Loom Knit Hats - EASY
Learn to Loom Knit Hats in minutes - No Exp / No Patterns Neccesary
How easy is it to Loom Knit a Hat with the Knifty Knitter ? EASY!! I learned in 10 minutes with a Joan Fabrics store member during a demonstration. She was loom knitting an adult hat with the yellow Knifty Knitter circular loom. We didn't even have time for her to show me how to finish off the hat. I learned using the instructions that come with the knitter kit.
I have never learned how to per say knit and I still don't know how to knit in the conventional form but I make beautiful knitted hats with a couple of looms and NO PATTERN. It's so easy I taught my daughter when she was just 9 years old. One 16 year old boy in our ministry loom knitted 24 hats for overseas orphans. He told us he used the technique to relieve stress. I personally know that to be a true. I know that when my mind is troubled I can just sit by a window with my loom and some soft music and I am a happy camper. Lost in my project and knowing I will bless someone with the gift I made.
I understand that some things look intimidating and learning how to loom knit hats may be one of them but this is nearly fail-proof. If you don't know how to knit and like me you don't like the idea of those long-long knitting needles and a bunch of patterns - this is the craft project you've been dreaming about. The Knifty Knitter kit has a low start up cost for such a useful tool. The plastic looms last forever and can be used for a multitude of kniting projects..
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Before You Start: A Motivational Picture
These Wee Little Ones Got Busy with Their Knifty Knitters
Loom knit hats like the 10 and 8 years olds in this picture.
Here are our youngest Operation Christmas Child volunteers showing off their mission bound creations. Aren't they BEAUTIFUL? Together with their high school friends, their older siblings and their moms they sent over 120 knifty knitter knit hats and little knifty knitter purses in gift-filled shoeboxes.
They are now creating these hats for cancer patients in our local hospitals and for the Young Marines charity events. And...Yes people use knit hats in Florida! All it takes is weather below 75 degrees and we're pulling out our winter gear.
Giving Looks Good on Everyone!
Supplies Needed to Loom Knit a Hat
1.A Loom ( Circular / Round )
Continue reading in order to pick the right size loom
Note I Prefer the: Knifty Knitter brand of looms.
2. A Hook
This is the tool with the purple handle is used to pull the yarn loops over the pegs.
It's Best to double your yarn when you knit with a loom in order to have a nice tight hat.
The Plastic Yarn Needles - will help you close your hat
5. Wiliness and Determination
To Learn this Awesome Craft. Everything at the beginning can be a bit confusing to even to the "craftyest" of people. Just Hang in there. This is so cool. You're goring to be soooo happy that you took the time to learn to how to loom knit hats.
Below is a simple Size Guide
Hats are Made Using the Round Looms
The Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Set of Looms Comes with 4 Differant Sizes
Size Chart for other brands loom: Click Here
* Yellow Loom - Extra Large .......* Large Adults / Men
* Green / Purple Loom - Large.......* Adults and Teens
* Red Loom - Medium..........* Toddlers / Children
* Blue Loom - Small .........* Preemie Hats and Socks
The looms look huge and give a wrong perspective of the actual size of the hat. The knit hat will shrink when completed so follow this guideline when choosing your loom.
Also consider placing the loom over your head - it should fit snug. The hat is actually the size of the inside of the loom.
Yarn to Loom Knit Hats
Any Yarn Works Good
Thick Yarn Works Better
For a Weight Chart Click Here
I Prefer Worsted-Weight Yarn - Sounds Funny but Works Great
Medium, also called Worsted-weight is the recommened thickness for outdoor winter knits like hats, scraves and even blankets.
Some Product Features:
* Finished projects resist pilling from wear and maintain that just finished look; in 3-pack
* 3-Skeins of 100-percent pill resistant acrylic fiber each skein is 4-ounce 203-yards
* Machine wash and dry for easy care
* 12 Richly color coordinating solids
For a Tight Knit , Avoid Holes & Finish Quicker
ALWAYS use heavy yarn and two strands when you knit on a loom.
It may seem excessive but it is worth it.
