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Loom Knit Hats - EASY

Updated on November 24, 2014

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..

If you want to skip to the Instructional VIDEO: Loom Knitting from Start to Finish :

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Knifty Knitter Kids
Knifty Knitter Kids

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.

3. Yarn

It's Best to double your yarn when you knit with a loom in order to have a nice tight hat.

4. Needle

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.

Loom Size?

Below is a simple Size Guide

Knifty Knitter Looms
Knifty Knitter Looms

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

But

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 Instructions

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To make this knot follow the instructions under the pictures1. Best to start with two strands. This will make for a thick, tight knit.2. Loop the strands around your index finger.3. Wrap one side over the other4. Pull the loop through the open hole5. This will leave you with a loop knot6. Put the loop knot over the outside peg.7. Tighten the knot around the peg
To make this knot follow the instructions under the pictures
To make this knot follow the instructions under the pictures
1. Best to start with two strands. This will make for a thick, tight knit.
1. Best to start with two strands. This will make for a thick, tight knit.
2. Loop the strands around your index finger.
2. Loop the strands around your index finger.
3. Wrap one side over the other
3. Wrap one side over the other
4. Pull the loop through the open hole
4. Pull the loop through the open hole
5. This will leave you with a loop knot
5. This will leave you with a loop knot
6. Put the loop knot over the outside peg.
6. Put the loop knot over the outside peg.
7. Tighten the knot around the peg
7. Tighten the knot around the peg

Let's Start Loom Knitting !

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Pull the strands back behind the first peg and out to the side, in front of the peg to the right of it.Bring it forward in front of the first peg and wrap around to the back of the peg.Going clockwise do the same with the next peg.Go completely around the loom. Start the second row.Go around the loom twice.When you have completed to rows around the loom, get your hook and start with the first peg by slipping your hook under the bottom wrapped loop.Pull the loop over the peg... You have started looming
Pull the strands back behind the first peg and out to the side, in front of the peg to the right of it.
Pull the strands back behind the first peg and out to the side, in front of the peg to the right of it.
Bring it forward in front of the first peg and wrap around to the back of the peg.
Bring it forward in front of the first peg and wrap around to the back of the peg.
Going clockwise do the same with the next peg.
Going clockwise do the same with the next peg.
Go completely around the loom. Start the second row.
Go completely around the loom. Start the second row.
Go around the loom twice.
Go around the loom twice.
When you have completed to rows around the loom, get your hook and start with the first peg by slipping your hook under the bottom wrapped loop.
When you have completed to rows around the loom, get your hook and start with the first peg by slipping your hook under the bottom wrapped loop.
Pull the loop over the peg... You have started looming
Pull the loop over the peg... You have started looming

Loom Knit the Brim - Note: You need 2 X the knitting of your desired brim size

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Measure your knitting. It should be twice your desired width of your brim. I like 2 inches - so my knitting is 4 inches. Why? Because I will be folding the knitting in half  to create the brim.Look for the curly knitting at the bottom and find the very first row.Pulling it in from the inside of the loom and up towards the pegs.Grap a loop ( made of two strings ) - take it towards a peg.Each loop will go over a peg. You will have the SAME number of loops as you have pegs.Continue around the loom doing the sameMake sure you have No left over pegs or loopsYou will then loom knit with the hook as before. Taking the bottom to top of the peg and overPut a finger on the top loops (they will be loose) so that they don't come off as you loom.Take the bottom to top of the peg and over. Continue all the way around.. When youve gone completely around you will have a brim. Wrap yarn around the pegs as before and start knitting the rest of your hat.
Measure your knitting. It should be twice your desired width of your brim. I like 2 inches - so my knitting is 4 inches. Why? Because I will be folding the knitting in half  to create the brim.
Measure your knitting. It should be twice your desired width of your brim. I like 2 inches - so my knitting is 4 inches. Why? Because I will be folding the knitting in half to create the brim.
Look for the curly knitting at the bottom and find the very first row.
Look for the curly knitting at the bottom and find the very first row.
Pulling it in from the inside of the loom and up towards the pegs.
Pulling it in from the inside of the loom and up towards the pegs.
Grap a loop ( made of two strings ) - take it towards a peg.
Grap a loop ( made of two strings ) - take it towards a peg.
Each loop will go over a peg. You will have the SAME number of loops as you have pegs.
Each loop will go over a peg. You will have the SAME number of loops as you have pegs.
Continue around the loom doing the same
Continue around the loom doing the same
Make sure you have No left over pegs or loops
Make sure you have No left over pegs or loops
You will then loom knit with the hook as before. Taking the bottom to top of the peg and over
You will then loom knit with the hook as before. Taking the bottom to top of the peg and over
Put a finger on the top loops (they will be loose) so that they don't come off as you loom.
Put a finger on the top loops (they will be loose) so that they don't come off as you loom.
Take the bottom to top of the peg and over. Continue all the way around.. When youve gone completely around you will have a brim. Wrap yarn around the pegs as before and start knitting the rest of your hat.
Take the bottom to top of the peg and over. Continue all the way around.. When youve gone completely around you will have a brim. Wrap yarn around the pegs as before and start knitting the rest of your hat.

