Loom Size / Hat Size

Loom Size

 Loom Size Chart:  Recommended Rows for Loom Knit Hats and Other Helpful Information:

Loom Size

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Loom size chart is for circle looms . You can use a square loom to make hats but this website for now is focused on the round loom.

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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


Loom Size  Baby Hat Size Chart

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, the e-Wrap knit stitch, Baby soft - worsted weight yarn and knitting with two strands of yarn as one.
Length of HatNumber
of Rows
>1 lb4 - 4 1/23 inches12
1-3 lbs8 1/2 - 9
3.5 - 4 in13 - 16
3-5 lbs11 - 11 1/24 - 5 in16 - 20
6-8 lbs12 -12 1/25 - 5.5 in20 - 22
9-11 lbs13 -14 6 24

How Many Rows ? – Your Customized Answer

Here is the Best Answer…

We don’t ALWAYS use the same yarn, the same loom, or the same number of strands. A generic size chart is NOT the best way to go. For a Custom Sizing Formula: Click Here


 Loom SizeChoose The Right Loom Size

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.


Looms : Knifty Knitter,  Boye , Darice


Product Review of the Boye Loom Set: Click Here

Product Review of the Darice Loom Set: Click Here

Product Review of the Knifty Knitter Set: Click Here



Loom size

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.


Loom Size

 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


Loom size

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)


Loom Size

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

Video: Pick the Right Loom Size



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 sizeOther Looms on the site

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

* How Many Rows

* Loom Size

* How wide is the brim

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Comments: 232

  1. Ann November 13, 2017 at 5:28 am Reply

    Were can I buy a knitting loom for a adult hat size with 36pegs or more

    • Denise Canela November 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply

      Hi Ann, peg count does not really give you hat size – this chart is meant to be used the massed produced plastic looms. I suggest the post and video: Click HERE

  2. MARY November 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply


  3. Lydia Whetstone October 7, 2017 at 1:37 am Reply

    Thank you. Finally after hours of searching I finally found what I was looking for. I have found though different yarn means different loom sizes. So I had to adjust my chart. But this one is the most accurate. Im finally at peace.

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply

      Hi Lydia – I’m happy that my information is helpful – I do recommend watching this video: Click HERE

  4. Thomas September 19, 2017 at 4:50 am Reply

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 jvese

  5. Cynthia Etheridge-Coleman August 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Hi Denise it mean to “block” do the pattern is more visable?

    • Denise Canela August 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

      Hi Cynthia – when you block the project the yarn “settles” and yes the stitch pattern is more visable.

  6. maggie pettigrew August 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm Reply

    hi denise im new to looming and to your site. so easy to follow.I would like to make doll hats for fashion and 18 inch doll.Can you suggest loom size and yarn Thanks from canada and maggie

    • Denise Canela August 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply

      Hi Maggie, I have not tried a pattern for that size doll as of yet but I will tell you that it really depends on the project. Scarves can be done on any loom – hats should be fine on the 31-peg- you can use the 36-peg for dresses. I would use medium #4 weight yarn.

  7. Terri Zinser July 30, 2017 at 11:48 am Reply

    Great tutorial videos. Unlimited information given on website.

  8. Jenny July 27, 2017 at 11:20 am Reply

    Your instructions and info are very helpful and I appreciate their thoroughness! One bit of information that I cannot find anywhere is the yarn requirement…approximate length (yards) required for the various sized projects. This would be very helpful to me because I am using leftovers and don”t want to work 3/4 of a hat and run out.

    Any info you can shed on the subject is appreciated. Thanks.

    • Denise Canela August 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

      Hi Jenny, thanks for the kinds words. I really appreciate it. As for your question, that really depends on the pattern. For example the garter stitch scarf uses over 400 yards of yarn – but that is because I’m using 2 strands of yarn held together. In other words – look for a pattern that includes that information and that would be loads better then a generic answer.

  9. Kathie July 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Hi Denise!!! Got a slight problem. Between my last stitch and second to last stitch, I have a large space. I don’t know if I am knitting too tight or not knitting tight enough. I have tried to wrap the last 2 stitches a little looser to see if that helps. Will blocking help with this problem? Love your site. It’s the best!!!!!!

  10. Cynthia Etheridge-Coleman July 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Hi Denise, I started looking about a month ago and I love it! You do the absolute best tutorials. You don’t over explain to the point of confusion. Thank you! Thank you for sharing the bar chart, this is so very helpful. 😊
    Enjoying the loom life,

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

      Thank you Cynthia for ALL the kind words – I soooooooooooooo appreciate it !!!!

  11. Kathie June 9, 2017 at 7:40 am Reply

    I love, love, love this site!!!!! I’m on here at least once a day. Keep up the good work!!!!

  12. AngelaAmperrin13@gmail.com May 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Hi Denise, thank you so much for your excellent tutorials. I don’t have a “crafty” bone in my body but I desperately wanted to learn to knit. With that said, I bought a loom set and several balls of yarn and goggles for a beginner instructions. You videos are clean, concise and even a novice like me was able to lean basis knitting. So far, I’ve loomed 6 hats and optimistically hoping to make matching scarves. I haven’t been very successful yet with the scarves as they curl up during the project and is just not a good look. I’m hoping to loom 100 hats for my church homeless drive by Christmas. Wish me luck! I’m having a blast trying. Thank you, thank you!!

    • Denise Canela June 9, 2017 at 11:16 pm Reply

      Angela -sooooooo happy to know that you’re using my lesson to give – LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT – thank you for taking the time to let me know. What a gift. As for the curling scarf – try this one: Click HERE

  13. Jill Tomscha March 26, 2017 at 7:43 am Reply

    I am wanting to make child size socks with a round loom for 6-8 year olds. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Denise Canela April 2, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply

      Hi Jill depending on the child’s foot size you could use a 24-peg just choose a tighter knit stitch (Uwrap) and me do a rib stitch for more stretch

  14. Tina March 25, 2017 at 1:14 am Reply

    Hi Denise
    First I’d like to say I love your video! I successfully made my first hat! Thank you for making it easy!
    Second I am wondering how I might get a 19-19 1/2″ hat. I’m using loops and thread orange 36 peg loom and it seems like it’s too big but the 31 peg loom is too small. I’m using 2 strands of red heart super saver yarn. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Tina March 25, 2017 at 1:22 am Reply

      For the record, I plan on sewing puppy ears on this particular hat, so I’m not sure if that will make a difference.

    • Denise Canela April 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply

      Tina – is this for a child?

  15. Roxanne Cann February 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

    I just made my first hat and it turned out great but hook is hurting my fingers, I saw your hook was wrapped in something will it help?

    • Denise Canela March 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm Reply

      Yes Roxanne – Big time – here is the post: Click HERE

    • Laura April 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm Reply

      Roxanne, I had the same issue and I put on one of the rubber things you put on pencils. Works GREAT!

  16. Bertiemae. February 4, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

    Won’t an uneven amount of pegs on a round loom mess up the pattern on a two tone hat?

  17. lori February 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Are the pegs on every different size loom the same size? For example, are the pegs on the 5″ loom the same size as the pegs on the 9″ loom? My honey is making looms for me and he would like to know. I have a 41 peg loom and he’s going to make the three smaller looms, but he is obsessing over the actual peg size, should he be? Thanks for your help and I love your tutorials!

