How to Knit a Hat on the Knifty Knitter Loom
Step 1 - Materials
- Knifty Knitter circular loom (whatever size fits your needs)
- Knitting Hook
Step 2 - Slipknot
- Using your thumb and forefinger, make a slipknot around the placeholder peg.
- Make sure it's tight, so your work doesn't slip.
Step 3 - Yarn Wrap
- As shown above, wrap the yarn around the first peg, creating a loop.
- Wrap all the way around the loom.
Step 4 - Around Again
- After you complete the first row, wrap each peg again.
- For a thicker hat, you can double up on the amount of rows, as I do.
Step 5 - Secure
- Secure your work by wrapping your working yarn around the placeholder peg.
Step 6 - Yarn Over
- After you've done your desired amount of rows (the minimum is 2, here I have 4), you are ready to do what is called 'yarn over'.
- Using the knitting tool, hook the bottom yarn, and bring it over the peg.
- Repeat this process all the way around the loom.
Step 7 - Knit
- Repeat the knitting process from step 6 until you have 10-15 rows done. This number can be whatever you want; more rows equal a wider brim for your hat.
Step 8 - Removing the Placeholder Yarn
- Remove the yarn from the placeholder peg, and weave it back through one of your stitches. This will hide that piece of yarn inside the brim of your hat later.
Step 9 - Finishing Off the Brim
- Find the end of one of your stitches and match it to its peg.
- Place each loop on its respective peg.
- If you are doubling up on rows, then you will need to wrap an additional circuit of yarn.
- Use the hook tool to yarn over, and continue business as usual.
Step 10 - Knit!
- The most time-consuming part of the project is to knit the rest of the hat.
- Knit another 10-15 rows depending on desired length of the hat.
- When you're ready to close off the hat, snip the yarn as shown.
Step 11 - Threading the Loops
- Cut off about an arms length of yarn and use the needle to thread each loop.
- Be careful not to loose the end of the yarn. I like to wrap it around the placeholder peg.
Step 12 - Taking the Hat off the Loom
- This is what it will look like with all your loops threaded. Go ahead and cut the yarn to take the needle off.
- Use the knitting hook tool to pull each loop off of the loom.
Step 13 - Pulling it all Together
- With the hat off the loom, take the two ends of the yarn that you just used to thread.
- Pull them together tightly; this will close off the top of your hat.
Step 14 - Tie it all Up
- With the strands of yarn you just used to pull the hat together, make several knots to secure your work. You can also incorporate the working yarn into your knot.
- Cut off any unwanted fringes.
Here is my finished hat. I have a lot of fun making these, and I hope this article helped you out!