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, Baby soft - worsted weight yarn, 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

Here is the Video to Learn How to Loom Hat from Start to Finish


Come Loom with Me – Anytime !!!!


Comments: 99

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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 ! :)

  5. 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.

  6. 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..

  7. 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

  8. 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..

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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…….

  23. 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.

  24. 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,

  25. 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,

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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,

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

    I use the Small 12 pegs for Newborn Socks..

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

    A wealth of knowledge indeed. Thank you!

  33. 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.

  34. 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 :)

  35. 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.

  36. 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:

  37. 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.

  38. 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,

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

  45. 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?

  46. 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!

  47. 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!

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