Loom a Hat – FREE Pattern Pictures & Video Tutorial

Loom a Hat: The Easy Way to Knit a Hat

How to Loom Knit a HatLoom a Hat easily. Round Loom knitting is fun and almost fail-proof for people of all ages and of all knitting capacities, even with zero knitting experience or capacity. You need very basic, simple skills. If you can pull two strings with a hook you don’t need to know much more. That is the most important part and the one technique you will do the most.

I learned to loom a hat at a Joann Fabric store product demonstration. In less than 10 minutes the Knifty Knitter representative had taught me the first two basic steps needed to loom a hat. I didn’t even have time to learn how to close the hat, I had to figure that part out at home with the little booklet that comes with the Loom Knitting Kit .

Don’t worry if you don’t learn it in 10 minutes. I’m almost sure you don’t have a learning deadline. Take your time The awesome news is that once you know how to loom a hat all the other projects on this site are just minor adjustments of the first. You’ll be off making more than just hats, everything from booties to pillows and from dolls to doll dresses. You have my promise that all will be fun, simple and quick.

Scroll Down for Size Chart, Pattern , Picture , Text and Video Tutorial



I always suggest watching the video completely from beginning to the end before starting the project.



Supplies Needed

The supply list is made up of 4 Must Have Items and 2 optional . A loom, yarn, hook and scissors make up the first group. Yarn needles and crochet hooks make loom knitting easier but are not vital.
How to Loom Knit a HatNote on Supplies:
The Loom: Check out the Loom Size Chart below to make sure you start with the correct loom.

The Yarn: I prefer the soft worsted weight yarn. It’s thick, making the work tighter and quicker.

The Hook : Should be included with the Loom Set.

Yarn Needle:  Like the hook,  Should be included with the Loom Set. You shouldn’t need to buy these separately. I buy my needle separately because I prefer the Susan Bates over the one included.

Crochet Hook: I will sometimes use these to help close the hat or to feed yarn through the knitting.

Click the image to buy any of the supplies listed here:

Loom Hook

Yarn Hook

Yarn Loom


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Yarn Needle

Sharp Scissors

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Loom Size / Hat Size

Size 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 thick yarn or 2 strands of light or medium weight yarn, e-Wrap Stitch and No Brim.
Chart Update: 10/2014
For a Folded Brim you may need 6 - 18 rows depending on the recipient. Note that to make the brim you fold the knitting in half.

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
Hat RecipientAvg Head
Loom Size Hat LengthNumber
of Rows
AG Doll11 in / 27 cmSm 24 Pegs4 in20
Preemie12 in / 30 cmSm 24 Pegs4 - 5 in20-25
Newborn 14 in / 36 cmSm 24 Pegs5 - 6 1/2 in25-30
Baby - 1 yr.18 in / 46 cmMd 31 Pegs7 in25-30
Toddler21 in / 53 cmLrg 36 Pegs7 in25-30
Tweens & Teens22 in / 56 cmLrg 36 Pegs8 in30-34
Women & Lean Men22 in / 56 cmLrg 36 Pegs8 - 9 in32-40
Lrg Women & Men24 in / 61 cmX-Lrg 41 Pegs9 -10 in38-45



How to Loom Knit a HatNote Before Starting:

Leave a 1-2 inch tail on your working yarn for a slip knot.

Size: My formula for rows using my recommendation: worsted weight yarn and knitting with  2 strands as 1 –  is 3 stitches and 4 rows for 1 inch of knitted fabric.

So before you start decide on the size of your brim and the size of the body of your hat. This will help you get a custom fit which is why we knit instead of shop.


Loom a Hat PATTERN:

Pattern is FREE on this website. For a Printable Version of This Pattern: Click to Purchase a PDF

Use worsted weight yarn. Two strands of yarn as One. If you use chunky yarn you can knit with just one strand.

1. Make a (slip) Knot:  Place it on your anchor peg. ( the lonely peg outside of rim your loom )

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2. (Cast on) Wrap all the pegs twice: This should give you 4 strands per peg.

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3. Knit (e-Warp stitchWith 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.


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Note When you have looped all the top loops on the peg and are back at the anchor peg  You finished 1 row ! After 2 or 3 rows you can release the working yarn from the anchor peg.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have your desired length.  Average adult is 32 rows.  A good rule to follow when working with 2 strands, knit 4 rows for every 1 inch of length.

See the size chart above for length.


If you want a Brim ( Scroll down for pictures )

How to Loom Knit a HatThis happens at the beginning  When you start your hat – knit twice the length (height) that you want for your brim. Then fold your knitting from the bottom. Grab the bottom row (should be a bit curled up) place a 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 . On a personal note: I like my brims to be 2 inches so I knit 16 rows. My formula is 4 rows per inch. The brim is folded so you have to double the number of rows. – I do not put brims on Baby Hats.



To Close the Hat ( Scroll down for pictures ):  (Gathering Method)

Using your working yarn wrap around the loom until you are at the half-way mark and cut the yarn or 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. Lift the yarn loop off the peg using the needle. It will gather to the side of your work. Continue all the way around the loom repeating the same task until your work comes off the loom. YOU’RE DONE!

