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Make an Awesome Hat with Loom Knitting!

teacher avatar Holly J Cat, Creative Craftsperson

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Choose Your Yarn

    • 3. Supplies & Finding the End

    • 4. Casting On

    • 5. Making the Brim

    • 6. Continuing the Hat

    • 7. Switching Colors (optional)

    • 8. Closing the Hat

    • 9. Adding a Pom Pom (optional)

    • 10. Closing Thoughts & Project

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About This Class

I love loom knitting! You can knit anything from a small simple hat to a big cozy blanket. In this class, I'll show you my process for making a simple hat using a round loom as well as a few other basic tools.

This step-by-step loom knitting class is aimed at beginner level students, but all are welcomed to take the course. We will go through supplies needed, basic terms, casting on, making the brim, knitting the rest of the hat, and closing the hat as well as a couple other bonus lessons.

Several years ago when I was attending college, my roommate taught me the art of loom knitting. I remember having so much fun looming away while we watched episodes of shows (like Doctor Who) together whenever we decided to take a break from studying (which was often).

I've learned a lot since then about the ways of the loom, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can experience the joy of creating something wearable for yourself (or someone you know) and smile saying, "You see that cool thing? I made that."

By the end of this class, I hope you have discovered how delightful loom knitting can be as well as learned a new skill to add to your leisure list.

