Loom Knit Hat – The Belt Loop Hat

Loom-Knit-hatLoom Knit Hat: Belt Loop

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

 

I hope you like this pattern. If you use it PLEASE send pictures to share here and consider making some for donation.

Loom Knit Hat – Belt Loop Pattern #201306

 

The Supplies

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

Purple-Baby-yarn

Worsted
Weight
Yarn

Loom hat belt loop

Yarn Hook

Sharp Scissors

Loom a Hat

36-Peg
or 41-Peg
Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loom knit hat

Replacement
Pegs

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.

 

Loom Knit Hat

4 Digit Counter

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 .

 

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The Pattern


Knitting Instructions: Note that this Pattern was Updated in 2014

Stitches: Knit (e-wrap) , Purl ( for a Video Tutorial of knit and purl Click Here )

Start with the smooth textured yarn. Use two strands of yarn as if they were one. Wrap all your pegs.

Loom Knit Hat

Thank You Jennifer Hoid for Sharing this Beautiful Pic.

Brim : Garter Stitch

 

Row 1: knit stitch
Row 2: purl stitch
Row 3: knit stitch
Row 4: purl stitch
Row 5: knit stitch
Row 6: purl stitch

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: 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 in Black Only: Knit 2 pegs, Purl 2 pegs 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.

Rows 17 – ? knit (e-wrap stitch)  to desired length ( about 4 – 6 rows for every inch depending on your yarn and loom).

 

Loom Knit Hat Belt Loop

40 Rows – Slouchy Version

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. Remember that the higher the number of rows the wider the hat even if you use the same loom.

The 40 rows will give you more of a slightly slouchy look then the 32 rows.

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Close the Hat

I used the Gathering Method.

Here is a Really Great Way to close your hat by Jeannie Phillips: Click Here

 

HIS Belt Loop Hat

 Loom-Knit-HatLoom Knit Hat: No Flower

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.

The Flower on the above picture : Click Here

 

 

 

Loom Knit Hat – Belt Loop Video

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Comments: 36

  1. Maci Reed September 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Hi, I just have a question about doing the double rib stitch on a 41 peg loom. Since you’re supposed to knit two pegs, purl two pegs, etc, what do I do about the odd number?

    • Denise Canela September 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

      Hi Maci,
      I usually knit the peg.
      Hope that helps,
      denise

  2. Maggie September 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm Reply

    Thanks for the pattern. Can’t wait to give this try. Modern flapper- Love it!

  3. Ramona Gerber May 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply

    How do I get a printed version of the pattern for the Belt Loop hat? I see you posted them above but I want to print & share. I use an iPad.

    • Denise Canela May 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm Reply

      Hi Ramona – I don’t create pdf versions of my patterns. Sorry – long story. You will have to print the page. I also use an iPad and you can just copy and paste on the note pad.
      denise

  4. Dot Jones May 18, 2014 at 2:05 am Reply

    Hi Denise, Can you please tell me the type of yarn you used to make the Belt Loop Hat, I see where you show that the hat has a lot of stretch…Would like to purchase this type of yarn…Love All That You Do…Awesome!!! Thanks

    • Denise Canela May 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm Reply

      Hi Dot, soooo sorry for the delay. Here are the two yarns I used …. Caron: Simply Soft – Medium 4 – Black and …. Lion Brand: Vanna’s Choice – Medium 4 Grey Marble. Remember that it’s important to use two different textures – one smooth and one a bit rough. Its what gives the belt part that buffy look.
      Hope that helps
      denise

  5. Terri January 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Hi Denise,

    I think I have done something wrong with the Purl stitches. I didn’t use the working yarn for the purl rows I used the bottom layer of stitches on the peg. Is that wrong ? Should I have been using the working yarn to Purl?

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

      Hi Terri! So glad you’re taking on this project. This is a really cute hat and the one that seems to be everybody’s favorite. I’m doing a video right now.. have to finish the last parts in order to upload it to my YouTube Channel. I was hoping to have it for this weekend. Well, as to your question – the answer is that you don’t use the bottom layer of stitches for this project. That is done when you are folding the knitting for that type of brim. Here is an example of that brim: Click Here. This hat is different. Hope that answered your question. If not let me know I will detail more.
      denise

  6. Leigh-Ann January 11, 2014 at 2:36 am Reply

    Is there a video for this particular hat pattern?

    • Denise Canela January 11, 2014 at 10:15 am Reply

      Will be by the end of this month. Maybe sooner.
      denise

  7. Sabrina November 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Hello. Did you sew down the loops with a sewing machine or with a yarn needle and yarn?