From Start to Finish Video - Lesson for a Basic Hat - Beginners EASY
Learn in minutes !
* How to Start Your Loom Knit Hat
* How to Make the Brim
* How to Close the Hat
Loom a Hat Video
From Start to Finish
For Us Visual Learners
How Many Rows for My Hat?
For a Custom Fit Formula: How to Video Click Here
Men, Women, Boy, Girl - Same Rule: Measure from top of head to the middle of the ear. 4 rows for every inch. For Brim which is folded double that length. (ex.. 2 inch Brim - you knit 4 inches because you have to fold it. Note: Adjust for yarn thickness.
How Many Rows? Here is a Customized Answer - Works with all your knitting projects
First Step to Looming: The Optional Knot - Click on the Pictures for InstructionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Let's Start Loom Knitting !Click thumbnail to view full-size
Loom Knit the Brim - Note: You need 2 X the knitting of your desired brim sizeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Close / Finish the Loom Knit HatClick thumbnail to view full-size
Loom Knit a Baby Hat - Newborn and Preemies - Sometimes the Person that Needs the Hat is Little
I prefer this no brim technique for the the baby hat. What looks like a brim is a soft fold at the end of the hat.
BTY: For a different look - turn them inside out.— LoomaHat.com
Add a Flower to Your Loom Knit Hat - EASY
To Learn How to Make a Felt Fabric Flower Click Here!
Add Pom Poms to Your Knit Hats
The Easy Way
Now that you know how to make a knifty knitter hat lickity split why not add pom poms. It makes your hat really cute whether your two or twenty-two years old. Using the Clover Pom Pom Maker makes it EXTRA easy. That is what I'm all about. If there is a simpler way to do it well then that is how I want to do it because I have 9 other things pending. So watch the video, How to Make Pom Pom, for a quick instructional on this really cool tool.
To Attach Pom Pom to Knifty Kniiter Hat: When you have completed the knifty knitter hat you end up with two loose strings. The same thing happens when you finish the Clover Pom Pom. Use those loose strings to attach the Pom Pom to the Hat.
To Learn How to Make Pom Poms Click Here!
Several techniques to choose from. I prefer the Clove tool in order to make a perfect pom-pom everytime
Make a Tiny Pom Pom with a Fork - Funny and Useful
NOTE: I like to leave two long strings on my pom poms. Trimming is fun - Good practice for those of you that always wondered whether you could trim an Afro. Now I know I can - just waiting for a willing victim .... I mean person.
Attach Pom Pom to the Knifty Knitter Hat - Click Each Picture for InstructionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Loom Knit Hats Become a Loom Knit Doll - Made with Two Premie Hats
If you can make two hats you can make this cute doll... Isn't that Cool.
Loom Knit Hats Become Purses
If You Can Make a
Knifty Knitter Hat
You Can Make a
Knifty Knitter Purse
Knifty Knitter Hat Becomes a Purse - Just Follow the Instructions Below
We already know you can make the hat. You might need practice but you can do it ! So with that knowledge ....
1. To make the purse just knit a long hat. The length that you would like the purse.
2. Make the pull string: (you can crochet or braid three strings and tie a knot on the ends). Feed the string with a bobby pin or something like it, through the brim of the knit hat. Leave two ends like you would see on sweat pants. Put on pom pom on each end.
3. Make the strap: Braid nine long strings of yarn. - The length that you want the strap. - Tie them at the ends.- Sew ends to the inside or outside of the purse. To cover the thread add two decorative buttons.
Loom Knit a Flower for the Hat- EASY
You can Create it with the Flower Loom
Beautiful Loom Hats can usually be made in a little under an hour. I sometimes add hand made appliques like maybe a little fabric flower which can be made in just minutes. Soooo very easy. You can make them out of scrape felt material and a spare button, or with left over yarn make a circular applique like the one in the picture.
Here is How I Did It:
This Hat was made using a Large Yellow Knifty Knitter Circular Loom for the Hat and a Small Blue Knifty Knitter Circular Loom For the appliquÃ© . If you want a smaller version use the Small Pink Knifty Knitter Flower Loom for the appliquÃ©. Scroll up to Watch the Video for a basic tutorial.