    • Denise Canela February 4, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

      If you mean like the Knifty Knitter or Boye – yes the pegs are actually the same size on all 4 looms

  18. Mandy February 1, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply

    I’m knitting a baby security blanket as a flat panel on a 41 peg loom. When I measure around I see 34″. I’m just not sure if that is what my actual width will be on my finished project when I bind off. Is there a formula to figure the width? Thanks so much!

    • Denise Canela February 2, 2017 at 11:18 pm Reply

      Mandy – size depends as much on the stitch as it does on the size of the loom. To figure out the size of a finish pattern you would need to make a swatch.

      This may be a helpful video: Click HERE

  19. Kelsey January 26, 2017 at 11:09 am Reply

    I made a hat from the 36 loom and it only made a baby hat and then I made one with the 51 loom and it made one at 10 inches for a child. I don’t understand the chart how can a 36 peg loom make an adult hat?

    • Denise Canela January 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm Reply

      Here is good resource: Click HERE

    • patricia Greenwood March 22, 2017 at 2:54 am Reply

      It’s the amount of lines you do

  20. Emma January 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Love the site but could you put som category for images of your hats and creatings

    • Denise Canela January 25, 2017 at 10:01 pm Reply

      Emma, there is a search button on the top right hand side of the website – just type what you’re looking for – it works well or ask me in any comment section. If you do a Google search for loom knitting images and type the item you will see my images – they are all labeled with meta data

  21. Gayle January 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm Reply

    i am making hats for preemies on the 12 peg flower loom.
    I am wondering if there a loom the same size but with more pegs closer together.
    Not sure if i am explaining this clearly, sorry.

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2017 at 12:05 am Reply

      Yes there is – thanks for bringing this up Gayle – I need to add this to my subjects for 2017 – So here is the loom : http://amzn.to/2jOpkaF . Also if you have the 24-peg and use the U-wrap in a rib stitch hat it will work just as well for a regular preemie – if you mean micro preemies then you need the flower loom. I will try to add it to my video for next week – God willing.

  22. mary January 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Hi, sorry if this has been asked already. When measuring length before you bind off, do you measure from the brim of the hat (so opening to closing,) Or do you measure from the top of the brim (don’t include the brim in measurement.)

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply

      Hi Mary – yes length includes brim

      • mary January 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm Reply

        Thank you

  23. Arcel Robertson January 14, 2017 at 6:18 am Reply

    Is there a particular size of yarn to use for loom knitting?

    • Denise Canela January 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm Reply

      No – you can use ANY size it really depends on the design. Some patterns need Super bulky some will work with sport.

  24. Naomi Merrill January 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    I’m wondering why my loom knit hat doesn’t stretch at all? Is this just the nature of loom knitting?

    • Denise Canela January 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm Reply

      Naomi – the eWrap knit has that issue – here is a rib stitch hat with lots of stretch: Click HERE

  25. Courtney January 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm Reply

    my hat came out to small I don’t know what I did wrong. I also had trouble attaching a pom pom to the top.

    • Denise Canela January 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm Reply

      Courtney – it could be a number of things – your loom was to small – your yarn to thick, your stitches – hard to tell.

      • Courtney January 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

        Thanks I think it was my yarn?

  26. Amanda December 28, 2016 at 10:45 pm Reply

    Denise!! You did a wonderful job with your tutorial for beginners!!!! You have a very soft spoken way of explaining steps and it was so easy to follow along!! Thank you for your work!! I made my first hat within a few hours! 🙂 I’m excited to make my next one with more muscle memory so it’ll go quicker! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you!

    • Denise Canela December 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm Reply

      Thank you Amanda – Glad I could help you make your first hat. Let me know how the next one works out. Here is one my favorite pattern – there is a video for the pattern. I think you’ll like it too : The Spiral Hat

  27. Rose Hess December 14, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply

    Hi! Sorry if already asked but I couldn’t bring myself to read all these replies. Lol when counting rows for length do you count the brim? For example I knit 20, fold over and make a brim 10 long. Do those 10 count toward the row count on your chart above or in addition to? Tia!

    • Denise Canela December 15, 2016 at 9:49 pm Reply

      Hi Tia – there are 171 comments on this page today and that is not counting yours and mine so I don’t blame you at all for not reading them. Not to worry – I’m happy to answer you. The chart does not include a brim. Who are you trying to make a hat for?

  28. Heather December 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm Reply

    I was using a 24 peg to make baby hat. My hat came out extra small. I used 2 strands of bulky #3 for babies. Should I of only used 1 strand?

    • Denise Canela December 8, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

      Heather – I don’t know of any yarn that is bulky #3 plus there are many different “types of yarn” – specialty yarns will say chunky and they really are not. Hard to say. The stitch also has a lot to do with the size of the finished product – See THIS. I would suggest finding a pattern.

  29. Cheryl Benefield November 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm Reply

    tk you

  30. Molly November 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply

    How much yarn do you for an adult hat using bulky (5) yarn?

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2016 at 11:13 pm Reply

      Hi Molly so sorry for the delay in responding – plus you wont like my answer – but the honest truth is that it depends on the pattern. Some stitches take more yardage then others

  31. fiona October 27, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

    hi Denise
    Thanks for showing how to do loom knitting in the video above. Excellent video teaching beginners. I am just starting with this loom knitting. Has a 41 peg circular loom, so looking to see what I can do with it and how to make an infintiy scarf.

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

      Hi Fiona, Yes you can make an infinity scarf on a 41 peg loom. I don’t have a pattern or video – just do a Google search – I’m sure that someone has.

  32. Donna October 27, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply

    I am a nursery nurse and make hats for our newborns…..here’s my problem. …I am using the 24 peg loom which works for most babies but not all…the 31 peg loom is too big…any chance someone make an in between size????

    • Denise Canela October 27, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply

      Hi Donna, what stitch are you using?

    • Tricksie January 7, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

      Denise, I was told by a preemie nurse to make a smaller size than the 24 peg…what to do?? So I went and bought the flower loom! I made several “samples” for her to test on the real small preemies…..she picked 3 sizes …2 were the flower loom! To make the “Tiniest” size make 5 rows, (I use the rolled brim, so row 6 is the “sealing” of the tail into the brim), then I make 4 more rows and close it up…..
      To make the “smallest” size I again use the flower loom,make 5 rows , then again on the 6th row make the brim….make an additional 7 rows, then bind off.

      To make the larger preemie cap, use the blue loom, make 6 rows, the 7th row makes the brim,make 14 additional rows, then finish off.

      Out of the 8 samples I made for her, these were the 3 that she loved and got the most use out of! Hope my note helps you and others wanting to help these precious preemies.

      • Denise Canela January 8, 2017 at 9:45 am Reply

        Tricksie – THANK YOU for this information ! This is great for the micro preemies. I heard much the same. I will plan on a post this year. Can you tell me which flower loom (brand) did you use.

  33. Sandi October 20, 2016 at 1:21 am Reply

    Wonderful site ! Thanks !

  34. Kristina October 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm Reply

    Hi! I want to ask you some questions about CinDwood Loom. I” looking into getting the 1/2 inch gauge looms and I wondered if you had that set of looms, what you have been able to make with them, and how many strands of yarn you use. Thank you and I love your videos!

