Loom Size Chart: Recommended Rows for Loom Knit Hats and Other Helpful Information:
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 thick yarn or 2 strands of light or medium weight yarn and No Brim.
Chart Update: 10/2014
For a Folded Brim you may 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|
|Baby - 1 yr.||18 in / 46 cm||Md 31 Pegs||7 in||33-37|
|Toddler||21 in / 53 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||7 in||25-30|
|Tweens & Teens||22 in / 56 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||8 in||34-38|
|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||38-45|
Please READ Chart Description. This is different from the chart above.
Note: The baby hat in the picture is actually brimless (rolled brim). If you loom the hat using the e-wrap stitch the bottom will curl-up automatically creating what looks like a brim without the harshness of extra knitting. Video tutorial below.
Baby Hat Size Chart
Assumes that knitter is using the recommended 24 peg loom, Baby soft - worsted weight yarn, knitting with two strands of yarn as one.
Length of Hat
|>1 lb||4 - 4 1/2||3 inches||12|
|1-3 lbs||8 1/2 - 9||3.5 - 4 in||13 - 16|
|3-5 lbs||11 - 11 1/2||4 - 5 in||16 - 20|
|6-8 lbs||12 -12 1/2||5 - 5.5 in||20 - 22|
|9-11 lbs||13 -14||6||24|
How Many Rows ? – Your Customized Answer
Personally, I mostly use the Knifty Knitter brand of looms but this guide will work with any brand like Boye Brand or Darice . The key is to make note of the size and the number of pegs on your looms and not concern yourself with the color. Different brands use different colors to distinguish themselves. Some stores like Michael’s has a generic store brand. There are also handmade and specialty looms. Again, don’t get caught in a lot of hype, find out how many pegs are on the round loom then see the Loom Size chart and find the one closes in size.
The guide goes from the smallest to the largest. It’s good to know ahead of time that the small loom may seem to small and the extra-large much to large for a normal human head – but I have made hundreds of these loom knit hats and this guide has worked for me every time.
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SMALL LOOM: Average Size 5 Inches in Diameter 24-Pegs
- Knifty Knitter Brand : Blue Loom ( 24-Pegs )
- Boye Brand: Green Loom ( 24-Pegs )
- Darice Brand: Blue Loom ( 24-Pegs )
- Loope & Threads: Green Loom ( 24-Pegs )
Used for: Premature / Newborn Babies
This loom is the perfect size to make adult socks.
MEDIUM LOOM: Average Size 7 Inches in Diameter 31-Pegs
- Knifty Knitter Brand : Red Loom ( 31-Pegs )
- Boye Brand: Blue Loom ( 30-Pegs )
- Darice Brand: Green Loom ( 31-Pegs )
- Loope & Threads: Purple Loom ( 31-Peg )
Used for: Baby / Small Toddlers ( 2-years old and Under )
Also uses for Little purses and Newborn Baby Cocoons
LARGE LOOM: Average Size 9 Inches in Diameter 36-Pegs
- Knifty Knitter Brand : Green Loom ( 36-Peg )
- Boye Brand: Orange Loom ( 36-Peg )
- Darice Brand: Orange Loom ( 36-Peg )
- Loope & Threads: Orange Loom ( 36-Peg )
Used for: Toddlers / Teenagers / Average Adults
Also used for Baby cocoons, Purses and Shoe pouches ( small feet)
EXTRA LARGE LOOM Average Size 11 Inches in Diameter 41-Pegs
- Knifty Knitter Brand : Yellow Loom ( 41-Pegs )
- Boye Brand: Pink Loom ( 40-Pegs )
- Darice Brand: Pink Loom ( 41 Pegs)
- Loops & Threads: Pink Loom ( 41-Pegs )
Used for: Large Adults / Adults with bucket style hats / Slouchy hats
Also used for : Extra Large Hats, Slouchy Hats, Shawls, Blankets
If you’ve been asking yourself, “Whats the right size loom for ..….? “ I hope this guide helped to answer your question. Finding the right size loom before starting your knit hat project is important. You don’t want to be done before you figure out that Grammy really did need her knit hat made with an Extra Large yellow loom, not because she has a big head – but because she has long hair. You defiantly don’t want to go wrong on those preemie knit hats you promised your local hospital. Those little hats should fit snug and for that project you need to know that the Small Blue loom is the right size for that project of Love.
Loom Size Chart does not include the Flower Loom or the Spool Loom. Simply because they are used make appliques and other projects not to make Hats you or I would wear. You can however, use the Flower Loom for some doll hats. For larger dolls like American Girl you would use the small 24-peg loom.
You can visit the Projects page on this site for some ideas. And, don’t be shy to share your thoughts here on this page about the information or whatever you fancy. You are free to move about site.
Questions we hope we answered with this article: Please let us know if you have an unanswered question
* Loom Size
* How wide is the brim
Here is the Video to Learn How to Loom Hat from Start to Finish