Loom a Hat:  Start by Watching the Video From Start to Finish

How to Loom Knit a HatI recommend that you start by watching the video from start to finish before even gathering your supplies. Most people learn by watching some one else go through the process. Don’t be fearful that you don’t know loom knitting jargon. I only use regular everyday words in explaining the process.

If after you watch the video you still feel that there is a part of making the hat that is not quite clear don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most people feel the same way. That is why I have divided the Loom a Hat lesson into three parts, not because of difficulty but for reference purposes. Some people will get stuck on just one part of the process and the loom a hat 3 part method  makes it easier to focus on just the problem area without needing to repeat the entire process. The three parts would be, Start the Hat,  Make the Brim,  Close the Hat.  You may be asking what happened to looming the hat, well that’s here. The others are for review.


First Steps to Loom Knitting

How to Loom Knit a Hat


Start the Brim

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Finish the Brim

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Finish Hat

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Part 2 of Closing the Hat

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Close the Hat

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Use the Links Below to Review any Part of the Loom a Hat Project

STEP 1:   Start the Hat             STEP 2:    Make the Brim        STEP 3:    Close the Hat

Below are pictures of projects made using the simple loom knit hat as a base. The gallery will be updated regularly so come back often to see what’s new. Better yet subscribe to this blog for email updates on loom knit projects, tips, and ideas.

Some of the Projects You CAN Make

How to Loom Knit a Hat

 Loom Knit a Doll Dress ……..  Loom Knit a Doll …….  Loom Knit Baby Booties…….  Loom a Hat-Easy

I hope to give you the necessary tools to help you feel confident that you have the ability to make many fun and practical projects with just basic loom knitting knowledge.

Loom Knit Pattern

If you feel brave and you want to try some more hat patterns that are a bit more complex but still lots of fun. Click Here or Click the picture below for a list of FREE patterns. The table is update contently.

How to Loom Knit a Hat

Feel free to give me feedback and to share your personal ideas for loom knitting.



Cute Baby Hats – Click the Picture for More Information and Free Pattern Links

How to Loom Knit a Hat

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Comments: 158

  1. Carla January 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing.
    I could never grasp crochet or knitting, your video is awesome.
    You made it so easy and fun!

    Thaks again

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2018 at 10:28 pm Reply

      Thank YOU Carla for the thank you – very much appreciated !

  2. Ann Balfour January 4, 2018 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Denise, I wanted to leave a comment re the infinity scarf, but no place to leave a comment. THANK YOU for giving us an EASY infinity scarf to make. I looked and looked for MONTHS for a light scarf to make, something that could worn in the winter and then transition into Spring. I have had MULTIPLE compliments about it, how people absolutely LOVE the way it is made with the particular stitches used and how nice it lays when people wear it. I tried to get as close as I could with the yarn, but the yarn you used is no longer available and none of the yarn shops or Amazon have it and the yarn shops don’t know when or IF it will become available again. The closest I got to it was Red Heart, MONET variegated yarn. I know Red Heart can be a bit stiff, but the Monet is very soft and like I said, close to your colors. The lady I made it for said she can wear it either in the winter or spring because of the colors.The pattern is ultra EASY and I used it on the 36 peg, green loom. As always, your patterns are WINNERS and this pattern definitely is a WINNER! I know it has been chilly in FL, stay warm, should get better by next week! Take care………Ann Balfour, De Pere, WI (suburb of Green Bay).

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm Reply

      Ann , I am soooooooooo glad you and your friend are happy with the pattern. That give me great joy. Thank so much for taking the time to leave me your comment – it is very very much appreciated.

  3. Jane Goulet November 26, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply

    Thanks so much for your videos,they are so helpful.
    I have made a mistake,not sure what I did . I finished my hat but when I pull the yarn to close up the hat only half of the hat closes up. Do you know what I did wrong?

    • Denise Canela November 28, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply

      Hi Jane, it sounds like you’re missing some of the loops – Here is a video on closing the hat: Click HERE

  4. Holly November 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Hi Denise, I just started looming and I came across your page. I wanted to tell how wonderful your video for beginners is. It is so helpful. Thank you for taking the fear and confusion out of looming! 😊

    • Denise Canela November 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Holly – Thank YOU for the Thank you – I really do appreciate it !

  5. laura November 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

    hi Denise is it possible to make a hat on the loom from the crown down? how would i finish it to bind off? thanks

    • Denise Canela November 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply

      Hi Laura yes you can – you can try with the stretch bind-off. There are several YouTube videos from several video creators.

  6. Julie Blades October 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm Reply

    My grandma has decided she wants to take up loom knitting she has no ambition to own a computer do you have any patterns that show step by step diagrams Instead of tutorials?

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm Reply

      Hi Julie – I have patterns on Etsy but I don’t include step by step pictures because I think the videos are so much better. I do plan on creating DVD’s of some of my patterns – hope to have the first one done soon.

  7. Rowena August 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply

    I have some UK Double Knit Yarn. How many strands would you recommend I use? I need a reasonably tight knit as it is for a colder part of the country. I am planning on using a 36 Peg loom.

    • Denise Canela August 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm Reply

      Rowena – I don’t really like using the 36-peg for an adult. As for the number of strands that really depends on the design of the hat. I strongly suggest using the larger loom and using 2 strands. Here is a design that is really warm – Click HERE

  8. Hazel August 24, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to make such an informative video i have a loom coming soon. so this was very good for me to watch .