    • Denise Canela October 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply

      Yes I have several of the 1/2 gauge. I haven’t made to many things – mostly because of lack of time. I try to work on designs and patterns when I can for this website. The average loom knitter doesn’t own a Cindwood loom so I mostly use the mass produced large gauge loom and prefers quick projects. But 1/2 is great – you can use 1 strand and the stitches turn out beautiful.

  35. cathy October 1, 2016 at 2:15 am Reply

    hey denise…i just got the kb hat loom 4 in one…will the length still be similar to your chart…worsted and 1 strand red heart very stretchy =)

    • Denise Canela October 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm Reply

      It might on the large gauge setting – using the e-wrap – but not a good idea

  36. Alison August 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Hi Denise, I love your site and I’m quite new to loom knitting. I have the Knifty Knitter set and have made most of my hats with the 41 peg (mostly seed stitch or basic knit). I just bought a loom knitting book that has several fun patterns (including cable) for hats but in every pattern it says to use a 40 peg round loom. Firstly, I can’t seem to find a 40 peg round loom, but my biggest question is, will using a 41 peg loom mess up the patterns? I really want to give some of these patterns a try but I noticed that (by trial and error) the seed stitch seems to only work on an odd number of pegs, so I am worried that none of the patterns in this book will work if you have to have an even number or pegs. I would very much appreciate your advice. ps. I find the 36 peg loom just too small for adult hats. Thank you.

    • Denise Canela August 13, 2016 at 11:00 pm Reply

      Alison, CinDwood – has an even number loom and Boye – but I don’t like that brand to much. Here is a link: Click HERE

      Hey – enter the giveaway for the 48-peg Loom: Click HERE

    • Leticia October 14, 2016 at 8:49 am Reply

      Am on the opposite side, i can’t find a 41 peg loom.

  37. Valerie August 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I have the KB all in one loom. Im not sure how to size making hats because its a closer gauge than the round looms. Have you used this loom? I know peg count wont be the same for hats. I could use some advice.

    • Denise Canela August 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm Reply

      I would suggest going to the manufacturer for patterns

  38. Michelle Merefield August 6, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply

    I just started loom knitting. I purchased a long loom with 26 pegs. What patterns can I make with it? I would like to make a slouchy hat. I fear this is too small a loom for an adult size hat.

    • Denise Canela August 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

      Yep – way to small. What brand is it? Better to pay attention to the base size then the peg count. If it’s between 5-6 inches in diameter it may be able to replace the 24-peg loom for socks, toys and skinny scarfs. Hats – think more like newborn.

  39. Kelli June 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm Reply

    Yes, I have the 41 peg loom and I made the hat—it is just too big for her…..
    Thanks for your help.

  40. Kelli June 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

    Hi there,
    I am making a spiral heart hat for my granddaughter.. I have all the looms and the 36 peg loom is the one I am using. To make the spiral an odd number of pegs must be used. Can I remove a peg from the 36 loom (35) and have it look right or will there be a huge gap in there?

    • Denise Canela June 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm Reply

      Oh yea – won’t be pretty. Where I respond to your comments is not the page – so I can’t view it but On the page there is a pattern for the 40 peg – you can follow that pattern and you won’t have to mess with your loom.

  41. SBright June 10, 2016 at 4:51 am Reply

    I used a 31 peg loom to make a hat for myself because I have a really tiny head. 36 should work for everyone else though.

  42. Lizzie April 26, 2016 at 2:03 am Reply

    Hi Denise,
    I usually use 8 ply yarn for all of your videos. I have found that doubling it up often makes it stiff. I have 10 ply yarn, does this make it heavier? or is it better for beanies?

    • Denise Canela April 26, 2016 at 7:05 am Reply

      Thicker doesn’t always mean heavier and what makes the beanie better is really a matter of personal preference. I live in Florida – thicker is not better in my world. 🙂

      Here is a beanie I like a lot and it’s made with think yarn: Click HERE

  43. Jen Murawski April 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Hi Denise,
    I would like to knit a soft summery hat for a friend undergoing chemotherapy. Is there a particular pattern you would suggest? Thanks!

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm Reply

      Scarlett Royal has several here is one I really like – you may need to adjust the stitches a bit – very open: Click HERE

  44. Zoe Brooks March 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm Reply

    How can you make hats for preemies with different diameter heads if you are using the same 24-peg loom for all? I’m confused. I can’t weight to knit a hat for a preemie with a 5-inch head circumference.

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm Reply

      Zoe you can change the size using the same loom just by changing the stitch…. Click HERE … or the yarn

  45. Alana February 18, 2016 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Is it possible to start with a small loom for the brim then switch to a larger loom?

    • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm Reply

      You can go from larger to smaller – but depending on the stitch I think it looks a bit odd

  46. Dawn January 3, 2016 at 6:39 am Reply

    I thought this was the best video and sight for beginners. I watched many in the last few weeks and have made my first scarf and hat….sadly the hat was to small for my 9 year old daughter! I just picked up some #6 baby soft yarn and will try single butted hat for my next project. I too am planning to make hat’s and more to donate and give as lovely homemade gifts. I am so blessed to have found loom knitting! And your video! Thanks!

    • Denise Canela January 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply

      Dawn, baby yarn is very tricky when loom knitting – I never use it anymore – not even for baby hats – what size loom did you use for you 9 year old? – believe or not her head is the just about the same size as yours. I use the large and extra large looms for almost ever hat I make unless the recipient is a baby.

  47. Beth Sorensen December 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I have made several basic hats with turned brim. I am finding that it is very tight right on the row that you turn and knit in to create the brim. I have tried to loosen the wraps on the rows just before turning but that hasn’t worked. What do I need to do to fix this?

    • Denise Canela December 2, 2015 at 6:22 am Reply

      Hi Beth, I’m going to assume you are using the e-Wrap stitch (there are 4 versions). Sometimes it’s not what you do to the stitch that you’re knitting but instead what you do with the one that follows. If you’re pulling on your loops when you knit-off that will tighten the loop before the one you’re knitting so that even if you put your yarn loosely the loop is still tightened anyway. Watch this video so that you understand what I mean (here I’m doing it on purpose) Click HERE

  48. Monica November 16, 2015 at 11:55 pm Reply

    Hi, I work with young adult special needs students. The weather is getting cold and windy, and one of the students I work with is low income and has an ear sensitivity that flares up when exposed to wind causing her a great deal of pain. My coworker and I are concerned that her single mother does not have the time nor income to find ear protection for her, and since part of our program includes public transit training and standing around at bus stops, we have decided to make headbands for our entire group of students as soon as possible. I have several bags of assorted yarn from cleaning out my grandmother’s storage room, and I have two different sets of knifty knitter looms floating somewhere around my house, but the only one I can find is a long skinny pink one with 2 x 12 pegs + one on each end (= 26 pegs total). I am trying to get these done as soon as possible since we are out in the cold everyday. Is there any way I can use this loom size to create a headband either large or stretchy enough to fit an average-large size young adult’s head, either by varying yarn type, stitch type, or using any other handy tricks you can think of? Thank you so much!

