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Making hats with Knifty Knitter Looms
Approximately 4 rows = 1"
Knifty Knitter/Boye looms - approx. 3/4" apart from top of one peg to top of next. Diameter is measured from top of one peg to opposite peg on other side of loom.
NOTE: The Green KK loom pegs are slightly farther apart than 3/4" and the yellow loom pegs, slightly closer.
Newborn Loom - Blue 24 pegs 4 3/4" diam. - is for large preemies and small newborns
Brim: 12 rows
Finished brim: 6 rows
Finished hat with brim: 15 rows tall
Baby Loom - Red 31 pegs - fits children 1 - 4
Brim: make 3" then fold up
Finished brim: 1.5"
Finished hat with brim: 6.5" to 7" tall
Child Loom - Green 36 pegs - fits kids 5+, teens, small adults
Brim: make 4" then fold up
Finished brim: 2"
Finished hat with brim: 7" to 8" tall
Adult Loom - Yellow 41 pegs - large heads or use to make blankets by going back and forth instead of around loom
Brim make 5" then fold up
Finished brim: 2.5"
Finished hat with brim: 8" to 9" tall
BASIC E-WRAP for round loom
1) One of the keys is to anchor the yarn in the little thumb tac at the beginning of your round - I leave a 3" tail of yarn.
Wrap LOOSELY (I
place my left thumb near where I am
about to wrap each stitch - see photo#1 below. I loosely wrap
the peg, and gently push the yarn/wrap down, holding the
wraped yarn down until the next peg is wrapped and then I do the same
with that one.)
Go CLOCKWISE around the loom to wrap. The actual peg is actually wrapped in a counterclockwise direction- under and over and around - to form a letter 'e'. It should form a cursive letter 'e' as you wrap each one.
Go all around the loom, wrapping each peg ONE time, with 2 (or 3)
yarn. Now you are
at the thumb tac or beginning. (Photo 1 below)
Start wrapping around each peg one
time for single stitch
go all around.
For a tighter weave,
you can use ONE strand and
wrap the pegs 3
times instead of just twice
gives a tighter
'knit' to the fabric and it's called DOUBLE STITCH-- prefered for
When you are done wrapping twice around, anchor the yarn to the tac by wrapping it around the tac again so it doesn't all unravel.You are ready to knit.
7) Repeat knitting around the ring.
have completed one row of knitting! Now wrap each peg again
Anchor the yarn on tac and knit another row. You are now loom
knitting! Keep wrapping and knitting off.
ITEM FROM LOOM- Bev's Method 1 Makes a 'gathered top'
2) Cut a yarn tail about 15" long.
3) Thread a yarn needle with yarn tail.
4) Insert needle into the 2 strand stitch left on each peg. (figure 1)
5) Pull needle and yarn all the way through the stitch on peg.
6) Lift stitch off peg.
7) Keep removing each stitch on pegs around loom in same manner. (Figure 2) Gather the top and tie a little knot at end of yarn. (Figure 3)
8) Using a crochet hook, pull the tail through to the inside of the hat, and weave it through several stitches to secure it. Cut yarn leaving 1/2" showing inside.
A few videos on YouTube
DS = double stitch
CBS = chunky braid stitch
PCS = popcorn stitch
FS = Flat Stitch
Pocket Knitter instructions
to buy Looms
CinDWoods Craft Looms-- Love the wood used on these looms and the 1/2" gauge on some of them. Their 12 peg bootie loom is fantastic!
Frameknitting - frame looms- I have not purchased their looms, but found them on a loom search.
KISS looms - I have not purchased their looms, but found them on a loom search.
Knittingboard.com I have not purchased their looms, but found them on a loom search.