Loom knitting a basic knit hat is Very easy and almost fail-proof with a circular loom. To top that off your supply list is made-up of only five items, a loom, a hook, yarn, a yarn needle and scissors making loom knitting an affordable project that will serve you well many times over.
Once you know this simple project all the others you will find on this site are just adjustments of the basic loom knit hat.
Follow the links below for picture and text tutorials.
There is a video tutorial as well if that is of your preference.
Happy Looming !
Supplies Needed: Loom (See Guide for Size), Heavy (Worsted) Yarn , Yarn Neel, Hook, Scissors
Loom Size / Hat SizeSize Chart is based on Averages. The information is only a recommendation. Please use your own judgement in the final decision.
Note: Rows are based on 1 strand of Yarn and No Brim. For a Brim you would need to add another 6 - 18 rows depending on the recipient, because to make the brim you fold the knitting in half.
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
|AG Doll||11 in / 27 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||4 in||20|
|Preemie||12 in / 30 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||4 - 5 in||20-25|
|Newborn||14 in / 36 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||5 - 6 1/2 in||25-30|
|Toddler||18 in / 46 cm||Mdm 31 Pegs||7 in||34-37|
|Tweens & Teens||22 in / 56 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||8 in||38-40|
|Women & Lean Men||22 in / 56 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||8 - 9 in||38-40|
|Lrg Women & Men||24 in / 61 cm||X-Lrg 41 Pegs||9 -10 in||40-45|
Basic Loom a Hat Pattern:
Note: Use two strands of yarn as 1 for a nice tight stitch.
Leave a 1-2 inch tail on your working yarn for a knot.
Size: My formula for rows is 4 rows per Inch
1. Make a (slip) knot. Place it on your anchor peg. ( the lonely peg outside of your loom )
2. (Cast on) Wrap all the pegs twice. This should give you 4 strands per peg.
3. (Knit) With your hook – flip the bottom two strands over and behind the top two. Continue around the whole loom. You will be left with two strands on each peg.
At this point you can – Release the working yarn from the anchor peg. – You finished 1 row !
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have your desired length. Average adult is 38 rows. See size chart below.
For a Brim: When you start your hat – knit twice the length (height) that you want you brim. Then fold your knitting from the bottom. Grab the bottom rom (should be a bit curled up) place one loop on each peg. Then with your hook (Knit) - flip the bottom two strands over and behind the top two. Continue around the whole loom. You will be left with two strands on each peg. Now you can start knitting the hat using steps 2-4
To Close the Hat: (Gathering Method) : Using your working yarn measure out about 12 to 15 inches and cut the yarn. Thread your yarn needle with that yarn tail. Feed the needle through the first peg. Left the yarn loop off the peg. It will gather to the side of your work. Continue all the way around the loom. Until your work comes off the loom. YOU’RE DONE!
Click the links below to find text and picture tutorials. I have separated the lesson into three parts not because of difficulty but for the purpose of reference. Most people get stuck on one part of the lesson and need to easily return.
1. Start the Hat 2. Make the Brim 3. Close the Hat
For a Video Tutorial of Adult Hat : Click Here
Sometimes the person needing the hat is tiny. Below is a video that will teach you how to make a hat for a newborn. It is extremely easy and you will find that you can complete this project is a short time. This is one of my favorite hats to make because there are so many opportunities for giving them away.
Below are just a few things that you can make once you learn how to loom knit a hat.