  9. Emmalee July 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply

    I recently started making hats for my kids since I have such trouble finding ones that will fit their heads. I have gone over the instructions that came with the loom set and also read through your directions above but I seem to be missing information about the anchor yarn. The yarn that is wrapped around the anchor, after it has been removed from the anchor what needs to be done with it so that the hat can be completed? Is it supposed to be folded in so that it’s closed into the brim or is it supposed to be sewn/ woven into the hat with the needle? I have quite a few hats that are finished but they can’t be washed or worn until I know what to do with the anchor string that is just hanging down at the moment. Thanks

    • Denise Canela July 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm Reply

      Hi Emmalee – how you weave in the working yarn really depends on the design of the hat you are knitting. If it’s a basic hat with a fold up brim – you lay the yarn in between the fold before you knit-off. After that you would need a crochet hook to weave in the working yarn – just feed it through the loops on the inside of the hat… hope that makes sense

      • Emmalee July 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

        Thank you

  10. Liz May 25, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply

    I was given a loom as a follow on to try to rebuild my skills after a minor stroke which limited my hand skills. Seeing your calm video has given me confidence that I can start to make useful things again and that I can start to feel useful too. The colour choice for shelter gifts is a valuable tip. For premature baby hats the yarn has to be teeny too and right away I am planning colours and seeing a future for my hands to be useful again. Small words but big meaning: thank you.

    • Denise Canela June 5, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Liz – sooooooooooo sorry for the delay in response but I have not been well. I do want to tell you that your post has given me such joy – THANK YOU for taking the time. I so love a giver and I appreciate every word share with me. I totally agree your statement about the gift of those 2 small words so why not say it twice – again- THANK YOU !

  11. Linda Kaye April 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for preparing these professional quality videos for looming. Esp. showing swatches of what stitches look like when made up. i am a 10 year needle knitter and am now (anxiously) awaiting delivery of my first loom. Here’s my question: How would a person go about mounting needle knitted stitches onto a loom, and thereafter, loom knitting a project? I don’t like the looseness of the ribbing

    • Denise Canela April 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply

      Here is a post on how to translate a knitting pattern for the loom Click HERE

      Not sure what you mean by loose ribbing – HERE is one solution is loose loops

  12. Juwayriyah March 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Hi, I am nine years old. I visit your website a lot and like learning from your tutorials. So far, I have knitted four projects. But I always have this problem of getting holes in my hats going in a diagonal. Any ideas on how I can fix it? Thank You.

    • Denise Canela March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm Reply

      Hi thanks for the question – there are several ways to fix this issue and all would require a video for me to show you best. I promise to do one soon. In the meantime I will do my best with words on one method. Mark the first peg where you start your hat – that will be peg 1 – from now on every time you knit the peg next to it that we will call peg 2 – pull on the loop a little bit. That will tighten the loop on peg one.

      Hope that helps!
      If you try this method I would really appreciate pictures if possible

  13. Dot Smith February 21, 2017 at 11:49 am Reply

    I have loom knitted a scarf on a round loom using 12 pegs … k p k p k k k k p k p k … thinking this would keep it from curling but it is. Any ideas?
    Thank you kindly.

  14. Nikki February 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

    I want to do a hat but my loom has 30 pegs on it is that ok

    • Denise Canela February 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm Reply

      Here is a good post for the question: Click HERE

      • Jean Hunley March 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

        I recently received the laptop knit & loom all in one knitting system. the gauge for the 24 peg area is 3/4 instead of 5/8. What stitch would be best for this difference in gauge for a baby hat? I watch all your videos and love everything you do. you make it all seem so easy!!

  15. Ann Balfour February 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Hi, I have just come back to looming after being away from it a long while. I found your website in a search and extremely pleased with the vast amount of information I found and also a wonderful, EASY video tutorial. I never understood why I could look at a video and understand a pattern but would have trouble reading a pattern. I seem to get overwhelmed and most times, walked away from a project. A friend of mine explained to me that it is probably because I am more of a TACTILE person which means I learn better at hands-on training than simply reading and letting my brain process it. THANK YOU so much for the video on looming, I can now go back and finish some projects I left behind. You have made it extremely easy for anyone to learn or in my case, RE-LEARN how to loom knit. haha! God Bless you, keep up the good work!

  16. Cassi Hatfield January 28, 2017 at 5:43 am Reply

    Hi, Denise, my mom and I just recently got into loom knitting, or as she calls it ‘yarning’. Her friend recently (the twenty third of Jan) had twins, and I was going to help my mom by doing up the twins some hats, but I was wondering, what’s your suggestion for the brim length? Thanks, every time we have a question we got to your channel or page.

    • Denise Canela January 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply

      Cassi, I don’t really like brims for babies – I prefer to let the fabric roll. If I had to choose I would say between 5/8 to an inch.

  17. Jill January 26, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    What is your loom preference for a fine knit hat? Also is there one loom for a hat and socks of fine knit? Thank you so much,

    • Denise Canela January 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply

      Yes the KB Looms are adjustable and can be used for an extremely wide range of products Click HERE

  18. JUDI NETO January 22, 2017 at 8:32 pm Reply

    I’m just learning and can make nice hats on 36 peg loom. I want to make beanies with cable stitch that don’t roll up at the bottom. Do I need a 41 peg and knit purl to start? Or do I need a narrow guage loom? how many pegs?

