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How to Make a Knifty Knitter Hat - Free Pattern for Beginners

Updated on February 7, 2018
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Loom Knit Hat Pattern

Loom Knit Hat with a Twist
Loom Knit Hat with a Twist | Source

Free Hat Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Looms

This is a basic hat pattern that a beginner can make quickly and easily on the Knifty Knitter round looms. It can be made in only an hour and is a good starter pattern. Below is the loom you will want, depending on the size of hat you are making.

  • blue round loom for preemie, infant and doll hats
  • red round loom for a baby or small child
  • green round loom for older children or small adults
  • yellow round loom for adult size hats

Note: Wrapping the loom loosely will make knitting much easier!

You will need:

  • 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. (A stretchy yarn works best.)
  • Round Knifty Knitter loom of choice
  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • Yarn Needle

How to Make a Knifty Knitter Hat - Beginner Instructions

  1. Holding 2 yarns together as if they are one, Cast On by e wrapping each peg of the loom once in a clockwise direction.
  2. Ewrap the loom again. Knit off by using the Knifty Knitter hook to bring the bottom loop over the top loop of each peg and releasing it toward the inside of the loom. Repeat this step 3 times.
  3. Beginning with the first peg of the round, lift the loop gently off the peg trying not to twist it. Place the loop on the second peg. Remove the loop from the 3rd peg in the row and place it on the 4th peg. Continue around the loom lifting every other loop off it's peg and placing it on the next peg. When you've reached the end of the row, knit off lifting the bottom loop over the top loop of each peg that has 2 loops.
  4. Ewrap all the pegs of the loom. Knit off all pegs that have two loops.
  5. Ewrap the loom. Knit off.
  6. Repeat steps 3 -5 until the hat reaches the desired length. (For a preemie hat, steps 3-5 should be repeated approximately 4 times.)
  7. Cut the working yarn 1 foot from the hat. Thread the working yarn through a yarn needle. Lift each loop off the peg and sew through it with the yarn needle. After all the loops have been removed from the loom, turn the hat inside out and and pull the working yarn tightly until it draws the top of the hat closed. Tie it off and cut the remaining working yarn. Work any loose end into the inside of the knitted hat.
  8. Turn the hat right side out and you are finished!

Loom Knit Hat Pattern with a Brim

Knifty Knitter Brim Hat
Knifty Knitter Brim Hat

Knifty Knitter Hat with Brim - How to Make a Knifty Knitter Hat

Here's another hat pattern that shows how to make a basic hat with a brim. The knit is doubled up as if making a hem in sewing. This gives a double thickness to the brim area and keeps if from rolling. Single panel knit without a brim will roll around the bottoms. The rolling is a unique look and sometimes desired, but the brim shown here offers a more finished style. You can find the instructions to make a brim hat at the link below or in the video.

How to Make a Hat with a Brim

Loom Knit Hat with Brim

Cupcake Hat

Cupcake Hat

This adorable cupcake hat is from the "This Mama Knits" blog. It's made with Caron Simply Soft yarn and the green round loom.


Pattern for the Cupcake Hat

Beaded Hat

Knifty Knitter Beaded Hat
Knifty Knitter Beaded Hat
Putting on the Beads
Putting on the Beads

Loom Knit Hat with Beads

The yellow hat shown above was done on the red round loom, so it is the right size for a baby. The picture of the blue loom shows how the beads are added to the yarn while looming. The pattern is unique in that it shows a new loom knitter the technique for stringing beads onto the yarn before wrapping and knitting to create a knit project embellished with beads. Creative! You can apply this technique to many other knitted items including shrugs and scarves.

Pattern for the Beaded Hat

Did you understand the Knifty Knitter hat pattern?

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Hat with Vertical Stripes - Preemie Size

Knifty Knitter Round Looms

Knitting Loop Board Holder with Hook Kit, Large & Small Knifty Weaving Round Circle Set (Plastic Looms for Scarf, Socks, Hats, Craft Crochet) + Patterns & Instructions for Beginners & Kids
Knitting Loop Board Holder with Hook Kit, Large & Small Knifty Weaving Round Circle Set (Plastic Looms for Scarf, Socks, Hats, Craft Crochet) + Patterns & Instructions for Beginners & Kids

The round loom set has 4 sizes of looms to ensure you have the perfect size for your next hat. You can buy them individually, or as a set. The yellow loom makes large adult hats. The green loom makes small adult and children's hats. The red loom makes baby hats. The blue loom is a bit too small for hat making, but is sometimes used to make hats for dolls.

 

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      seahorse60 

      4 years ago

      Thanks to you I have now knitted my first hat!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I think that I wonder the yarn to tight and now I have to start again

    • hsschulte profile imageAUTHOR

      hsschulte 

      5 years ago

      @hsschulte: Melanie,

      If you are referring to the lacy appearance of the knit, that is the way it is intended. Look at the photo at the top of the page.

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      hsschulte 

      5 years ago

      @hsschulte: Melanie,

      If you are referring to the lacy appearance of the knit, that is the way it is intended. Look at the photo at the top of the page.

    • hsschulte profile imageAUTHOR

      hsschulte 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Melanie, gaps where?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Is there supposed to be a gaps once you've completed 3-5? Or will this close up once it's actually off the loom?

    • hsschulte profile imageAUTHOR

      hsschulte 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: I am very glad you enjoyed it Sophie!

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      hsschulte 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Rylee, I use 2.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Used 2 strands together as if it were one unless the yarn you are using is thick.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      When you erap the yarn do you do it with two yarns or one???

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Love that I found this site!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Hey this is great even for an old man to make.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      easy and lots of fun

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love these looms. I have made several hats and gave them to the local mission.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      thanks for this informative lens. My Mom makes scarves and hats all the time. Nice lens.

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      PoeticChristian 

      6 years ago

      I use the knifty knitter as well and I make my hats with a brim, I love my knitter sets. It takes me about 2.5 hours to make one hat. Thanks for the info.Good to see that someone else uses the knifty knitter as well. Very clear instructions.

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      JeenieJolie 

      6 years ago

      Ok so I was trying this pattern as I was gaining the length I thought was right for my son, I tried it on him. When I "put" it on him the whole pattern stretched out and the holes were just HUGE. He's 5 yr. old, I'm using the red rim... I need to change to green? I thought it would be too big though lol

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      Tracy Smith 

      6 years ago from Maryville, TN

      It great to have these hats on hand too. Not only are they great for my kids but there great to give to kids I see that don't have a hat on.

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