Lets Loom Hats!

Hi it’s the one and only Megisha!  Ok remember my first post about how to loom a scarf?  Well, today we are going to loom a hat. It’s kind of like looming a scarf but it is less time consuming and easier (in my opinion). Now forgive me if the photo quallaty isn’t the best but I was watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at 8:00 p.m. in my brother’s bedroom while I worked on this project.

Ohh exciting!

Ohh exciting!

You need: some big, bulky, heavy yarn, a circular loom, a hook and a pair of scissors.

1. Add a knot to the peg.

2. Then start looping it around the other pegs then push that row down.

3. You wrap around the top of the peg again.

4. Now start pulling the bottom row up onto the top row, then push them down.

5. After a few rows take the pice of yarn off the peg then tie a secure knot.

6. Now repeat steps 3 and 4 until your desired length (the way I find out it’s big enough is by pulling the hat onto my head).

7. Cut off a long pice of connecting yarn.

8. Take off the loop from the beginning peg and tie a knot around it (Now I don’t think you need to do this but I think it helps make the hat extra secure).

9. Now you take the yarn and thread it through the loops and be sure to pull on it tightly.

It should look like this when your done.

10. Turn the hat inside out and tie the remaining yarn securely to the hat. Then cut the remaining yarn off. If the knot isn’t strong enough, then the hat will unravel.

This is really fun to do and when I make enough hats, I am going to donate them to a charity that gives hats to people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. The key to making a warm hat is the yarn.  The best yarn to use is that really big thick bulky yarn, like the skein I used for the tutorial.  My favorite colored yarn to use is a multi colored yarn, but these are not wind resistant (You could line them with felt if you wanted to).  Now whatever yarn you use, don’t EVER use thin and stringy yarn, the knit is too hole-y and looks silly (believe me, I know!).  You can also add-on a pom-pom to the top of your hat.



Hi, this is my first post on this blog :]

Since I LOVE looming and it is getting cold, I am going to teach you how to make a scarf 😀  You will need a loom, a hook (not from a pirate), a pair of scissors, and a BIG ball of yarn!

Now follow the steps C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y!

1. First tie a slip knot or tie a single lose knot like me onto a side…knobby.

2. Then loop the yarn around the top knobbies in a triangular motion.

3. Then wrap the yarn around like this then gently push down (you only really need to do this the first time you put the yarn on).

4. Then wrap the yarn around, in the same way, as second time.

5. Take the hook, lift the bottom yarn above the top yarn and slip it off the knobby.  Repeat with each knobby.

 6. Secure the end loop under around the end knobby (you will be undoing this, do not make a knot) and push the yarn to the bottom of the loom.

(It should look like this after you’re done)

7. After completing 8-10 rows, you will want to finish the end that you started.  To do this, undo the knot that you tied at the beginning (on the end knobby) and tie it twice around the first loop to make sure your scarf doesn’t unravel.  (Make sure to leave your working yarn on the loom.  You are not taking this off yet and will still be making your scarf).

8. Put the first two loops on the hook and flip the back loop over the hook (making a series of slip-knots) and repeat this process until at the end of the end.

9. Tie the last two loops together.

10. Trim the excess yarn.  (See how I’m working from the bottom of the loom?  This is the part of the scarf that you have finished so far)

11. After you finish the end, flip the loom back over and continue with steps 2 – 6.  Continue until the scarf is as tall as you are or if it is for someone else, about as tall as they are. (WARNING: This step takes a long time so when you get the hang of it watch a movie.)

12. When you are happy with the length, take the loops that are farther away from you and flip them onto the row closest to you and flip the bottom row over the top row.

13. Cut a generous amount of yarn off of the remaining ball of yarn and tie it to the first loop (if you have any excess use for another scarf or project).

14. Then you tie off the end with your remanding yarn.

15. Then repeat steps 8, 9, and 10. Trim off the excess yarn.

16 . Now show of your work!!! (WARNING: Looming may cause you to get Looming pox, the illness that I suffer from :P, the signs of Looming pox is: Obsessive looming, draining your wallet of cash to buy yarn and in rare cases, having a how-to-loom tutorial for your first post on your new blog. Sarcasm. Sort of…)

Scarfs can be great holiday gifts and are easy and fun to make too.  You can add different collars (make sure the yarn has the same texture for a good effect)  just make sure you tie a really good knot to connect the yarn or it will fall apart, or you can make a pom-pom and tie it to the ends of the scarfs (so you won’t have a pom-pom itching your neck), or use thicker or thiner yarn. HINT: The thicker the yarn the warmer it is, if you use a thick yarn try to make it thiner in width so you can put it on. If you are using thiner yarn then the scarf will not be as warm you would want to have in a freezing climate like Alaska. One time I made three different colored scarfs the same length, used some coordinating yarn and sewed them together to make a blanket. The possibilities are endless. You can also find charities that collect scarfs or donate them to a children’s hospital or a convalescent home.

Be bold. Be daring. Be you! Until next time!!!