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.