    • Denise Canela November 17, 2015 at 7:04 am Reply

      Monica, THANKS so much for your question and the privilege to be a part of your giving. This kind of engagement is extremely important to me and the reason I started loom knitting in the first place. Really – not trying to be a drama queen but I LOVE GIVERS. There is a huge need everywhere in the world and not enough people like you!

      YES, you can use that loom but you need to knit Flat and not Round. In the round, knitting single rake, depending on the stitch, this loom gives you a nice hat for a small baby. But if you knit flat your only limitation is how wide, not how long your fabric will be. All you have to do is connect it in the back and you can just sew it. Here is a GREAT example: Click HERE. That pattern is a bit elaborate but I just want to give you an idea – here is an easier stitch pattern that I think will work well with this idea: Click HERE. You will only need to use one side of the loom. Cast on half the stitches – knit until you have the desired length, the average adult is 20-22 inches, can cast off. I would use the modified basic bind off and tighten up the first row… lastly add the elastic hairband.

      What’s crazy about this is that I used the loom that you’re talking about (the ONLY time I have ever used that loom for a stitch pattern) – God sent 🙂

      Best to use yarn that is medium #4 worsted or chunky #5. Thinner or thicker might make the stitch a bit odd. NOTE: Be sure to click on the links for examples.

      Hope this helps – PLEASE keep me up to date on the progress – come back ask me ANY questions

      HUGE hug,

  49. Sam November 15, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply

    Hi I’m new to the knitting loom, thank you for all these information on this site.
    I typically crochet, I have been making baby cocoons. What size loom would you recommend for a 2 month old. I’m confused is the diameter of the loom the diameter of the finished project? Thank you for the help.

    • Denise Canela November 16, 2015 at 7:58 am Reply

      Hi Sam – no there are very narrow hats that are made with very large looms – depends on the loom. For a 2 month old I would use the 31 peg loom. I’m going to be doing a video soon on this subject – a lot of folks get confused about this

  50. Char November 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I have a great mitten pattern by Dailey but the adult pattern is on 24 peg and she says to just use 20 pegs for kid pattern . How do I skip 4 pegs without that showing in the stitches?

    • Denise Canela November 10, 2015 at 12:03 am Reply

      Probably using a different brand – don’t focus on peg count – you need to know the size of the loom

      • Gina December 14, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

        She probably uses the 20 pegs and closes the panel with a overcast stich sides. If it is closed im guessing increases and deacreses.

  51. Karen Mawyer October 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I have just started loom knitting and really like it but my hats need help.I have a wide vertical gap in between my rows where I cast on to the horizontal peg.I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.Thank you for any help.Karen Mawyer

    • Denise Canela October 19, 2015 at 5:28 am Reply

      Karen, if you’re using the e-Wrap you might want to consider changing stitches – the Uwrap could be your solution. Try it to see if that helps. Here is post with a video : Click HERE

      • Karen Mawyer October 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm Reply

        Thank you so much!!

  52. Jessica October 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Hi there,
    I have a stupid question. I’ve gone over your hat size/loom size charts. Watched all the tutorials. But I can’t decide which loom to use for a baby that has a 16inch head circumference. It seem to be right in the middle of the small loom and medium loom sizing.
    I don’t want the hat to be too large and sliding off but not too tight either.
    Which loom would you recommend?
    Thanks for your time

    • Denise Canela October 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm Reply

      Sometimes it’s not the loom size that solves the problem but instead it’s the stitch. I don’t know how long you have been loom knitting but I have found that if I go to the larger size and use a rib stitch – that solves those inbetween size issues because the rib stitch stretches and contracts. Here is a good one you can use with a 31-peg loom : Click HERE

      Just for so you know – I have used the 36-peg for kids as you as 2 years – it really depends on the design

  53. Rfia September 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm Reply

    If I’m knitting for a 1 Mon old with a brim. I would use 24pegs 24rows and 12rows to make a brim. Correct?

    • Denise Canela September 7, 2015 at 11:42 am Reply

      Hi Rfia,
      No, the chart is based on the child’s weight not age. The suggested 12 rows is for 1 pound not 1 month.
      Hope that makes sense.
      Let me know

  54. Shannon lee August 21, 2015 at 11:43 am Reply

    Hi I juste learned to knit socks and mitts using a loom. I would like to be able to have more of a variety in sizes. Are there only 4 standard size looms? Where could I get them ?
    Thanks Shannon

    • Denise Canela August 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm Reply

      Shannon if you live in the US or Canada your selection is large. You can start with Amazon and for some surprisingly cheap options try eBay.

  55. Lisa August 19, 2015 at 12:34 am Reply

    I am looming a slouchy beanie for a young lady who has cancer. I am using a 36 peg loom, alternating pearls and knits. Is the hat going to be too small?

    • Denise Canela August 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa, the 36 peg loom works fine for the average adult but it gives a Beanie hat which is fitted and not really a slouch which is loose. Here is a list of FREE hat patterns: Click HERE
      You should find something you like that will work with the loom you have which is a Large Loom – the next one up is a 41-peg which is considered the Extra Large.

      Hope that helps and thanks for being a giver – God Bless!

      • Lisa August 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm Reply

        So here’s what happened. I got all done with the hat and when I took it off the loom it was too small 🙁 So I pulled it apart, bought a set of new looms and started over. However, I am now using a fine lace, weighted at 2 because I want a light summer beanie for her to wear. Am I setting myself up for failure again using such a light yarn?

        • Denise Canela August 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm Reply

          The weight of the yarn will work depending on the style and stitch. Either way you will get a very open fabric. Something like a snood. I suggest picking a pattern. Then read what loom and yarn weight is suggested by the designer.

          One light weight hat that you can make if you have a 41-peg loom is this one: Click HERE

          Hope that helps some

  56. Darcia Cowart July 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I think my lap top auto filled in my address in this box. Than you Denise for all your efforts on helping us to loom as well as ways we can put it to great use. I called the PURPLe hats center in Utah and left a message for someone to get back to me concerning starting a chapter here to knit hats for them, we can send them in or hopefully get a program up and running at our local hospitals. We have Levine Childrens center and Hemby Childrens center, both nationally known childrens centers. I taught our young women in our ward how to loom knit and they are anxious for more projects. It will not only give them a skill and a hobby but provide them with a way to donate time and skill for others. They will love this. I have someone who can get us yarn as well. How neat is that?? Such a worthy cause. My 16 year old was 8 weeks early and cried non stop for months. It was tough. Its a challenge and a sleep deprived parent can do something they would normally never do out of shear anxiety or breakdown due to lack of sleep. Never an excuse but this does exist more than we are ready to admit. If anyone out there is involved in a knitting group on the Charlotte area for this or for the bandages please message me so I can join, or lead our own chapter to help out. We made over 300 hats in march. So between now and Oct we can double that!

    • Denise Canela July 6, 2015 at 11:41 pm Reply

      Hi Darcia, there is a group on Ralvery just for Charity Knitting. I’m sure you could find folks in your area with your same interest. Do you use Ralvery?

      For the link: Click HERE

      • Darcia Cowart August 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm Reply

        Thank you! I am just seeing the response. Sorry. I am currently chairing the NC group. I will go on raverly to see if anyone wants to help out, If you look at my facebook page you will see all the hats I have made so far. I am over 100!!!!!!!!!!!!! I talked to the HS early childhood ed teacher and she is going to incorporate the project into her lessons for all 4 classes. That is so exciting. I will of course share your videos for the students to learn. I am thrilled that they will be part of such a worthy cause but also that they will develop their own talents and be creative. Cant wait to see what else they create. Thank you for all of your help and inspiration.