    • Denise Canela January 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm Reply

      Judi – as long as you do a combination of stitches like knit and purl – your fabric will not roll. As for the cable hat you can use the 41 peg but everything looks better done on a smaller gauge loom

  19. Pat Lagaden January 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Can you put a brim on a hat after you have already knitted it?

    • Denise Canela January 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm Reply

      Yes – remount the loops. No – if it’s a folded brim.

  20. Tracy Smith January 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

    Hi. I enjoy all of your loom knitting projects, they have helped me as a beginner to understand it and do more so Thank you. Can you make more toy projects like a dog and teddy bear. Keep up the great work.

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2017 at 12:00 am Reply

      Yep – both are on my project list for 2017. Hey – can you see my little calendar? LOLOLO 🙂

  21. Sarah Feist Gardner December 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm Reply

    First of all I just want to say you’re amazing this is probably the easiest video I’ve ever watched on knitting and I am completely self-taught and so I bought tomo first of all I just want to say you’re amazing this is probably the easiest video I’ve ever watched on knitting and I am completely self-taught and until I bought my loom I have been unable to make anything other than scarves or squares. We have a bunch of scarves and squares at our house. My biggest problem is finishing a piece. I have this crazy long hat that I just kept knitting because I did not know how to finish it. I have piles of beautiful yarn that I cannot wait to use now. Thank you again for your wonderful how to video.

    • Denise Canela January 3, 2017 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Thank YOU for the Thank you Sarah – Big Hugs and Happy Happy New Year to you and your family!

  22. DANIEL Hadley December 30, 2016 at 7:22 am Reply

    Hello my name is Daniel. I produce 20-40 hats annually on my Knifty knitter. Are sent to those in need here in Battle Creek Michigan. What stitch can i use , to produce a “little” larger, looser-fit hat ??? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated . btw awesome miñon hat. 🙂

    • Denise Canela December 30, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

      Hi Daniel – First, I LOVE A GIVER !!! 20 – 40 hats – that is super super awesome – I want to send you a giant virtual hug my friend. You’re a good man Daniel Hadley- Sorry I get musssy about this subject. Now to your question, I would say your best bet would be the Figure 8. A bit loose but not to lacey. I did want to tell you that my favorite hat for charities is the Rib Stitch Hat only because it contracts and expands easily so it accommodates all sizes and the design is very unisex. And you mentioned a Minon Hat ? – thanks but that’s not me … made a resolution in 2015 to stay away from trademark material/subject.

  23. Nancy Drury December 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Thank you for the excellent tutorial and size info…I have just started loom knitting and have made several hats, but was afraid the 36 peg was not going to be large enough for an adult…I have been searching for a 10.5 …46 peg loom and haven’t found one…My friend has one but can’t remember where she bought it or brand name…if you could help me I would appreciate it…I want to watch your tutorial on how to make flowers for trims in my hats. I have a large family and friends that I want to make hats for…from 2 mo old babies to adults…Thank you again for this very informative info, for your beautiful work and your generosity.

    • Denise Canela December 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm Reply

      Hi Nancy – I believe you’re thinking of the 48-peg loom – it’s bigger the then the 36-peg but smaller then the 41-peg Click HERE

  24. Lisa December 17, 2016 at 10:53 am Reply

    Nice info. How many skiens of yarn for the adult extra large hat with 2 inch brim? I just bought a loom set and cannot wait to get started. I want to be certain I have enough yarn from the same lot number.

    • Denise Canela December 17, 2016 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa – depending on the yarn you only need 1 skein with about 100-120 yards

  25. Victoria December 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm Reply

    I love your so easy tutorial, pictures and video are perfect for a newbie. But my problem is working with two strands because as I pull from the individual ball or skein(makes no difference) they start to twist. I didn’t want to only use the bulky knit. How can I keep the strands from twisting around each other before I even get to the loom. Thanks!

  26. Sandy L Iszler December 5, 2016 at 12:24 am Reply


    My name is Sandy and I just did a loom hat for my granddaughter and it turned out “Great. Thank you for you instruction on the video. I have a question for you,I noticed that your loom Needle was covered,my hand and fingers get sore when I’am using my needle,do you have any suggestion on what I can do to make it easier for me to use it,so my fingers don’t get sore?

    Thank -you Sandy

  27. Linda December 3, 2016 at 2:05 am Reply

    Just made my first hat. Your tutorial is wonderful. Thank you so much.

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm Reply

      Thank you for the Thank you Linda – I soooooooo appreciate it !

  28. Letha November 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm Reply

    Can you make a hat with rainbow loom bands using only the hook and post directions with it?

    • Denise Canela December 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm Reply

      Hi Letha – thanks for asking but no loom bands here – I just use variations of yarn. There are a lot of sites and YouTube channels dedicated to rainbow loom bands and those folks are better at the loom bands then I am – I would suggest doing a Google search

  29. Mary Rausch November 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm Reply

    Thank you for your videos! They are the best on loom knitting, especially for us total newbies. 🙂 You have a gift for explaining loom knitting. I’m starting my first hat thanks to you!

  30. Roxie November 7, 2016 at 5:28 am Reply

    Wonderful instructor!!!! Very good with all the details. Thank you.