When I was done making the hat I turned it inside out which to me gives it a more girly look.
To make the AppliquÃ©: The Flat Hat Flower I completed a brim and then continued as if I was making a hat but stopped within a couple of times around the circle loom making sure not to make it to long. Maybe three times. I pulled the half completed hat shut to close the top in the same manner that you would a completed hat, pressed it flat and attached a bottom. That easy.
In Short: the circular applique is a half finished teeny tiny hat flattened down with a button on the top, which became the middle.... cool isn't it ?
Re-Introducing the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom - More then Flowers
Take a look at the white and orange hat appliquÃ©. I have made it with the flower loom. One more idea for the road... Use it to make knit hats for your small Doll
I have used this tool for a number of projects. Plus I love making my applique in many colors and to add it to things other then my hats.. Like knit purses and sweaters.
How About a Friendship Bracelet
If you can loom knit a hat - you can loom knit this is to make friendship bracelet. Just watch to step-by-step video below
Do You Need a Pattern ? - NO !
I Know Some Folks Won't Like My Answer
I have made hundreds of these loom hats using the Knifty Knitter kits. What I like best about them is that I don't NEED a pattern. I basically eyeball my progress to know when to stop, continue or change what I'm doing. I can make my knity knitter hats this way because my hats are simple. That allows me to watch TV, listen to an e-book , participate in my kids conversations while all along I'm loom knitting hats.
Here is my rule of thumb:
The Brim: As I go around the loom at the beginning of my project I know that I need twice my desired width of the brim because I have to fold the knitting in half to create the brim
The Hat: As I continue to loom knit my hat after I have created the brim I know that my hat needs to be about 1 and 1/2 inches longer then I want my hat to be because when I pull the top shut I will loose some length.
That's all there is to loom knitting a hat. The patterns are for those that don't have mild ADHD like I do. I can't focus like that and because I know I don't have to so I don't want to. Will I some day try a pattern? - Yes. But for now this works for me.
HOWEVER, If you want to make elaborate hats, doll out-fits, socks that are the same size - then YES you need a pattern scroll down for some books with loom patterns or surf the net or check out a Squidoo Lens with Knifty Knitter patterns
Books on Loom Knitting
Folks Want to Know
Do you think loom knitting is easier then regular knitting?
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Sharing Love with
Those That Need it Most
Loom Knit Hats for the Homeless
Please consider doing this project for fun and for charity. So many folks are without shelter in our cold streets. Most of our heat is lost through the top of our heads. Your knifty knitter loom knit hats can be such a precious treasure to homeless people. Consider bringing your friends, family, church group, club members or neighbors together for this project. Then research shelters near your home to donate your knit hats. Note that homeless mothers with children are not that rare so any size hat is perfect. THANK YOU!
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Links to Shelters and Other Knit Hat Distribution Sites
- Christian Shelter Directory
The Homeless Shelter Directory was started as a list of homeless shelters. They now provide a long list programs.
Hats for the Homeless grew out of the heart of one young man who cared about those less fortunate. He died suddenly in 1998. Hats for the Homeless was created in his memory to continue the tradition he started.
- Miami Rescue Mission
My hometown shelter that I love dearly. Yes, a person in Florida could use a Loom Knit Hat. We get cold here too.
- Relief Share
Relief Share provides clothing & bedding for babies, quilts for the aged, essentials & household goods for those who have lost everything in floods, house fires, or due to job loss. We help wherever help is needed.
- The American Hospital Directory
Free hospital profiles. Use versatile search tools to explore our database of hospital information. Create a list or a map of hospitals that match your interests. .
Listen Here Great New Knitter .....
Please.. Please ... Please consider using your precious craft creations to bless those less fortunate.
If you're not to keen on my charitable application for this project I KNOW there's one out there that better suits you. Just Look and You'll Find it.
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Visit LoomaHat.com for a Free tutorial on how to make this beautiful dress
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