Loom Size Chart: Recommended Rows for Loom Knit Hats and Other Helpful Information
Loom Size / Hat SizeSize Chart is based on Averages. The information is only a recommendation. Please use your own judgement in the final decision.
Note: Rows are based on 1 strand of Yarn and No Brim. For a Brim you would need to add another 6 - 18 rows depending on the recipient, because to make the brim you fold the knitting in half.
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
|AG Doll||11 in / 27 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||4 in||20|
|Preemie||12 in / 30 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||4 - 5 in||20-25|
|Newborn||14 in / 36 cm||Sm 24 Pegs||5 - 6 1/2 in||25-30|
|Toddler||18 in / 46 cm||Mdm 31 Pegs||7 in||34-37|
|Tweens & Teens||22 in / 56 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||8 in||38-40|
|Women & Lean Men||22 in / 56 cm||Lrg 36 Pegs||8 - 9 in||38-40|
|Lrg Women & Men||24 in / 61 cm||X-Lrg 41 Pegs||9 -10 in||40-45|
Please READ Chart Description. This is different from the chart above.
Note: The baby hat in the picture is actually brimless (rolled brim). If you loom the hat using the e-wrap stitch the bottom will curl-up automatically creating what looks like a brim without the harshness of extra knitting. Video tutorial below.
Baby Hat Size Chart
Assumes that knitter is using the recommended 24 peg loom, Baby soft - worsted weight yarn, knitting with two strands of yarn as one and the baby hat is brimless.
Length of Hat
|>1 lb||4 - 4 1/2||3 inches||12|
|1-3 lbs||8 1/2 - 9||3.5 - 4 in||13 - 16|
|3-5 lbs||11 - 11 1/2||4 - 5 in||16 - 20|
|6-8 lbs||12 -12 1/2||5 - 5.5 in||20 - 22|
|9-11 lbs||13 -14||6||24|
How Many Rows ? – Your Customized Answer
Personally, I mostly use the Knifty Knitter brand of looms but this guide will work with any brand like Boye Brand or Darice . The key is to make note of the size and the number of pegs on your looms and not concern yourself with the color. Different brands use different colors to distinguish themselves. Some stores like Michael’s has a generic store brand. There are also handmade and specialty looms. Again, don’t get caught in a lot of hype, find out how many pegs are on the round loom then see the Loom Size chart and find the one closes in size.
The guide goes from the smallest to the largest. It’s good to know ahead of time that the small loom may seem to small and the extra-large much to large for a normal human head – but I have made hundreds of these loom knit hats and this guide has worked for me every time.
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Product Review of the Darice Loom Set: Click Here
Knifty Knitter Brand : Blue Loom: ( SMALL - Loom Size 5 inches in diameter – 24 Pegs )
Boye Brand: Green Loom ( Small – 24 Pegs )
Darice Brand: Blue Loom (Small – 24 Pegs )
Used for: Premature / Newborn Babies
I also use this loom to create a pretty applique for my hats. This loom is the perfect size to make socks.
Knifty Knitter Brand : Red Loom: ( MEDIUM – Loom Size 7 inches in diameter – 31 Pegs )
Boye Brand: Blue Loom: (Medium – 30 Pegs )
Darice Brand: Green Loom (Medium – 31 Pegs)
Used for: Small Children / Toddlers.
I also use this loom to make little purses and baby cocoons
Knifty Knitter Brand : Green Loom: ( LARGE – Loom Size 9 inches in diameter – 36 Pegs )
Boye Brand: Orange Loom ( Large – 36 Pegs )
Darice Brand: Orange Loom (Large – 36 Pegs)
Used for: Teenagers / Average Adults
I also use this size for baby cocoons, purses and shoe pouches ( small feet)
Knifty Knitter Brand : Yellow Loom: (EX LARGE – Loom Size 11 inches in diameter – 41 Pegs)
Boye Brand: Pink Loom ( Extra Large: 40 Pegs )
Darice Brand: Pink Loom (Extra Large – 41 Pegs)
Used for: Large Adults, Adults with bucket style hats
Also used for : Shawls, Baby Blankets
If you’ve been asking yourself, “Whats the right size loom for ..….? “ I hope this guide helped to answer your question. Finding the right size loom before starting your knit hat project is important. You don’t want to be done before you figure out that Grammy really did need her knit hat made with an Extra Large yellow loom, not because she has a big head – but because she has long hair. You defiantly don’t want to go wrong on those preemie knit hats you promised your local hospital. Those little hats should fit snug and for that project you need to know that the Small Blue loom is the right size for that project of Love.
Loom Size Chart does not include the Flower Loom or the Spool Loom. Simply because they are used make appliques and other projects not to make Hats you or I would wear. You can however, use the Flower Loom for some doll hats. For larger dolls like American Girl you would use the small 24-peg loom.
You can visit the Projects page on this site for some ideas. And, don’t be shy to share your thoughts here on this page about the information or whatever you fancy. You are free to move about site.
Questions we hope we answered with this article: Please let us know if you have an unanswered question
* Loom Size
* How wide is the brim
Here is the Video to Learn How to Loom Hat from Start to Finish