  31. Mildred Lawson October 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Dear Denise
    I also make hats for charity. Some 200 + since Oct. 31, 2014. But I really like the variegated yarn. I let the yarn make the pattern. I discovered that the yarn on the bottom of the peg will show on the front of the hat while the other yarn will be inside. I discovered that if I wrap the variegated yarn around all of the pegs and then the second color my hat will have a design of its own depending on the length of each color. I have gotten a lot of “Beautifu!l” when people see my variegate hats. The batch (30) I am working on now are going to an orphan home in India. Many have gone to Operation Christmas Child. When pressed for time I will make the “pop corn” pattern, two colors and what ever color is on bottom pops up.
    I have gone to my church and other civic organizations and asked if you have yarn in your closet for 10 years, may I have it. I have gotten some expensive and beautiful donated yarn that way.

    • Denise Canela October 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm Reply

      Mildred you my friend are BEUTIFUL !!! Let me start by telling you that OCC is one of my most favorite favorite charities – it is very close to my heart. I wish I could hug you. Thanks for sharing your insight and feedback. I so appreciate it. You have been blessed – you glad you have chosen to be a blessing !! Here is my OCC post: Click HERE

  32. Sandra October 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Thank you Denise, I have learned how to loom knit using your video. I do have question that I hope you will help me with. All my hats show larger stitches/seam between my last & beginning peg. Then at my beginning peg & the next one over show seams closer together. All tension on the other pegs seem to be good and well formed and uniform in size.
    Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated.
    . I am enjoying making the hats and will donate them to a local charity.
    Thanks again Denise for your videos!! They are great!!!

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm Reply

      Hi Sandra,

      That larger stitch is where you increase your stitches. The best way to remedy this is to pull on the loop next to that one – the second loop. When you pull on it – it will tighten the one before it. To give you an idea of what I mean watch the video on this post – it’s for a scarf but it will explain – Click HERE

      By the way, i LOVE LOVE LOVE a giver – and I especially love knowing that I was somehow instrumental in the giving. Thanks for taking the time to add that to your comment. Big HUGS – You are super GREAT !!!!

  33. GAY K MCCAULEY October 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm Reply

    Hello I’m making a mermaid’s tail on the rectangular Loom and I know some of it tapers automatically but how do I taper down like the tops really wide and then you want to taper down so that the bottom is small like a mermaid’s tail I’m doing it like you do the Hat I didn’t load it back and forth back and forth I wrapped around the pegs like you do the Hat so if anyone knows how to keep her from that still making it round you know like the Hat let me know please????

  34. Angela R Stringfellow September 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm Reply

    Do you know how to loom a Fedora Hat?????

    • Denise Canela September 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm Reply

      Thanks for asking – Haven’t tried one yet – but I imagine that I can 🙂

  35. Rosalia Di Maria-Lamour September 25, 2016 at 2:19 am Reply

    Great instructional video! I’m a crochet lady, I wanted to try something different. I did my first loom hat while watching, and it turned out wonderfully. Thanks a bunch from Canada 🙂

    • Denise Canela October 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm Reply

      Thanks for the Thanks Rosalia ! Much appreciated !!

  36. Ivy August 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm Reply

    Thank you Denise!! This was the most helpful site I found for knitting a hat- the instructions that came with my loom were hard for me to follow, but yours were very clear and easy for me! My husband loves his hat and now I’m inspired to make many more!

    • Denise Canela August 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply

      Thank you for the Thank you Ivy – I really appreciate it !

  37. Kelley July 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Hi Denise
    I really like your approach to knit ting on the looms
    Thank you

  38. Lisa June 2, 2016 at 11:36 am Reply

    Hey Denise
    I just had a look at the page and got many ideas
    Thanks for everything

  39. Stephanie Brown March 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply

    Thank you so much 🙂 I’m just starting 🙂 We are making baby beanies for a local hospital.
    I learned so much from your video.

    Thank you

  40. Thea March 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Hi Denise,

    Decided to learn loom knitting and love your teaching video. One question. can I use a rectangle loom to make hats?

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply

      The quick answer is yes – but really it depends on the loom

  41. Bay-Bay Carr March 10, 2016 at 2:30 am Reply

    I love your YouTube on making a Beanie. You are the best one who explain step by step instructions that makes it so easy to do. I love it!!
    Do you have a video on making slouchy hats with loom? I would love to make one. Once again, thank you and God bless

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm Reply

      Hi sooooooo sorry for the delay – have a few slouchys – Here is my favorite CLICK HERE – don’t worry about the yarn – any thick yarn will work fine… look at the bottom of the post for more patterns

  42. Alice February 27, 2016 at 8:24 am Reply

    Hi Denise I have got one more question please! Based on the same size of loom band with same row numbers , would the different thickness of yarn change the size of hat? I have always been using 2.strands of worsted yarns for making toddlers hats which always turned out perfect. But there was once I used SUPER CHUNKY one (I think as twice chunky as normal ones),the hat turned out so small, probably only fits small babies. Is that normal? ! Many thanks!

    • Denise Canela March 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply

      Yes Alice – the thickness of the yarn makes a BIG difference!

