Knitting Pattern for Beginner
or Looming Pro ;-)
This is a knitting pattern for a beginner or child--or use it to quick-loom a hat for a gift or outing. We also use this method to combine two different colors for a two-toned effect. This method goes doubly fast because you use two skeins of yarn at the same time.
Pattern for Quick-Looming a Hat
Basic Hat Instructions
- Begin by tying a slipknot in the end of the two strands of yarn.
- Tie this to the holding peg* (if there is one, or a thumb tack as shown here) or just hold the yarn with your thumb on the side of the loom.
- Hold the loom in your left hand with the pegs facing to the right.
- Holding the two strands of yarn together, go to the next peg past the yarn holding peg and wrap the yarn under and around the peg, coming in a direction toward you (counter clockwise).
- Continue around the ring until you have two rows on the ring.
- Wrap the yarn around the *side peg (not shown in this photo), secure yarn with your thumb or just pull it out of the way.
- Using the knitting tool, slide the pick in the groove of the first peg under the first 2 loops and lift them up over the second two loops and the top of the peg. Continue around the loom.
(Skip this step to leave a rolled edge--very stylish for ladies' and childrens' hats.)
- When you have loomed 4 to 5 inches, you are ready to finish the brim. Go to the first row on the inside of the hat and lift these first loops over the corresponding pegs.
- Next, with the pick, lift the back loop over the front loops.
- Now you have a hat brim!
- Continue looming 20-25 rows after the brim.
- (To add variety, you can cut the two strands and tie on two strands of a different color for five rows and then go back to the original two strands. This will produce a stripe. This can be done at least two times before the hat is finished.)
FINISHING THE HAT
- Cut and knot the strands at the end, leaving about 4 inches of yarn.
- Thread a blunt yarn needle using a double strand; cast the loops off onto the double strand of yarn (needle going through the loop toward the base of the loom).
- Turn hat inside out; tightly gather loops on the strands and tie with square knot several times. Include the end strands into this knot.
- Work the end strands on the inside into the hat.
- TURN INSIDE OUT AND ADMIRE YOUR HANDIWORK!
(below)The hat on the left was made using the Quick-Knit Looming Method (2 skeins at the same time 2/2). The hat on the right was knit using the regular 2/2 method, using only one skein of yarn.
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