    • Denise Canela November 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm Reply

      I used a crochet hook to wrap the strings one by one together and than a yarn needle to secure the loops down. I promised to make the video – it’s just been a bit hectic but I hope to come through with the promise sooooon

  8. diane November 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reply

    your site is amazing learn to your hats i do loom hats just plain and simple
    i guess i have more learning to do and more samples to make to learn before i start the real loom hat
    thank you for your wonderful site

    • Denise Canela November 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

      Thank YOU Diane. Take your time – enjoy your knitting journey one step at a time.
      denise

  9. kelly steward November 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm Reply

    This hat turned out awesome…I would love to post a picture but I am not sure how to do this however I think the directions were perfect and easy enough for even new knitters:D

    • Denise Canela November 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm Reply

      Thank YOU Kelly for your kind words. I appreciate them more then you can imagine.
      denise

  10. Cyndi October 23, 2013 at 8:52 pm Reply

    When you start the two different colors do you cut and tie the yarn? I am a little lost with the two colors.

    • Denise Cenela October 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm Reply

      Hi Cyndi, no I don’t cut the yarn. I just stretch the yarn over. I have been getting a lot of questions about this hat. Promise to do a video soon.

  11. Betty October 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply

    I just finished the belt loop hat, love it! Not perfect but not bad for my first hat on the loom. Would post a photo but don’t know how. Thanks again! It was fun to make :)

  12. shilpa October 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I knitted this hat yesterday. Loved it. I think I did some mistake on the first round after the color is changed because the light color is visible. But overall, I still love this hat very much. Thanks a lot. Here is my hat http://artcampus.aayisrecipes.com/2013/10/15/belt-loop-hat/

    • Denise Cenela October 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm Reply

      Love the color combination. Thanks so much for sharing !

  13. Erika October 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm Reply

    Do you have the pattern for the Orange hat?

    • Denise Cenela October 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

      Hi Erika, The orange hat is just a regular loom knit hat made using the e-wrap .. for the pattern : Click Here .. for the Flower Pattern : Click Here

  14. Brittany October 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply

    on the belt part of the hat do u cut and tie the second color to the black or do u just leave them separate?

    • Denise Cenela October 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm Reply

      Hi Brittany, first- sorry for the delay in response.
      About the change of color. I don’t cut through-out the knitting. Once the yarn is cast-on I just grab the next color and take it to the necessary peg. Unfortunately, that leaves loose fibers inside the hat. I tie these fibers in blocks and then sew them to the hat. Just tidy-up the strings.

      A bit hard to give you a good verbal visual on this. I hope to create a video before the December holiday season and explain this pattern – the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s a pretty hat and worth the extra time. Stay tuned.
      denise

  15. Brittany October 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm Reply

    for the part where u do the belt do u cut the yarn and tie it to the black or do u just leave them separate?

  16. Caitlyn August 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I am wanting to make this for a friend for her baby shower and I was wondering how to make the flower. I don’t have a flower loom and I was wondering if I need it to make the flower. I do have the 4 loom set though and was wondering if I can use the smallest loom to make the flower.
    Thanks

    • Denise Cenela August 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply

      Hi Caitlyn, you don’t need the flower loom to make the flower. In fact the orange hat on this link has a flower made with at small 24-peg loom. http://www.loomahat.com/how-to-loom-knit-a-flower . You can use any size round loom – it’s just a matter of how big do you want to make the flower. Hope that helps. :)
      denise

      • Anonymous September 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm Reply

        Thank you so much for the link. It was defiantly helpful. I am almost done with the hat so then it will be onto the flower and I will post pictures. =)

  17. Nikol August 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    Okay, that is what I ended up doing, I just wasn’t sure if it was quite right! I ended up using Jeannie Phillips’ way of closing the top, but used the same color as the “belt.” It ended up looking really neat for a kid’s hat!

    • Denise Cenela August 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Glad it worked for you Nikol ! – and Jeannie’s technique IS awesome.

  18. Nikol August 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Really cute hat! I am still learning, so I wasn’t quite sure, but when you are working on rows 7-12 with the alternating colors, do you stop each color and tie them off like you would if you had run out of yarn every 2 pegs or do you just loop the working yarn that you aren’t using behind the pegs? I tried looping it behind the pegs and the outside of the hat looks great, but the inside looks sort of like it would be easy to snag by accident.

    Thanks!

    • Denise Cenela August 24, 2013 at 10:58 am Reply

      Hey Nikol, If you cut and change colors.. it would be a better finish but it would be A LOT of work. I know what you mean about the inside of the hat. My solution was to sew a few straight lines on the loose loops from the inside of the hat once the hat was finished. It flattens the loops and contains them so they’re less likely to snag. Not sure if you can picture what I’m saying?

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