Close / Finish the Loom Knit Hat

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When you have your hat at the desired length it's time to close the hat. Start by taking your working yarn almost around the whole loom.Cut the yarn.Thread a yarn needle. Put it through the loop on the peg.Use the yarn on the needle to pull of the yarn on the peg.Gather the loops to the left as you the loops off the pegs until there are no more loops on the loom.Grap the loose string from your hatPull the string tight towards your. The hole should start closingPut your needle through the hole you just pulled close and turn you hat inside out.Use your needle to sew the hole shut.Make a knot. Turn your hat inside out again ... If you want to..... I don't
When you have your hat at the desired length it's time to close the hat. Start by taking your working yarn almost around the whole loom.
When you have your hat at the desired length it's time to close the hat. Start by taking your working yarn almost around the whole loom.
Cut the yarn.
Cut the yarn.
Thread a yarn needle. Put it through the loop on the peg.
Thread a yarn needle. Put it through the loop on the peg.
Use the yarn on the needle to pull of the yarn on the peg.
Use the yarn on the needle to pull of the yarn on the peg.
Gather the loops to the left as you the loops off the pegs until there are no more loops on the loom.
Gather the loops to the left as you the loops off the pegs until there are no more loops on the loom.
Grap the loose string from your hat
Grap the loose string from your hat
Pull the string tight towards your. The hole should start closing
Pull the string tight towards your. The hole should start closing
Put your needle through the hole you just pulled close and turn you hat inside out.
Put your needle through the hole you just pulled close and turn you hat inside out.
Use your needle to sew the hole shut.
Use your needle to sew the hole shut.
Make a knot. Turn your hat inside out again ... If you want to..... I don't
Make a knot. Turn your hat inside out again ... If you want to..... I don't

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

Knifty Knitter Hat with Felt Flower
Knifty Knitter Hat with Felt Flower

To Learn How to Make a Felt Fabric Flower Click Here!

Knifty Knitter Hat with Clover Pom Poms
Knifty Knitter Hat with Clover Pom Poms

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 Instructions

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The Knifty Knitter Hat will have two loose strings and so will your Clover Pom PomGrab the StringsWrap One Set Over the OtherCreate a KnotMake Sure Your Knot is Tight. Repeat to Make a Second Knot.
The Knifty Knitter Hat will have two loose strings and so will your Clover Pom Pom
The Knifty Knitter Hat will have two loose strings and so will your Clover Pom Pom
Grab the Strings
Grab the Strings
Wrap One Set Over the Other
Wrap One Set Over the Other
Create a Knot
Create a Knot
Make Sure Your Knot is Tight. Repeat to Make a Second Knot.
Make Sure Your Knot is Tight. Repeat to Make a Second Knot.

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

Knifty Knitter Purses
Knifty Knitter Purses

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.

Your Done.

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 appliqué . If you want a smaller version use the Small Pink Knifty Knitter Flower Loom for the appliqué. 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 Appliqué: 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 appliqué. I have made it with the flower loom. One more idea for the road... Use it to make knit hats for your small Doll

Knifty Knitter 4-1/2 Inch Flower Loom
Knifty Knitter 4-1/2 Inch Flower Loom

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

Knit Friendship Bracelet
Knit 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

Spinningalpacayarns.com
Spinningalpacayarns.com

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

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Those That Need it Most

Homeless Mother and Baby
Homeless Mother and Baby

Charitable Application

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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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.

If You Can Loom Knit a Hat - You can Make a Dress for Your Barbie

Loom-Knit-a-Doll-Dress
Loom-Knit-a-Doll-Dress

Visit LoomaHat.com for a Free tutorial on how to make this beautiful dress

If You Learn to Loom Knit a Hat - You Can Make Booties - Loom Knitting a Pair of Booties Only Has One Step That's Different

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      bdkz 5 years ago

      Very cute!

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      MissionBoundCre 5 years ago

      Thank you Bonnie. So glad to see you take a look at my lens.

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      VSP 5 years ago

      Great lens. Our church has a ministry called Purls to the World. Some crochet, some knit. Hats, afghans, burial gowns for babies, etc., which are donated to a variety of places.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love you missions heart and practical applications, delightfully done!

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Beautiful and yet functional . Great topiic. Congrads on your Squidoo trophy. Am going for my next. So many new topics to explore ! Thanks.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      I love my knifty knitter! Great lens. Blessed.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      My mother makes hats and donates them to several organizations in northern California. Your designs are beautiful, and your clear instructons give me hope that I could actually do this too.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks so much for sharing your cleverness.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      that is really nice and i would like to learn that... God bless you for giving them out to the homeless kiddos

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Great lens! My daughter found one of these looms on clearence at JoAnn's a few months ago. She hasn't done much with it yet, but I might try it out now! Thanks for the info!! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Brandi Bush: You should try it, it's a lot of fun! I tried it for the first time last month and now I can't stop looming. I also ordered $40 worth of looming books.

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      so cute!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Using a styles work a lot better and it faster. It make from a big pen. I saw this on you tube with Mickey.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great info. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      congratulations on this lens

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      OneHappyFeet 4 years ago

      Great instructions and pics. Thanks

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      MissionBoundCre 4 years ago

      @OneHappyFeet: Thank you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have made hats and scarfs on the loom but my son wants a neck tie. Does anyone have a pattern for this or any suggestions?

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      MissionBoundCre 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have seen it several times on the internet. Try Google images. Hope to have a How to article about soon on http://www.Loomahat.com

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Wonderful lens!!! It helped me out a lot... Thanks a lot for sharing!

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