Loom Knit Baby Hat Pattern

It has been a while since I’ve posted on my blog. I have been swamped with commissioned pieces, Christmas gift knitting, and one selfish knitting event KAL on Ravelry.

Just before or maybe it was right around the Holiday Season began I promised to publish a loom knit baby hat pattern which I am finally coming through on.  The previous baby hats I created on the loom I donated to our local hospital NICU department.  Recently I was alerted to a new need for baby hats on Ravelry through Pens, Hook and Needles group.  I could not resist and this time while I created a design as I went along I wrote it out so I would remember what I did and share it with you my Followers.

I am creating a video tutorial I will be uploading to my YouTube Channel for how to make this loom knit hat as well.  When it is available for viewing I welcome you to watch, subscribe, leave a thumbs up (pretty please and thank you!), and/or a comment in the comment section.  If you would be so kind to invite others to view and subscribe to my YouTube Channel I will be ever so grateful.  I plan on making tutorials on a monthly basis to increase activity level to retain current Subscribers and gain new ones. Please feel free to suggest topics to be covered on my channel as well as here.Links to my video tutorials will be listed in order at the bottom of this post.  You will have to copy and paste the information into your web browser.

I apologize for lacking a photo of the finished hat.  I am working on getting one uploaded.  For now please accept my invitation to view the completed hat on my InstaGram account.  Just click the link, or if you’re so inclined write the address down and enter into your Web Browser.  Thank you for your patience while I work on getting the photo issue resolved!

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With no further adieu here is the pattern.

Materials/Supplies

24 peg round loom

Lion Brand Homespun approx 35-50 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice approx 35-50 yds

Loom Pick/Hook

Large Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Preparation

Wind the Homespun and Vanna’s Choice together into one ball.  (This helps a bit to decrease the uneven tension that occurs when using two balls separately.)

Hat Band

CO using E-Wrap method

Rnd 1:  Knit stitch around

Rnd 2:  Purl stitch around.

Rep these 2 rnds once more. (Total Rnds: CO + 4 rnds= 6)

Body of Hat

Rnd 1:  E-wrap stitch knit around.

Rnd 2:  U-wrap stitch around.

Rep these two rnds 4 times (Total rnds 10)

Rep Round 1 of Body of Hat rnds once more. (Total rnds 11)

Cast Off

Cut approx 12″ of yarn.  Thread needle and use Needle bind off method for casting off.  Pull through tightly to create a Starburst top at crown of hat.

Finish Hat

Bring yarn to inside of hat.  Secure, weave in approx 2″ of yarn ends, pull taut, clip yarn ends close to hat.

Bring yarn to inside of hat band, weave in approx 2″ inside of hat, pull taut, clip close to band.

You now have an adorable baby hat that’s soft and warm!

-linnstercrafts

XxxX!

Video Links:

Lesson One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzhP_vapXE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Right Side of an Amigurumi

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I showed you the invisible decrease in my last post. Now I want to show you the other Amigurumi secret to help your stuffed toys look their best.

Amigurumi “fabric” has a right side and a wrong side just like most fabrics. When the right side faces out the toy is shapely and smooth. When the wrong side faces out it can distort the shape and it gives an odd texture to the outside of the toy.

The way I originally learned about right side and wrong side (apart from doing it wrong a time or two) is from the look of the stitches.

On the right side, the stitches are little “v” shapes and you can’t see the top rail of the stitch rows.

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The wrong side looks rougher and has “t” shapes.

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You can also see that the wrong side being out makes the top row lean in…

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Happy Knitting!

Gusset Decrease Section using Magic Loop Method

This photo tutorial will walk you through the steps of the gusset decrease section using the Magic Loop method for knitting in the round which also applies to using dpn’s.  Let’s get started!

Chart for keeping track of decreases and stitch pattern.
Chart for keeping track of decreases and stitch pattern.

Get your chart you made for keeping track of gusset decreases and stitch pattern for the top of the sock. The numbers on the left side of the chart are the round numbers, numbers across the top are the sequence of pattern repeats, on the right side of the chart are the decrease and stitch pattern.  Odd numbered rounds are always decrease and knit across the top of the sock while even numbered rounds you knit across the gusset section and pattern stitch across the top of the sock.

K2tog
K across heel.

Knit across the heel to the end of the heel section. Slip stitch marker.

Heel section completed.
Heel section completed.

This is what your heel section should look like when you reach the end.

Knit to 3 stitches before end of first gusset section.
Knit to 3 stitches before end of first gusset section.

Knit across the first gusset section to 3 stitches before your stitch marker separating gusset section from the top of the foot.  K2tog (knit 2 together), Knit 1.  Slip marker.

Gusset appearance.
Gusset appearance.

Your first gusset stitches and decrease should look like this.

Knit across top of the foot in pattern per your pattern instructions.  Slip marker.

K 1, SSK
K 1, SSK.

After slipping the stitch marker separating top of the foot and second gusset Knit 1, SSK (slip, slip, knit).  To perform the SSK you will slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip the next stitch as if to knit.  Photo above shows how to slip your stitches.

Position of slipped stitches and working needle.
Position of slipped stitches and working needle.

Insert your left needle into the front of the 2 slipped stitches and knit them together with the right needle.  Photo above shows proper position of left and right needles to perform the stitch.  Remember the left needle is always in front of the right needle for this stitch.

Appearance of K 1, SSK completed.
Appearance of K 1, SSK completed.

Notice the SSK (Slip Slip Knit) leans to the right.  This is the correct angle for this stitch.  Knit across the remaining gusset stitches to stitch marker between the gusset and heel.

Second gusset section decrease appearance.
Second gusset section decrease appearance.

You have now successfully performed the first set of gusset decreases.  Your second gusset section should look like this.  You’re ready for Round 2 of the gusset decrease section.  In Round 2 you will knit across the heel, first gusset section, pattern stitch across top of foot, knit across second gusset section.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until you have the required stitch count per your pattern for the size  you are making.  Remember to check off each round on the chart at the end of each round.  There is nothing more frustrating than having to figure out which round you are on in this section!  Even experienced sock knitters forget at times losing precious knitting time in having to get back on track.

**NOTE:  At times I decrease the gusset section a bit more than the pattern calls for as I have narrow feet.  You can do this for a better fit and not affect the pattern stitches of the top of the foot.

Happy Knitting!