:  Knit (knit any pegs with 2 or more sts as one)
  • Next 2 rows: Knit
  • Decrease crown again by moving every third peg to the next peg, knit over (just the pegs with 2 sts)
  • Bind off using the gather method.
  • Weave in your ends.
Thank you for reading.
Happy Looming!

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