Farrow Stitch Hat Pattern and Video

Loom Knit Farrow Stitch Hat Pattern

Farrow Stitch Hat

This farrow stitch hat has rich texture and warmth. Perfect for a casual upscale look. The pattern appears complex but it is far from it. I designed it for the fans of the stitch pattern I published a few months ago and who had problems using it for their projects. Well here is the hat, stay tuned for the scarf pattern which will be coming shortly.

I hope the farrow stitch hat pattern works well for my friends Jo, Fey, Crystal, Laura, Kim and Linda. See, that I am truly listening ladies. A big hug for the inspiration

Note that I’ve used chunky yarn so everyone can see the stitch done with a variation. For those new to the site, look below for a picture of the original pattern. To get the written version and to watch a video : Click HERE

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Loom Knit Sock Boots – Pattern and Video

Easy Loom Knit Sock Boots

Sock Boots

Turn any shoe into a nice warm boot with the help of your small loom and chunky wool blend yarn to make yourself a pair of sock boots. This design is thinner in the foot area to fit into your basic shoe and chunkier around the legs to keep you nice and toasty.

The pattern below is meant to work more as a guide then an actual pattern. To make it perfectly custom sized for you or your loved one you will need to do some VERY simple math. The formula is below in the pattern notes. Other then that this is an easy project especially because you can follow the step by step instructions on the video tutorial.

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Loom Knit Hat Has Holes

 

Hat has holes

Does Your Loom Knit Hat Have Holes?

Sherri from our Facebook page asked why her loom knit hat has holes. This is a common question so I figured it would be best to answer it for all who have the same question but have not asked.

Hat has holes

Here is One solution….

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Very Simple Spiral Hat Pattern with Video Tutorial

Spiral Hat on a Circular Loom

Spiral Hat

The spiral hat is super easy to do. Never-the-less, because beginners are always on my mind I have a written pattern and a step by step video tutorial. Even if you have made a spiral hat in the past take a quick look at the video. It’s under 9 minutes and you might learn something, like a cool trick I learned from Karen Aiken.

More importantly, this is a great project for gift giving. You can start and finish the hat effortlessly in just a few hours. Share your pictures !

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Three Step Stitch Baby Hat Pattern

Three Step Stitch Baby Hat

Three Step Stitch Baby Hat

 

There are some stitches that deserve to be used more than once. This is especially true when you have a really cool adult hat and you want a baby hat to match it. That is why I designed the Three Step Stitch Baby Hat. If you have not seen the adult version Click HERE for a pattern and a step by step video tutorial. I did write on post just for the stitch. If you prefer to start at the very beginning, Click HERE.

This little hat was actually the test pattern for the adult version. It came out so tiny that I decide to turn it into a baby hat. I made it almost a year ago and it was supposed to go in one of my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for a girl 2 – 4-year-old.  I didn’t make enough shoe boxes to include it – but next year for sure.

Now let’s get to the pattern.

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Brioche Paper Bag Hat for Baby Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Loom Knit Brioche Paper Bag Hat

Brioche Paper Bag Hat

I saw a video a few years ago by Maria Eugenia Tovar for the Brioche stitch in two colors. Wow what a beautiful stitch. I knew I wanted to design a Brioche Paper Bag Hat for a baby because I was certain it would be super cute. I did and I love it. This little beanie works great for girls and boys.

Although a bit difficult for a beginner I’ve recorded a video tutorial to make the pattern doable for anyone wanting to try it. PLEASE be sure to watch the video completely before starting your project. I promise that it will make this awesome stitch so much easier to do.

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Liam’s Gift – My New Loom Knitting Book for Kids

Liams Gift – A Short Love Story with a Simple Pattern

Liams Gift

I started loom knitting because I wanted to knit for charity. Then I learned how to make videos because I wanted to teach other’s how to loom knit. Now I wrote a book because I want to inspire children, their parents, friends and family to loom knit for charity. Liam’s Gift is the first in a series called Loving with Looms. The series is name after my yearly Award to those that share love and compassion to others by knitting gifts with their looms.

I hope you guys will consider reading and sharing this little e-Book. It is a short story about little guy with a really big heart. At the end of the story there is a simple pattern with a link to the video tutorial for beginners. Watch the short intro – let me know what you think.

