Loom the Oops Hat if you dare. This was my first attempt at designing this pattern. I might not repeat it. Took all day and I was really upset with the results when I first finished the hat. During the process I became very distracted while knitting, writing and trying to solve world hunger. My mind was roaming around the universe and back. Talk about slamming into an Oops. I purled when I should have knitted. Slipped when I should have stopped. Good thing you can’t distinguish all my boo-boos by the picture. You would have to see the hat up close. Well ….
Well my daughter liked the hat, a lot. Go Figure. I think she was hungry and the hat reminded her of a bran muffin. Anyway, since she is my muse I thought I would share the hot mess hat and challenge you to loom the Oops hat yourself. Take pictures of your version and share them here. Let me see what you can do with my sort of messed-up pattern.
I know that messing things up is how you learn .. So here it goes.
Loom: 41-Peg Darice Loom
Loom Hook: Knifty Knitter Hook
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
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Single Rib Stitch Pattern: Knit1, Purl1 – Continue til End of Round
Yarn Over (YO)
Seafoam Stitch Pattern: See Below
Row 1: Purl, K1 YO1, K1 YO2, K1 YO3, K1 YO2, K1 YO1, Purl – Repeat til End of Round
Row 2: Take off the Yarn Overs, Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1 YO3, K1 YO2, Knit1 YO1, Purl, K1 YO1, K1 YO2, K1 YO3, K1 YO2, K1 YO1, Repeat Row 1 til End of Round
Row 6: Take off the Yarn Overs, Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Note about My Modified Seafoam Stitch
This was my variation on Lori Hollemans Seafoam Stitch. Her yarn overs go up to 5. I thought I would stop at 3 which is where I think I made one of my mistakes. If I were to try this pattern again I would go all the way. I believe that is the only way to get a look that appears like a wave.
Rows 1- 25 Single Rib Stitch
Fold the knitting in half. Place the first row of loops on the pegs over the last row loops.
Change to a Lighter Colored Yarn
Rows 26 – 27 Knit
Rows 28 – 29 Purl
Row 30 (Modified) Sea Foam Stitch
Note: Below is the pattern for Sea foam Stitch
Purl, K1 YO1, K1 YO2, K1 YO3, K1 YO2, K1 YO1, Purl – Continue to End of Round
Row 31 Take off the Yarn Overs, Purl Bottom Loop on all Pegs to End of Round
Row 32 Knit
Row 33 Purl
Row 34: Sea Foam Stitch Below
K1 YO3, K1 YO2, Knit1 YO1, Purl, ( K1 YO1, K1 YO2, K1 YO3, K1 YO2, K1 YO1, Purl ) – Continue ( )
Row 35 Take off the Yarn Overs, Purl Bottom Loop on all Pegs to End of Round
Row 36 Knit
Row 37 – 55 Purl ( I stopped at 55 – I think it’s to short. Go as long as you feel is necessary )
Cast Off :
You’re Done ! – You are a Loom the Oops Hat Champion !