        • Denise Canela August 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm Reply

          Darcia – Do you know how much I love a Cheerful Giver ? …. well lets start with BIG BIG BIG TIME I love a cheerful giver and If that were not enough you’re make it contagious. It makes me soooooooooooooo happy to know that kids will be learning to knit and give. GIANT HUGS TO YOU MY LOOMY ! Please share a link to your Facebook page and a picture of those 100 hats. This is my email denise@loomahat.com.

  57. Darcia Cowart July 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm Reply

    287 XXXXX Blvd

  58. Teela June 9, 2015 at 1:43 am Reply

    I am new to this wonderful loom knitting, and think I am doing something wrong when I knit brims on hats. The brims don’t snap back to the normal shape after being worn. Could somebody please help?

    • Denise Canela June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply

      That is very common in loom knitting especially if you use a large gauge loom. The tighter your stitch the less likely to have this happen. Looms like the Knitting Board looms and CindiLooms. Some yarns have more stretch and yes some stitches such as the rib stitch bounce back better. … See this video (one of my first so not my best – but gives you an idea of what I mean ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQzwPpiiJJU

  59. Karen May 3, 2015 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I have a question about scarves. How long should they be for a 5yrs and up? Is there any kind of chart stating all the different sizes?

    Thank you

    • Denise Canela May 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm Reply

      Hi Karen, I don’t believe there is a set rule but I’ve always understood that you knit the height of the person – so for my husband that is 6 feet tall I knit 72 inches (6×12=72). The average 5 year old is 3 feet so 3×12=36.
      Hope that helps,

  60. selina April 25, 2015 at 11:18 am Reply

    hi can anybody tell me how many complete rows to make.a baby bootie using a 24 peg loom?? i heard it was a total of.7 counterclock wise and the. 9 tows backwards skipping the first peg??

  61. Kim Struthers April 14, 2015 at 6:17 am Reply

    Thank you so much for all the great info on this site! i sure appreciate all the work that goes into educating us! Now for my question: the large loom is to small and the XL is to big for a mans hat..is there a loom size/peg number in between these two that i can try? i am assuming i should be looking for the peg count…

    • Denise Canela April 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm Reply

      Hi Kim, that in-between loom use to be the purple KK. This loom has become extremely rare.

      Note that loom sizing can be confusing when you’re a beginner – a large peg count does not mean a large loom or a large project. It really depends on the actual size of the loom – the circumference.

      I have heard that CinDLooms has an alternative to this loom. You can try them.
      Hope that helps

      • Anonymous April 15, 2015 at 4:58 am Reply

        Thanks for the excellent and quick response! I will now measure my various looms! Good to know!

  62. Erin February 6, 2015 at 8:35 am Reply

    Thanks for that info. I’m not sure of the name of the stitch I used. The brim I u wrapped, and the hat part I u wrapped every other peg (1,3,5… And then 2,4,6… For each row. I’m not sure what that is called. I will try one with just e wrapping.

    • Denise Canela February 6, 2015 at 8:48 pm Reply

      The Uwrap is a tight stitch and will shrink your project. Let me know how it goes with the e-Wrap and if you use wrosted weight yarn remember to knit with two strands

  63. Erin February 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm Reply

    I am having a problem, I use the boye circle looms. I used the 36 peg loom to make a toddler hat. I used two strands of red heart yarn and the hat barely fits my one year old. (Wanted to make for my 3 & 5 year olds) Can you tell me why the hat is coming out so small on this loom. Thanks for any help.

    • Denise Canela February 6, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply

      Erin – not sure if this is a duplicate question but here is my thought on that. Are you sure you used a 36 peg – count your pegs again. Did you use a Rib stitch? The stitch can also affect the size of the hat. A hat made with an e-Wrap stitch will be larger the one done with different version of knit stitch.

  64. Anonymous February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Hi I used the 36 peg circle loom for a toddler hat but it just fits my 1 year old , am I doing something wrong? I used Two strands of worsted yarn . Maybe stitch is too tight?

    • Denise Canela February 6, 2015 at 8:09 am Reply

      Wow – are you sure you used a 36 peg – count your pegs again. Did you use a Rib stitch?

  65. Lisa January 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Good evening! I guess I should re-word my complaint. The yarn doesn’t slip off the head– it slips out from around the peg. In other words, I just can’t keep tension on this particular yarn and it becomes a puddle of soft yarn. I finished three rows, so I can make it work, but it was so loose it wouldn’t hold shape. I hate wasting my time, so I actually took it off the loom. (I don’t quit easily!!) And yes, if you’d like to re-post my issue I might get some useful feedback. Thanks!
    I looked at your review of the loom I’m using and I can confirm everything you said! I have developed a way to use the Boye loom– and yes, I figured they were all created equal. This is what my stepmom uses, and she introduced me to looming. Which loom do you prefer above all? I think it might be time for a new purchase!
    Thanks– Lisa

    • Denise Canela February 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm Reply

      Hey Lisa – sorry for the delay. I LOVE the Knifty Knitter and CinDlooms. The latter is a bit expense and I don’t recommend it until you’ve has some experience with loom knitting because the gauge is small which means every project takes twice the amount of time.

      • Anonymous February 15, 2015 at 2:09 am Reply

        Hi Denise,
        I worked the apace wool yarn with a poly next to it to give it substance. The hat came out very nicely.
        I took your advice and purchased a knifty knitter. Wow….what a difference! I have been working TWICE as hard to use the Boyer loom. Thanks for the encouragement to try a new product!

        • Denise Canela February 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm Reply

          Glad I could help Lisa.
          Hugs for You my Loomy ! 🙂

  66. Lisa January 26, 2015 at 3:55 am Reply

    I’m not sure my message posted about using alpaca wool. I realize it might take a day or so. Having trouble with it slipping badly and not staying tight enough to look nice.

    • Denise Canela January 26, 2015 at 6:19 am Reply

      Hi Lisa, Yes every comment has to be approved. It can get crazy around here. Plus, I try not to get on the computer to much on Sundays… key word there is try. Your problem may be the tip of your pegs more than the yarn. You didn’t mention a loom brand.

  67. Lisa January 26, 2015 at 3:49 am Reply

    I am a beginner and have crocheted only about 15 hats. I am comfortable with the method and with different yarns. I pretty much just wing it when it comes to design, and most of my projects have come out really nice.Yesterday I bought some alpaca wool and I had so much trouble with it slipping off the pegs and not staying tight enough to make the work neat. I would really like to use it but I’m not sure how to approach the problem. Should I combine it with another yarn (using two-as-one)? What about “knitting off” as I go, one peg at a time? It’s beautiful yarn and I hate to waste it or give up if there’s something new I can learn! Thanks for your advice!

    • Denise Canela January 26, 2015 at 6:14 am Reply

      What brand of loom are you using? I’ve not heard of anyone having this problem before.

      • Lisa January 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm Reply

        Hi Denise! You are so sweet to get right back to me! I am using a Boye loom. Your comment that you’ve never heard of this problem before makes me hopeful That it CAN be done.