  43. Lisa February 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I have been watching you on you tube since November which inspired me to make hats for the adults in my family for Christmas. Much to my surprise the kids in the family all wanted the hats more than the toys we got them so I had to make more hats and scarf after the holidays. From what everyone tells me they never take them off. My nephew sleeps in his and my niece wore hers during a concert at school. ( I have 1 nephew and 5 nieces.) I am glad that I am finish because I am really ready to go on another project. Thanks for your lessons.

    • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply

      Lisa – I have sooooooooooooooo enjoyed this comment. I laughed and giggled like you can’t image. Thank you thank you thank you Sister 🙂

  44. Lin February 13, 2016 at 1:31 am Reply

    I want to thank you so much, because thanks to watching your videos i bought my first loom set yesterday and made my first hat. It was just a basic hat with a brim but i was so happy with it that I am now making hats for the homeless.
    I’ve knitted for years and at the ripe old age of 50 you have taught me something completely new and for this I thank you so much ?

    • Denise Canela February 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm Reply

      Lin Sister – you make me SUPER SUPER SUPER happy. I sooooooooooooo love a giver. Thank you for letting me know I’ve somehow been a part of your charitable giving. It’s the main reason I do this and I never get tired of people letting me know that they’re using my lessons to love on hurting people.

      A Giant Hug from me to you,

    • Lin February 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm Reply

      Thanks sooo much Denise x you’ll be happy to know that together we are knitting hats for the homeless, hats for Syrian refugees and hats for the local hospital children and baby units so I’ll be busy watching your videos xx
      I just wanted to add it is only people like us that are willing to help others. I wrote to at least 5 main wool manufacturers asking for donations or I would pay for slightly damaged wool that I could still use, only one replied with No! I explained what I was doing to a lady on ebay, she said if I could cover postage costs she would send me some wool, I did this and she sent me 4 x 100grm balls of wool which would of cost around £8 but only cost £2.50, this really does restore my faith in human beings XXX
      Keep up the good work xxxxxx

      • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm Reply

        Lin, First and foremost I am VERY happy to know that I’ve been a part of your giving. Nothing makes me happier or feeds my creativity more . THANK YOU !

  45. kelly January 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm Reply

    I just made my first hat following directions from the kit. I actually came across your page looking for pompom directions! Next step: a hat with a brim for work, then some of the great patterns you have linked. Thanks SO much!!

    • Denise Canela January 27, 2016 at 10:26 pm Reply

      You are VERY welcome Kelly – and Thanks for the Thanks – very much appreciated

  46. Cori January 18, 2016 at 8:39 am Reply


    About how many yards of yarn is needed for a hat? Thanks!

    • Denise Canela January 21, 2016 at 9:23 am Reply

      Depending on the size of the hat about 70 – 90 yards

  47. Margaret January 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Can you write it down where it becomes uneven on the line where you start the knit 2, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1. I’m just learning. Please and thanks

  48. Harriet January 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

    When making a hat, I have a diagonal line in my pattern. I’ve not been able to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm Reply

      That line is caused because the stitch located where you increase is a loose stitch. Every time you start a new row – pull on the loop – it will tighten the previous one. To better understand what I mean – Watch the video on this post for a scarf: Click Here

      If you’re still have the same issue – come back and let me know – we’ll try something different

  49. Sue Mignault. January 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Denise: I do have a quick question. If I’m knitting a hat with bulky (6) weight yarn, do I really need to do a brim? I think it would be too bulky. Haven’t started yet, so I’m just wondering.

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply

      No – but depending on the stitch and the loom size – a brimless hat is ok. But again depending on the stitch the edge will roll and create a different brim you may not want.

  50. Yolanda samu3l January 10, 2016 at 1:39 am Reply

    Thank you very informative..

  51. Sue Mignault December 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Denise: Great web-site. Really good videos. I purchased your e-book Loon Knitting Stitches – My Top Ten Volume 1 from Amazon kindle book store. I’ve joined Craftsy and downloaded your pattern for How to Loom Knit a Hat for Beginners. Going to start a hat tomorrow! Thank you for your wonderful tutorials.

    • Denise Canela December 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm Reply

      THANK you Sue ! Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

  52. Callie December 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm Reply

    I am about to close my hat that I made using your video but I have a problem! There is a stitch that I may have missed. There’s a hole in my hat. What’s the best way to fix it?

    • Denise Canela December 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm Reply

      Just thread a yarn needle with the same yarn you made the hat – then knit through the stitches – as if you were weaving in the ends- only you will know 🙂

      • Callie December 22, 2015 at 10:20 am Reply

        That’s actually what I ended up doing. My hat came out great. I did notice that there were holes in some parts of the hat that were bigger than others (mainly the bottom of the hat..the top was nice and tight). How can I fix this problem?
        Thanks again for your AMAZING videos.

  53. Billie December 5, 2015 at 9:38 am Reply

    Thank you

  54. Destiny November 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm Reply

    Hay Denise can you please make a video on how to make pointed animal ears with two colors example white on the inside and black on the outside. Thankyou.

    • Denise Canela November 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm Reply

      Won’t be for a long while – in the mean time – you can knit four ears 2 white, 2 dark – sew opposites. Here is the closes I can get you to this project: Click HERE

  55. Caren Rabie November 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Thank you very much, Denise. Much better result.

  56. Caren Rabie October 31, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply

    Is there any other way to close a hat than the drawstring method that most tutorials show? I don’t like the bulky look at the top of the hat. I would like something more tapered.

