The loom knit hat pattern for the Belt Loop Hat is now FREE for personal use only. It is a simple yet elegant knit hat. There is a hint of the Roaring Twenties. The key to this hat is to use two different types of yarn. One that is bulky and a bit rough and one that is smooth and silky.
Scroll down to see the HIS version as well as a slouchy version of the hat. For the Flower Pattern (Made with 24-Peg Loom ) : Click Here
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Loom Knit Hat – Belt Loop Pattern #201306
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A Trick I Used
It’s difficult for me to stay on track. I have mild ADD. Anything that pops into my head takes precedence over what ever I’m doing or suppose to be doing. I have to use tools that let me know where I left off.
I used these white replacement pegs to keep up with my pattern. I knitted on green and purled on white.
I wrote a short article on these little guys: Click Here
Yarn Note: Must get yarns with different textures to get the loopy look for the purl stitch.
Below is what I used
…. Caron: Simply Soft – Medium 4 – Black
…. Lion Brand: Vanna’s Choice – Medium 4 Grey Marble
Loom: I used Knifty Knitter 36-Peg green round loom – But the next step higher is a better choice for an adult. Especially if you want to tidy up the loose yarn on the reverse side.
A Stitch Counter
It’s a good idea to use a stitch counter. If you are like me I often get distracted by my kids or just regular everyday task. This little $2 (with Free Shipping) tool helps me stay on track. I Love It! I did a product review, to read it Click Here
I could use an iPhone app – but I don’t want to mess with my $600 phone.
For more information on this product Click Here .
Knitting Instructions: Note that this Pattern was Updated in 2014
Start with the smooth textured yarn. Use two strands of yarn as if they were one. Wrap all your pegs.
Brim : Garter Stitch
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Note: Do more rows if you want a wider Garter Stitch Border. You can even do as much as double and go up to 12 rows.
Hat Belt: Double Rib Stitch
Note: Use the smooth yarn when you knit and the rough textured yarn when you purl. Always take your working yarn behind the pegs and pull it hard when you switch colors.
Rows 7 – 9: ( Main Color – Smooth ) Knit 2, Purl 2 until the end of the round
Rows 10 -16: Knit 2 pegs with smooth yarn , Purl 2 pegs with rough yarn. Repeat pattern til end of round.
Top of the Hat: Knit Stitch
Rows 17 – ? See Notes Below: Knit to desired length ( about 4 – 6 rows for every inch depending on your yarn and loom).
Note: Most children would be between 26 – 28 rows using the 36-peg round loom.
Most adult hats for men or women would be 31 – 40 rows using the 36-peg round loom.
You can also use the 41- peg large round loom.
The 40 rows will give you more of a slightly slouchy look then the 32 rows.
Close the Hat
I used the Gathering Method.
Here is a Really Great Way to close your hat by Jeannie Phillips: Click Here
The Flower Pattern : Click Here
Here is the hat minus the flower. You can also add a round Belt Buckle to really give it a belt look or even a feather. This can also be the HIS version. If making this hat for a man – use the 41-peg loom.
Sky is the limit.