        • Denise Canela January 28, 2015 at 6:27 am Reply

          Lisa, sorry for the delay. Getting a little behind on replys… what’s really crazy about this problem of yours is that my big issue with that loom is that it Doesn’t let go of your yarn. Here is a post I wrote about that loom.. Click HERE . If you’d like I can post your question on Facebook and Ravelry to see if anyone else has had this product..

  68. Sharon January 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Thank you for that hat chart. I want to make a men’s rib stitch hat (k2 p2) but I can’t figure out how to do that on a 41 peg loom. Any suggestions?

    • Denise Canela January 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm Reply

      Hi Sharon,
      Not sure I understand the question – If you’re asking about the uneven number of pegs you just have to repeat one of the stitches

  69. debbie werner January 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm Reply

    im looking for a 48 peg round loom without any luck…. I know Martha stewart has a set but I only need the 48 peg..

  70. Kristen December 13, 2014 at 12:21 am Reply

    I’ve been having some issues getting the brim of the hat knitted tighter. It always seems to be a bit loose and in turn large. Any suggestions on how I could fix that?

    • Denise Canela December 16, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply

      Hi Kristen – there are LOTS of reasons why this could be happening.. I have a video that might answer your question:Click HERE

      Here are few of the possible issues
      You’re knitting with a large gauge loom and only one strand
      You’re using the e warp stitch with the above issue
      Your yarn is light weight

      • Kristen December 16, 2014 at 11:06 pm Reply

        Thanks for getting back to me! I’ve been using a 41 peg loom with doubled worsted weight yarn. I was hoping to make a slightly slouchy hat with a knitted brim and figure 8 stitch for the hat. The brim just always seems to be too large/loose. Would it be best to just try the loom a size smaller?

        • Denise Canela December 19, 2014 at 8:17 am Reply

          Smaller loom means smaller hat – not smaller loops. Here are some solutions to loose loops.
          1. pull the loops – start with one end and pull them one at a time until you read the other end- you should end up with a long tail and your work should look smaller.. Hope that makes sense.. A bit hard to explain – hope to do a video soon.
          2. knit with two strand ( doesn’t allows work well)
          3. Get a smaller gauge loom – BEST option
          4. Use chunky yarn
          5. Chain cast on: Click HERE

  71. martha December 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I’ve never done any kind of knitting before—thank you for your detailed instructions. I am helping a student with developmental disabilities to make a gift for her niece –simple, no-brim hat for a two and a half yr. old. 2 questions: Average length of time to make this hat with a thick, single strand baby blanket yarn? And, should I use the 36 peg round loom to be sure it will fit? Thank you so much. I would appreciate a prompt reply — I will only see this girl for a couple of hours between now and Christmas and she wants to get the hat done for a Christmas gift. Many thanks for your wonderful tutorials and info!

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply

      Hi Martha… the loom size really depends on the 2 year old (this age group can be difficult with large gauge looms – a 36 can be ok. It could take about 2 hours with your student.. could be less if she gets the hang of it quickly.
      Here is another video that I think will help: Click HERE Watch the whole thing before starting with her.
      Hope that helps

  72. Janice November 2, 2014 at 11:35 am Reply

    Newbie here- I was wondering if there might be a pattern for a headband (winter ear warmer) for an adult or older child. (I have the knifty knitter sets) Also- what size type and loom would you use for a cowl- saw a post earlier about knitting 12 inches, but didn’t mention type of loom. Thanks for your help. Also interested in baby hats for hospitals- but thought I’d start with an easier project first!

    • Denise Canela November 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm Reply

      Hi Janice – I’m going to give you a link to a cowl but you have sign-in to Lion Brand (if you have not registered – they have nice patterns and its worth it to register. Note that they suggest 36-pegs – but it will work with a 41-peg yellow KK loom. For Cowl click HERE . Here is a link to cute baby hats – click HERE

  73. Dakota Cave October 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Hello, I just started knitting and using a loom yesterday. I am in the hospital on bed rest from pregnancy issues and my aunt bought it for me to pass the time. I made a newborn hat last night and Im looking for a tutorial on baby booties? I have the boye round loom set, with 24 peg being the smallest. I have only been able to find videos using a 12 peg. Is it possible to create newborn baby booties on the 24 peg? I am using Bernat super bulky 6.

    Also, where can i find chart for number of rows when making a toddle slouchy hat? I have a 4 year old I want to make a hat for.

    PS, I am very new to all this so im unsure of most of the knitting language. I know the ewrap and thats about it. haha

    • Denise Canela October 27, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply

      Hi Dakota I don’t know of any pattern the will help you make baby booties with the 24-peg loom. That is the loom used for adult socks no matter the yarn or number of rows… sorry. There is a video by Scarlett Royal that will show you how to make any size bootie with a long loom: Click HERE

      By the way most hats for 4-40 year olds are made using the 36-peg. Usually about 40 rows should give you a slight slouchy for a little guy. But Here is a tutorial on how to know how many rows for any project: Click HERE

  74. Donna October 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply

    My daughter is 2. I have recently made her two hats from a 36 peg loom. Both were to small for her. The first one I used a garter stitch all the way through and figured that the stitch must have just been to tight. I did the next with a garter stitch brim and the rest e wrap. It was better but still to tight. I used two strands of yarn on both. Do I need to go up a size on the loom or try a different stitch?

    • Denise Canela October 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm Reply

      Donna, a 36-peg loom fits most adults if the gauge is large. A garter stitch is actually pretty flexible and you usually don’t need to use 2 strands. What is the brand of loom you’re using and how many rows are you knitting? Loom hats get wider as you increase the number of rows.

      • Donna October 13, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

        Thanks for the reply! I am using a boye loom. I am not really sure of the number of rows. I usually just kind of play it by ear. Maybe it is just from using two strands of yarn? The reason I did that was because I wanted it to be thicker and with smaller openings throughout the hat.

        • Denise Canela October 13, 2014 at 9:23 am Reply

          Donna, here is a page with links to really cute hats that were made just for toddlers – it should help with number of rows and stitch options: Click HERE

  75. Sarah-Jayne October 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm Reply

    Hi there Denise I’ve just watched this video is this a newborn a childs or an adult hat . I’ve been making premie hats which I give to my local hospitals. I now want to make children’s hats for the cancer ward I’m just not sure how many inches I should do for the brim and also the rest of the hat . And the peg loom to use too . I hope you can help me thank you very much . Sarah from england

    • Denise Canela October 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

      Pediatric or adult?

      • Sarah-Jayne October 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm Reply

        Paediatric hun

  76. Holly September 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm Reply

    I like to use the XL Yellow Loom and a bulky yarn to make cowls. I knit until I have 12 inches of knitting, then I cut the yarn and run it loosely through the stitches. These cowls turn out great, knit up quickly, and are wonderful gifts.

    • Denise Canela September 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm Reply

      Sounds like a good easy pattern. I bet it’s fail-proof. Thanks for sharing Holly.
      denise 🙂

  77. Erika August 5, 2014 at 12:06 am Reply

    So I understand the tutorial but wasn’t sure bout the yarn your using? What worst weight are you using in the baby hat video?? And also do you use 2 balls of yarn or did you cut a certain length go yarn?? I am trying to make a white baby beanie and then add the red lines to make it look like a baseball baby beanie. Thanks in advance!!

