How to Loom Knit a Flower – The Flat Hat Flower
I wasn’t looking to learn how to loom knit a flower when I discovered this beauty. I was first learning how to loom knit hats using the Knifty Knitter loom. I made a mistake and created a really cool knitted flower … I named my odd creation and now I make them often in many styles and colors. Loom a Hat Style. Below is the not so fascinating tale of this adventure, a text and picture tutorial and for you visual learner there is a link to a video tutorial.
The Official Story behind The Flat Hat Flower:
I was looming one of my first hats with the Knifty Knitter blue 24 peg loom. Half-way through the project I discover that the loom was the wrong size and that the knit hat would be too small for the teenager I intended to bless with the gift. In my frustration I flattened the hat to put it away. I noticed that it looked a lot like a flower sooooooo I put a button on it and baptized it, “The Flat Hat Flower”.Talk about a great lesson about turning your mistakes into advantage. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Video Tutorial of the The Loopy Flower
Made with the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom
( Can be made on any small loom )
You can click the picture to buy any of the supplies:
For a Bigger Flower :
Like the one on the orange hat in the picture. Use the Small 24-peg Loom
Note: I like my flowers a bit thick so I use two strands as one. For a bigger flower use the 24 peg loom and add 3-4 rows per section.
Wrap all your pegs using e-wrap method
Rows 1-7 (can be more or less) Knit using e-wrap stitch
Fold the knitting in half by bringing the very last loops up and onto the pegs. Knit-off.
Rows 8-12 (can be more or less) Knit using e-wrap stitch
Close the Flower
Use the Gathering Method
Flatten the hat with your hands to create the flower.
You are Done !
Follow the photo tutorial from left to right. Instructions are below each picture.
Part 1: How to Loom Knit Flower
1. I use the 12 peg Knifty Knitter Flower Loom.
2. Warp the outer peg. You will let it go around you finish your first few rows
3. Start wrapping the pegs counter clock-wise
4. Wrap all the pegs twice
5. When you finish both row bring loose string to the front and hold it down with your finger
6. Get your hook and start to pull the bottom two loops
7. Over the upper two
8. Keep doing this until
9. You have enough knitting to have reached the bottom rim of your loom
Part 2 : Loom Knit Flower
1. Finish your looming
2. Until you have reached the bottom rim
3. Pull the very last row of knitting
4. Push it in and up
5. Grab that last row of loops
6. Pull it over the peg
7. Keep putting the loops over the pegs
8. Go completely around
9. You should have had the same number of loops as you had available pegs
Now you have finished the brim of your flower. You will start loom knitting again to create the middle.
Part 3: Loom Knit Flower
1. Continue loom knitting until you reach the rim of the loom again
2. VERY IMPORTANT. Take the loose string and measure out about a yard. you should be able to go 1/2 way around the loom e with you loose string. Cut the string.
3. Get your yarn needle. Lay it on the dent of the peg.
4. Push it upwards
5. Pull the loop off the peg
6. Start to gather the loops to the left
7. When all the pegs are off. Your little hat will come off the loom
8. Grabbing the part of the loose strings closes to the hat Pull the loose string towards you
9. Close the hat
10 Flatten and Stretch the knitting
11 Curl the edges up
12 Continue flattening and stretching the hat until it looks like a flower
Now you know How to Loom Knit a Flower!