This is a fun & free hat to loom knit for a child!
Loom Knit Koala Hat Pattern
Sorry I haven't been posting as much as usual but I've been putting a lot of time into my Etsy shop.  Things are going well but I'm still learning to manage my time between the blog and Etsy.  Sometimes I wish I could be two people!  I'm enjoying developing new patterns for the loom and I learn something new every day.  Mostly I've been working on patterns for babies because I could not find many for loom knitting.  I decided that I wanted to make a cute kids hat and came up with this white koala hat.  I was surprised at how real it looks.  The ear flaps are tiny on this hat and just there as an accent so widen/lengthen them if you want a larger ear flap.  It knits up quick and is suitable for a beginner.  I hope you like this pattern!
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  • Red Knifty Knitter Loom
  • Red Heart Buttercup (5); Color:  White
  • Black Yarn (5); any brand
  • Knitting Tool
  • Crochet Hook
  • 2 Large Buttons
  • 2 Smaller Buttons
  • Pom Pom Maker; Medium Size
PATTERN:     EWK = e-wrap knit: The Hat is Toddler/child size and fits up to 19" head.  Use 1 strand of yarn for thinner weave (used in sample)  Two strands of yarn for a thicker/warmer hat.

  • Place Markers on Pegs 7, 8, 9, 23, 24, & 25.  You will be working counter clockwise.
  • Chain/crochet cast on with (1) or (2) strands of white onto pegs 7, 8 & 9.
  • Start 1st ear flap.
  • Rows 1, 3, 5 & 7:   Knit
  • Rows 2, 4, & 6:  Purl
  • Chain/crochet cast on to peg 25.
  • Start 2nd ear flap.
  • Repeat rows 1-7 on pegs 23, 24 & 25 only  (this will create 2nd ear flap).
  • Skip 3 and chain cast on all other pegs on loom.
  • Peg 7 is now your starter peg.
  • Next row:  Purl
  • Next row: knit
  • Next row: Purl
  • Next row:  knit
  • Next row:  Purl
  • EWK around to original starter peg (this should be the center between ear flaps).
  • Cast on one peg with black, knit this peg.
  • With white, skip one peg (peg with black) and then EWK around to original starter peg again.
  • With black, EWK original peg 1 again.  (NOTE:  The black portion of the nose will not look even, you will need to go back later and chain stitch over it.  The stitches will give you a nice outline for where to stitch it later).
  • With white skip one peg again and EWK around to peg before black peg.
  • EWK with black the next 3 pegs.
  • With white, skip 3 pegs and EWK around to 1st black peg.
  • With black, EWK next 3 pegs.
  • With white, skip 3 pegs, EWK around to 1st black peg.
  • With black, EWK next 3 pegs.
  • Cut black but leave a long tail for embroidery on nose.
  • With white EWK around to new starter peg.
  • Now EWK 11 rows.
  • Bind off using gather method.
  • Chain Stitch nose with crochet hook to form the triangle of nose and fill in any gaps.
  • Weave in ends.
  • Make 2 medium pom poms.  Sew on top sides of hat, centered above ear flaps.
  • Use 1 large button and 1 small button for each eye.  Sew on to hat.

2014, Copyright,, Nicole F. Cox, all rights reserved.  These are test patterns, knit at your own risk. Patterns on this blog are for personal use only.  Patterns are not to be printed, sold or shared.

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