    • Denise Canela October 31, 2015 at 11:12 am Reply

      Yes – The Drawstring Bind-off – Click HERE.
      or – Decrease the crown then close – like HERE for this one – you will see the bind-off at the end

      Hope that helps

  57. Evelyn October 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Wow, what a great tutorial! Thank you for your clear & detailed instructions! Very easy to follow along. Can’t wait to master the basic hat so I can move on to a slouched hat and scarves!

  58. Destiny September 26, 2015 at 10:20 am Reply

    Thank you so much. Your videos were the only way I could learn to loom knit. Thanks for taking the time to teach. I have one question. When a pattern says knit what wrap do I use?

    • Denise Canela September 26, 2015 at 11:36 am Reply

      Wow Destiny – that question is harder then you think. There are 4 versions that I am aware. So normally designers use the the Classic knit – I always default to the U-wrap (it’s my favorite) but most beginners start with the e-wrap. Here is a post with a video tutorial on all four. It’s a quick video but it is VERY helpful: Click HERE

  59. Bernice September 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Hi! Can I use loom knit to knit a winter hat? Thank you!(:

    • Denise Canela September 22, 2015 at 11:55 pm Reply

      Yes Bernice, just use thick yarn with any pattern you like.

      • Bernice September 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm Reply

        I see! Thank you! But I can’t find the loom at my place, Singapore.. Feeling bad…

        • Denise Canela September 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm Reply

          The eBay knitting loom sellers ship worldwide. Click HERE

          • Bernice September 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm Reply

            Awwww you’re so nice! Thanks Denise! Hope that I can knit a hat successfully!:D

        • Yen September 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm Reply

          Hi Bernice, I also live in Singapore and I recently bought a set of looms at Spotlight at Plaza Singapura. They’re like at the end of the knitting section 😀

  60. […] out a detailed tutorial over at loomahat.com to get started making your own knitted winter hats. You can grab your looms at your local crafting […]

  61. Sandra J. July 31, 2015 at 10:33 pm Reply

    Thank you, thank you thank you so much! I never believed I could make anything. I gave up after 6 months of learning to knit & crochet. Getting the gauge accurate was so much easier on my loom. I made the beanie & it came out better then I thought. Of course there’s spots here & there where I messed up but not noticeable when I turned it to the other side. I love it & I appreciated that you took the time to make the video & that you were not a speed racer lol!! I was able to keep up. Looking forward to loom more of your projects…Sandra

    • Denise Canela August 4, 2015 at 9:26 am Reply

      Thank you Sandra, for taking the time to leave positive feedback. I really appreciate it !

  62. Courtney May 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Your tutorial is hands down the very BEST! Thank you so much for the time you spent making this! I have tried to learn loom knitting several times previously to no avail. Because of your video I actually made it all the way through my very first hat! It leaves a bit to be desired but I am excited to try again! I didn’t throw my loom even once HAHAHAHA! Thank you so much 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 13, 2015 at 8:25 pm Reply

      Courtney, THANKS for the thanks – very much appreciated. Next – you have to do the scarf: Click HERE.. come back and let me know how that went

  63. Samantha April 13, 2015 at 9:09 am Reply

    Hi ive just started using my long loom to make hats for friends and family and its going really well but my sister in law has now asked if i could knit a doll dress for her little girls baby annabelle doll and im totally lost, i cant find a really simply pattern anywhere ive even tried prem baby knitting patterns but they are few and far between and the ones ive found are really complicated i was wondering if you had a simple easy to follow step by step pattern that even i could follow to make a simple dress on my loom for her. Also my friend has asked if i could make a jumper for her little (very little) chihuahua im totally stuck, why cant they just have a hat and scarf and be happy with that lol any help would be greatly appreciated, i dont know where else to look and i dont want to let them down.
    thank you in advance

    • Denise Canela April 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Hi Sam, you’ve made hat – so you can make a doll dress. For a simple pattern with a video tutorial : Click HERE. For the Dog jumper – try this video: Click HERE

  64. nazir ahmad March 28, 2015 at 10:34 am Reply

    V nice good knitting

  65. Mary January 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Knit (e-Warp stitch) 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.

    ** Why do I have such a hard time doing this?? (above)

    Love your web site. You are so easy to watch.

  66. Estrellita Tuttle January 19, 2015 at 1:27 am Reply

    thank you for sharing your video……i’m not good on reading the instructions…..for me i need to see it…….you are so easy to follow…..and like the tone of your voice…..very informative too. i’ll be a first time grandma pretty soon and i would like to make baby’s hat. thank you again!

  67. Ginny January 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Best tutorial I’ve watched so far! Thank you.

  68. Ruth January 11, 2015 at 6:41 am Reply

    Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful knowledge with us. After weeks of discouragement in trying to make a hat, I finally made my first one yesterday, thanks to you and your tutorials! All the best to you!

    • Denise Canela January 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm Reply

      Thank YOU Ruth I so appreciate your kind words.
      Many Many Hugs,

  69. JT January 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Hi again Denise! I’m the one who had trouble working with two skeins (first time doing) and switched over to working with bulky. With the bulky (#5) I moved up to the yellow loom cause I figured bigger yarn, bigger loom. OMG! It’s gorgeous!!!! Am now back to working with two skeins and everything is fine. Thank you so much for your video and your guidance on how to work with a loom. Got our first snow yesterday and I proudly put on my hat and pranced around the neighborhood liked I’d been knitting all my life. Compliments were at every stop I made. Felt sooooooooo good! Thanks! JT

    • Denise Canela January 7, 2015 at 8:55 am Reply

      You are TOOOO cute…… glad I could help.