    • Denise Canela September 12, 2014 at 8:58 am Reply

      Erika, sorry for the delay in responding I’ve been ill for a bit. Just trying to catch up.
      Yes I used worsted weight yarn, I usally just use one skein, I pull from the middle and the sides. Here is a post that explains: Click Here

  78. Erika August 5, 2014 at 12:04 am Reply

    So I understand the tutorial but wasn’t sure bout the yarn your using? What worst weight are you using in the baby hat video?? And also do you use 2 balls of yarn or did you cut a certain length go yarn?? I am trying to make a white baby beanie and then add the red lines to make it look like a baseball baby beanie.

  79. mariagotart July 5, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing your size chart! This will be helpful as I make tons of NICU baby hats! I shared your site on my facebook charity page! facebook.com/shannasflower

  80. stacey March 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Your hat size charts are great. Thanks for sharing I am looking forward to checking out the rest of your site. Question. do you have to always use baby soft yarn for baby hats. What kinds of yarns do you use.

    • Denise Canela March 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm Reply

      Hi Stacey, thanks for the kind words – VERY much appreciated. Actually I use a different type of yarn more than the baby yarn and guess what – its part of the yarn give-away for march. GO ENTER TO WIN :)- Click HERE

  81. betty March 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Ive been trying to make my first baby hat but i think the yarn that I bought is too thin . I used two strains as one and i still think its too thin because the holes I think are too big. what is the recommend yarn to use for a newborn hat?

    • Denise Canela March 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm Reply

      Here on the site there is a good pattern and yarn for newborns – just use the blue loom and adjust the rows to fit a baby. I use it for chemo patients for the same reasons I would use it for a baby – because it’s warm and soft. For the link click HERE

  82. Sarah Speck February 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm Reply

    this page has been so useful for making hats! I followed a tutorial on youtube first and while the basic concept came out ok the hat looked awful! it simply wasn’t long enough. after looking at your page I can see where I have gone wrong and regularly visit it when making hats to check I have the length right. thanks for the info! xxx

    • Denise Canela February 6, 2014 at 11:41 pm Reply

      Happy to know I’m helping our friends on the other side of the pond. You have given me a very happy moment with your comment. Thank YOU Ms. Sarah.

  83. karen February 1, 2014 at 3:16 am Reply

    Hi I have the martha stewart loom and weave. Would the round loom be considered a large, 41 rows?

    • Denise Canela February 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Hi Karen, the MS loom is a bit different from other looms in that you can control the gauge a little. When you say 41 rows – I am going to assume you mean 41 pegs. With a Knifty Knitter, Darice or Boye – 41 pegs is actually extra large. This is not true with a small gauge loom like a CindiLoom. So I would need more information to answer this question. Sorry.

    • Todd November 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

      Karen, if you find any good answers please fill me in also. I just made a pretty single knit hat for my son and it turned out too small. I think it would have been fine if I did a double knit…….

  84. Malievi Rodriguez January 31, 2014 at 11:45 am Reply

    Hi….I want to learn to do something new along with my two daughters (14 and 7 years old) and I thought about knitting with a loom. I need your help….. what is a good project to start with? and what supplies should I buy?


    • Denise Canela February 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm Reply

      Hello Malievi. First, what I cool name. I always start my students with a simple hat no matter the age. The only difference is with kids I like to start them on a small loom. The blue or red Knifty Knitter. I would start them with a chunky yarn so that the don’t have to double the yarn. Let them watch at least two tutorials from beginning to end before they start. Here is a video with a 10-year teaching how to make a loom knit hat, Click Here. I promise you (99.9%) that they will get it the first time around. After that – the sky is the limit, they can make hundreds of stuff like purses, scarfs, socks, hair scrunchies. There are kits just for kids – I think they’re a bit more money then necessary but some kids like the set-up – Click Here

      Just wanted to add one more link for Super Duper Inspiration read this little article – Click Here

      Sorry for the LOONG answer but I love to hear that kids are knitting. PLEASE Share pictures. You can email them, give me a link or post them on our Facebook Fanpage.

  85. Bernadette Davis January 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply

    Hi Denise. I have been busy doing the baby hats and have 5 so far. Really enjoy using different combinations of different yarns. Also the looms are much easier on my hands than crocheting. I will send you pictures when I have more done. Take care and be well.

    • Denise Canela January 24, 2014 at 8:06 pm Reply

      Hi there Ms. Bernadette. So happy to hear from you again. 🙂 I can’t wait to see the pictures. I feel like I’m somehow part of this awesome mission you’re on. Keep me in the loop. I’m really excited for you. Baby hats are true treasures. They are what I call double gifts. When a baby’s head is warm a mommy’s heart gets warm.
      You’re an Angel Ms. B,

  86. Catherine A. McClarey January 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm Reply

    I really appreciated this description (and comparison across brands!) of the various round loom sizes. I received a Knifty Knitter set through a yarn swap this past fall, and discovered when I opened it that it came with just 3 of the round looms (the Flower Loom + 2 of the larger ones, I think the L & XL?) and 1 long loom (maybe the shortest? seems to be the same length as the diameter of the largest round loom I have). Looks like I’ll want to sit down and count the pegs to be sure what sizes I’ve got. I’ve already started looking for good buys on loom knitting pattern books on eBay!

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm Reply

      Hi Catherine, You don’t need to count the pegs. Look at the color of the loom and check out the information on this page, it will tell you how many pegs are on the loom. By the way, I consider that set to be the best set of all. As far as the book if you can only get one loom book it should be Loom Knitting Primer It can some times be a bit more expensive but most book have 10-15 patterns – this one has 30 and a massive amount of resource information. You just have to use it correctly to benefit.

      I’m glad to help in any way I can,

  87. Bernadette Davis January 14, 2014 at 12:28 am Reply

    Denise, I started with the looms today. I decided to do baby caps to give to the hospital. I live in a small town and haven’t heard of anyone doing them. The looms are much easier on my hands than crocheting them. Your refresher course got me to going in no time. Thank you again so much. Bless you for giving of yourself.

    • Denise Canela January 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm Reply

      Hey Ms. Bernadette, so glad to hear that. Good for you! Would love to see pictures. If you can email them to me here’s my email denise@loomahat.com. I would love to share them here on the site.

  88. Bernadette Davis January 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Denise, I love your website. It is so helpful. I just decided this week to use my looms again after putting them up for a few years. I have been crocheting instead but at the age where my hands are bothering me. I think the different motions doing the looms will help. I am sorry this is so long but I very rarely post. Lol. Thank you for your time.

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm Reply

      Ms. Bernadette, I’m a natural chit-chatter. There is no such thing as a long post in my world. Thank you for your kind words, every one of them is greatly greatly appreciated and let me say that you have blessed me.
      So happy I could help. Come back and visit again and post as much as you like.