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Bernat Viva in Rust The Perfect Thanksgiving Yarn Option

Bernat Viva in Rust is Warm and Beautiful

Bernat Viva in Rust

While on a dangerous trip through the yarn aisle in Walmart I found the perfect yarn for an EASY Thanksgiving slouchy hat. I picked it for the colors only to find out all the other awesome features of this yarn. The Bernat Viva in Rust is lovely.

Then I figured that as long as I tell you about the yarn I should give you the easy slouchy pattern. But lets start with the yarn.

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Finish the Hat with an Easy Decreased Crown Method

How to Finish the Hat with a Flat Top

Finish the Hat

Some patterns shouldn’t have wrinkles or bumps when you finish the hat. There is a simple way to decrease the hat that gives you a nice crown with a flat top. The Flat Drawstring Cast-off is another great method but I find it a bit complicated for some people. Especially at the end when you pull you strings and sometimes they don’t pull correctly. I believe that anyone can manage this technique even true beginners.

Finish the Hat

The first time I did this cast-off was 2013 for my Loom Knit Striped Slouchy. It isn’t right for all your hats – just when you have a certain look in mind. For a free pattern of that hat click the picture.

Below is a text and video tutorial for the Decreased Crown technique.

 

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Seed Stitch Brim Hat with Matching Cowl – Free Patterns

Seed Stitch Brim on a Knitting Loom

Stitch Brim Hat and Cowl

 

Most hats have a single rib stitch, folded, rolled or garter stitch brim. I wanted to show you a really cool option. The Seed Stitch Brim is a ribbed brim and so the elasticity is there but I find that it’s classier and more refined than the other versions. Plus you can never have to many to choose from.

One of the best things about this stitch is that you’re not going to see that unsightly line every one is always complaining about. Speaking of “unsightly”, on the video I will also show you how to change colors without that noticeable change in height where one color is up higher than the other.

Below is a pattern for a simple hat that includes the Seed Stitch Brim and a matching Seed Stitch Cowl.

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Red Heart Black Light Variegated Yarn

Red Heart Black Light Yarn

Why Red Heart Black Light Yarn

So I wanted to use some inexpensive yarn to test a pattern for a new diamond lace stitch hat and scarf. Since Super Saver yarn is my default test yarn I thought I would go all out and use the craziest multi-color option I could find, for me it was the Red Heart Black Light. Wow talk about psychedelic. I could feel the room spinning just by looking at the skein even before making anything. It is definitely for very happy people. Maybe it’s just me but the sight of it begs the question, would you use this color of variegated yarn for your own project?

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Mock Crochet Hat Free Pattern and Video

The Mock Crochet Hat on an Extra Large Loom

Mock Crochet Hat

I totally love the look of the Mock Crochet Hat. The stitch has always been among my favorites. It’s like an easy Diamond Lace Stitch Although it’s pretty simple I’ve posted the pattern along with a step by step video tutorial for us visual learners.

I did change the way Tina Edgar, the creator of the stitch, begins the technique. I think my method is easier especially for beginners. Oddly enough the way Tina starts her stitch is the reason we now have the very awesome Three Step Stitch by Zoey McClean. She thought the beginning of the stitch – was the stitch pattern. Proving that good things can come from mistakes.

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Farrow Rib Stitch

The Farrow Rib Stitch on a Knitting Loom

Farrow Rib Stitch

This very simple stitch looks so intricate yet it is made of 2 rows of a 3 stitch combination of knits and purls. I so love this new conversion. The Farrow Rib Stitch will work with any design you have in mind from a hat, a shawl or a even a pair of socks.

As always I give you a Free pattern and video tutorial of the Flat version. The written pattern of the round version is also below but there is no video.

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Ombre Beanie Pattern for the Extra Large Round Loom

Rolling Ombre Hat Beanie Pattern with Video Tutorial

Beanie Pattern

Ombre means having colors or tones that shade into each other. I love this style of color play. It’s much easier to do this with needles then a loom. But with the right yarn and a cool beanie pattern you can make a really easy hat you’ll love.

Below is the easy pattern and a step by step video tutorial

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Start My Stitch Patterns – How I Do It and Why You Shouldn’t

How I Start My Stitch Patterns

Start my Stitch Patterns

So I’m constantly asked how I start my stitch patterns. I am going to explain how and why you should NOT do the same.  I’m doing this because some people have gotten genuinely confused and others have even gotten angry because my videos immediately start with the stitch and not the cast-on. Well I don’t want those people to think I don’t care because I do.

So below is my step by step process in text, picture and video. Hope the helps.

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