  70. JT January 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Hi Denise! Well, I tried my first hat on the loom (green) with 2 skeins (reg. worsted). I found it to be very cumbersome when doing the stitches. Now…first time doing anything is a learning project. My question is can I use a “bulky” yarn instead of 2 skeins? And which bulky would you suggest? Yes, the hat came out great….love it….but want something alittle bit easier (for me) to work with. Thansk jt

    • Denise Canela January 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm Reply

      YES , Chunky Yarn # 5 or Super Bulky (Chunky ) #6 work great and yes just 1 strand is a lot easier. Paton’s Shetland is my favorite – To see it – Click HERE

  71. Denise kaaihue December 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Thanks I hope I can do this its looks so easy..:)

  72. laurann December 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Awesome easy to follow!!! Thanks a bunch!!!

  73. Carolyn December 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I am a beginner in loom knitting. Your videos are so easy to understand. Thank you for explaining in detail and taking your time for visual learners like myself….thanks, Denise……

  74. Ken Slattery July 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm Reply

    I am a retired senior who has just taken up loom knitting, needing something to do that did not require a large cash outlay for tools and materials. I need some help. I am doing the circle knit stitch and do not know if I am doing something wrong, or this is the way the knitting should go. i have read and watched a lot of tutorials and still have my doubts. Here is my problem…as iI do the circle knitting the “knit over loop” continues to increase in size as I go along. I do not think that is right. Is it supposed to do that? If not what do you think I am doing wrong? I would appreciate any help you could pass along, or any place I could get an answer. Thanking you in advance, and sitting here frustrated in Arizona…..Ken S.

    • Denise Canela September 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Reply

      Hi Ken, sorry for the delay in responding I’ve been ill for a bit. Just trying to catch up.

      You are knitting correctly if the project is increasing in size. When you finish the hat the knitting will contract and be a normal size. Now depending on the size of your loom (not necessarily the number pegs) it will be for an adult or child. Are you using a Knifty Knitter or something like it? If yes, use my size chart to know which loom to use : Click Here

  75. laura May 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm Reply

    I am making my first beanie style hat on a round loom and am confused as to what to do with the small strand of yarn that I initially connected to my round loom with. I did not do a brim. Help please! 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm Reply

      Laura, best thing to do is to get a crochet hook and weave that thread up into the inside (wrong side) of the hat.

  76. Anna May 28, 2014 at 1:38 am Reply

    Wow, I liked the videos on making hats, am not as good as I had seen in the videos, but Im sure I can pick up those ideas on how to do them!! Great patterns! 🙂

  77. Jenni January 11, 2014 at 11:42 pm Reply

    I just finished my very first hat!!! It fits a little snug, but the length is perfect. I used the green Knifty Knitter loom and the yarn I used is Red Heart with Love in Pewter and in Waterlily. I am so proud, and it was the most fun craft I’ve ever tried. I’m ready to make a matching scarf now! Well, I need to sleep and go to church in the morning, but as soon as I get home, I’m starting my scarf!

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply

      Hi Jenni, first of all congrats on your blog. Went for a peek – was there for an hour. Now I feel like we’re friends. Yes the internet is a pit we fall into to often. It keeps us from answering questions we get on our blogs. :). Anyway, I can say that I enjoyed myself. You are soooo real, love to hear that other folks with teenagers have regular homes with disaster areas. The movie and books reviews were GREAT.
      Now to your hats, CONGRATS! Don’t be afraid of using the big KK yellow loom for hats. It looks scary big – but it does fit regular folk. See the Slouchy Hat post. That hat was made with an extra large loom. This is a good one to make for your kids. They’ll rise up and call you Blessed. : ).. thought you’d like that. Please send pics!

  78. Missy January 2, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    I bought the round loom kit and the scarf loom for my 11 yr old granddaughter for Christmas, she loves the child activity sets, so I bought these instead of the toy loom. She left them with me to try first, lol, I was intimidated at first but after having to redo the first 2 rows a couple of times (too tight) I got the hang if it and she may not get these back. I just wanted to tell you thanks for the easy way you teach this in the video and I hope to make lots and lots of these. Again thank you

    • Denise Canela January 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm Reply

      You are VERY welcome Missy. Thanks sooooooooo much for all your kind words. They mean ALOT to me.

  79. Michelle December 21, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply

    Thank you so much for all the time you have spent creating these awesome videos and directions!

  80. marilyn huck October 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm Reply

    those minion hats are cuite

  81. Kim Vargas February 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm Reply

    What size loom do you generally use for adult female? The large looks huge…

    • Denise Cenela February 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm Reply

      I know it does :)… But it really depends on the style of hat you plan to make and do you want it long / short, tight or loose. Also make note of the fact that although women tend to be smaller then men – we have more hair. I do use the large yellow for my bucket hats.By-the-way, my twelve year old wears them. Those are the ones you see a lot on this site. Go to the video page and you will see two of them. The green loom makes tight fit hats for adults – like the beanies. Hope that helps

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