  89. Inga Collier January 9, 2014 at 7:27 am Reply

    How can i make the brim of my hat tighter when looming

    • Denise Canela January 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply

      Hi Inga, There are a lot of answers to your question. You can change your loom to a smaller gauge. Try a different method to cast-on like the Chain Cast-on or even try a bulkier yarn. The answer depends on what you are currently doing and what you are currently using.
      Sorry for the broad answer

  90. adenike January 6, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

    Pls i’m from Nigeria. I love making hats αи∂ i’ve bought some looms to practice with, but our yarns here is not strong or big enough to bring out a beautiful finished products. Pls how can Ɣøu help me or do Ɣøu have a representative in Nigeria that Ɣøu can link me up with?. I also need a complete set of your knifty knitter that has †ђξ 12pegs, αи∂ †ђξ round express machine that knits as many hats as possible within a reasonable time schedule. Thanks

  91. ann January 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I am a beginner loomer and I saw that u could take pegs out of one loom and put in another to make decreasing easier I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you so much Ann

    • Denise Canela January 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

      Hi Ann, if your question is whether you can use different color pegs as markers the answer is yes. If the question is whether changing the pegs changes the size of the loom and there by your knitting the answer is no.
      Hope that helps,

  92. Maria Perryman December 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I use the Small 12 pegs for Newborn Socks..

  93. Moonweaver December 4, 2013 at 12:04 am Reply

    A wealth of knowledge indeed. Thank you!

  94. linda December 1, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    Thanks, i am indeed greatfull die this chart. Here in the netherlands there is not many information about looming. So i have to do whith any kind of information i can get from abroad.

  95. Leslie Bright November 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm Reply

    I was wanting to make myself a slouch hat and keyhole scarf like the one in the Leisure Arts book I have. The pattern calls for a 48 peg round loom. I’m having a terrible time trying to find that size loom. I’m wanting the purple knifty knitter. I can get a large Boye brand loom, but it only has 40 pegs. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? I have found one purple Knifty Knitter for $19.61. I really don’t want to spend that much money on one loom.

    • Rebekah Ryan December 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm Reply

      Try the Martha Stewart loom. You can reconfigure it to exactly what you want 🙂

  96. Patty November 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Thank you so very much for all this information. I am new to looming and was looking for just this kind of information. I to am on a limited budget and could use any help out there with yarn. I have not made many items as of yet do to the cost but look forward to in the future. Thank you again for the peg sizes.

  97. Rita H (Daysmam) November 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Denise, in regards to replacement pegs go to this site and scroll down on the left side of the page where it says knifty knitter this will take you to the replacement pegs that you are interested in and they have both large and small pegs for $2.00 ea pkg. Here is the link:

  98. maria November 15, 2013 at 10:35 am Reply

    My so. Is a size 15 in shoes what size round loom should I use. (Newbie)

    • Denise Canela November 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm Reply

      Sorry, I don’t understand Maria. Are you asking about the loom size for a hat? Because the shoe size doesn’t really give me any information.

  99. Renee October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm Reply

    I want to make my 2 month old grandson a hat and would like to know which loom will be best. he is 12 pounds, head measures 15.5 inches. Thanks,

  100. Laura Johnson October 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    I have a Martha Stewart loom how do I make a newborn hat?

    • Denise Cenela October 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm Reply

      Hi Laura, I’ve had my MS loom now for about 6 months and I have not made a single item so I not able to help. So sorry. – Next year I will focus more on this loom. It has a lot of merit but not a lot of users.
      Thanks for visiting my humble virtual home. Please, come back soon.

  101. Moira Johnson October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Hi Denise,
    I make hats for the children’s chemo unit. I have been doing this for the past 3 years. I started with the Knifty Knitter looms. These are in storage, so I purchased the Martha Stewart looms, which I really do not like. I am looking for patterns for the loom knitting. Also, since being unemployed, I no longer can afford the yarn. I considered this to be my ministry, and am sad to see it end after 2,508 hats. I like your website and read all the new postings. Keep doing what you are doing. Moira

    • Denise Cenela October 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm Reply

      Thank Moira for your kind words. I suggest you check out a Ralvery group that gives away yarn for free. Yes they’re real.. Here is the link: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/i-just-want-to-get-rid-of-some-yarn

    • Tonya November 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm Reply

      Hi Moira…I wish I knew where you lived lol I have more yarn than the local yarn stores! my email is XXXXXXXXXXXXX some websites blank out an email address so that’s why I put it in both ways. Let me know if you want me to donate some of this yarn to you. I literally have an entire room filled with it and the thought of those babies not having your hats saddens me! Take care and God Bless! Tonya

      • Denise Canela November 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

        Thank you Tonya !!!!. Your offer is awesome. I have contacted Moira on your behalf and gave her you email. These pages get thousands of views per day. I don’t want you to get flooded with emails.

      • Ann Webb November 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm Reply

        Do you still have any type of yarn (preferably soft) to donate? I donate my time to crocheting hats for cancer patients, premie babies and the homeless in my community. I’d appreciate anything you could donate. Thank you in advance.

  102. Emily September 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I watch your video on how to make a preemie hat the only I didn’t see in video what you did to hide yarn on the bottom of the hat .


    • Denise Cenela September 11, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

      Hi Emily, I always weave the yarn into the inside of the hat.

  103. Magaline August 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Hi, I’m a teenage girl who wants to make a difference in the world by helping people, and I also like to knit. Your website is so great! I’ve been learning to make hats, and this site helps me get new ideas, and your charity information is wonderful. Thank you so much!

    • Denise Cenela August 24, 2013 at 10:54 am Reply

      Magaline, thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them and you. A young girl with a giving heart is a rare gem. So glad I can be a part of it. Watch for the next project which I think you’re really going to like. We’re making comfort dolls for Dolly Donations

  104. melissa June 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful information!!!!!

    • Denise Cenela June 8, 2013 at 9:23 am Reply

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback. ALWAYS much appreciated!

  105. Cheryl sommardahl May 3, 2013 at 3:56 am Reply

    Thank you for your reply. I decided to buy the Knifty Knitter set of looms. While I will still use the MS long loom configuration, I really like the KK looms for hats.

  106. Cheryl April 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    I bought the Martha Stewart knitting loom. I do not understand their sizing chart. The configuration of the loom for a 21″ adult hat is so large, no human could wear it. I have wasted a lot of time knitting a hat which could not fin anyone I know. Can you help?

  107. denise February 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm Reply

    Hello Cathy, Thank you so much for the recommendation of the purple loom and I agree. Would have loved to know your grandsons age.
    My hesitation in including this particular loom is that I have not found in at our local craft store. I will include it after more information and research.
    Once again Thank You!

  108. Cathy February 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I found your info about the looms very useful, I have however purchased the KK purple loom designed just for making hats and found that it works very well. The only drawback I had was that the pegs kept falling out. I remedied that by gluing them in, although I didn’t thinkk I should’ve had to do that – it should have come from the manufacturerer all in tact. The purple loom is somewhat tighter than the yellow loom, that it is closest in size to. I have made hats for several people. When I made hats for my grandsons, I measured their heads and decided that a 21″ head the hat could be made on the purple loom. I have made infant/child hats and have used the red, and blue looms. Nice website – I will be back to see more.

    • Lisa January 26, 2015 at 3:58 am Reply

      Hey Cathy! I have the same problem with some of my pegs falling out! What a pain! I’m going to super glue them. too, when I am not in the middle of a project. You are not alone!

      • Mae January 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply

        Lisa you should not glue your pegs it will be better to by a new set

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