Happy Looming! ^-^

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1. Introduction: you there. Have you ever wanted to net your very own hat but felt intimidated or discourage once you looked up a complex knitting pattern? Or maybe you're just curious what limiting is? Well, whatever the case, I'm glad you stopped by today. Hi, I'm Holly. I've been loom knitting for over five years now, and I'm excited to share what I've learned with you. In this course, you'll not only get started with Lou knitting, you'll make your very own wearable hat. When people ask you where you got your stylish hat from, you can say with confidence. Oh, why this old thing? I made it myself. But the end of this course you should have a completed hat that you or someone you know can wear Your project for this class is simple. Create a wearable loom knitted hat that suits you or someone you know. Now let's get started 2. Choose Your Yarn: hello and welcome to class. Before we get into supplies, you should first choose your yarn. If you already have your urine selected, you can go ahead and skip to the next lesson. Skein, weight or the thickness of your yard is important for traditional knitting or crushing yarn . Weight is what's used to determine how many stitches it takes to net one inch Whoever since we will be using a loom, the number of stitches is already set out for us. Ultimately, the yarn will influence the final look of your hat. The thinner the yarn, the more space there will be between each stitch. If you use thicker yarn, you'll have minimal gaps between stitches. But it's up to you and how you want your final piece toe look. For most yarn brands, you should be able to locate the yarns. Weight brands can vary on how they label the yarn thickness, so if you want thicker yarn, be sure to go bulky personally. My go to Yard Reyes four medium since it's not as pricey as bulkier waits tend to be. And in order to minimize gaps, I double my urine for my 36 pay gloom, or I use my 66 Pegler next up. I'll show you what supplies you'll need for this project, 3. Supplies & Finding the End: For this project, you will need yarn around knitting loom, a knitting room book, a pair of scissors, a your needle and a measuring tape or ruler. For my project, I used about 200 yards of yarn total, but remember for my hat, I doubled my on. So if you aren't W yarn, I would estimate you need roughly 100 yards of yarn to make an average adult sized hat. However, this depends on how big you want your have to be and how bulky your yarn is. What end out just by more yard, especially if you're making a pom pom to go with it. Before we cast on, you'll need to find the end of yuan. Typically, a skein of yarn will have two ends of yarn. The preferred yarn and to find is located in the center of one of the sides of the yard. If you can't see it, try to dig and pull gently in the center of one side of the yard. Try the other side. If you aren't having any luck, you may have to pull out a bunch of yarn from the middle of the skein. If the end still isn't visible. Another option is to use the other end of yarn, which is usually more visible. This is typically located on the outside of the yarn underneath the label. Next, we will finally begin the hat making process and cast on. 4. Casting On: The very first step to creating something in the loom is what's known as the cast on. There are many ways to do this, but today we'll be using the E wrap stitch. It's important to cast on so that your yarn is securely in place in case you let go or you want to take a break to begin, take your yarn, make a slipknot and tighten it around the anchor pig, which is the extra paid that sticks out the side of the loom. If you don't have an anchor peg, just be sure to have about six inches of excess yarn and hold it down until you complete the cast on. Now that you have an anchor for your yarn loop, the yarn clock rise around each peg, going to the right around the entire loom. This is called the E Wrap Stitch, which is the stitch that we will be using for today. Pro tip. If you're doubling your yarn like I am, you can cut your time and effort in half by using two skeins of the same colored yard. Or you could make a multicolored hat by having two different colored skeins of yarn at the same time when he reached the last peg, pushed down the yarn that's there and do another row above the road that's already there. Just make sure that your rose don't overlap. When you reach the end of this row, take the bottom loop of yarn and pull it over the top loop of EON pro tip loose in the last few pegs so that it's easier to loop the yarn over the first peg. Continue to do this for the entire row. After this is completed, you have finished the cast on and can mark one row complete. It's really important to keep track of how many Rosie made I usually use, telling marks on sticky notes, but any method works. 5. Making the Brim: for the Berman. The hat. We will do a total of 20 rows of the rap stitch. This includes the Kasten Row that you just did pushed down the row of existing yarn and the rap net another row above it. Loop the bottom row over the top, just like you did for the cast on after all of the bottom row has been looked over the top row Viane. You can mark off that you completed your second row. Continue to do this for 18 more rose for a total of 20 rows. Pro tip. After you complete six rows, you can take the yarn off of the anchor pick. After you have completed a total of 20 rows, push all of your yarn down to the bottom of beach Peg. Now find a loop of yarn from the very first row. When you did the cast on and loop it over the matching peg. Continue to do this for all of the pegs. This'll might be a little tricky at first, but once you do few loops in a row, it's easier to find the rest of the loops continuing on word. You shouldn't have an extra peg without a urine loop. But if you do, try to double it up with one of the loops next to it. When all of the yarn has been looped over the pegs pulled the bottom row of yarn over the top rope, just like you did for the rap Stitch. Once you've done this to all the pigs, the row is complete and you can continue on to the next lesson. 6. Continuing the Hat: Now that you've completed the brim, you need to figure out how Maney rose you will need for your hat. I made mine with 29 more additional rows, but you can use less or more, depending on what size unique. Here's where the measuring tape or ruler comes in, and here's a chart to help you. By now you're a master at the rap knit stitch. You have the power to decide how long you want your hat to be. Just note that when you're measuring your hat, you'll lose about 3 to 5 rows, depending on how big your hat is. So make sure to add an extra row. If you're not sure protest as your knitting. It's a good idea to press your finger to each loop once it's finished. So if you accidentally like, though you don't lose your whole road. It's so frustrating when this happens, because then you have to redo the entire road that you were just working on. If you're interested in adding a different color of yarn to your hat, or if you want to make a stripe tat, you can go to the switching colors lesson. If you don't need to switch colors, you can go to the closing hat. Lesson 7. Switching Colors (optional): in this bonus portion of the lesson. Also, you had a switch between different colors of yarn. When Lumet a year had, you can switch colors any time you want. You can make a striped hat a two toned hat, a hat with one stripe in the centre. Anything you want, really. You can also reference this lesson if you run out of yarn and need to add on a new strand. In order to switch colors, take the new yarn and tie it to the old yarn close to the base of the peg. Make sure you have at least one inch of excess yarn left. Now cut the old yarn off, leaving at least one inch of access. Young, thin takes the old strand and tie it to the new strand. I typically tie it one more time in order to make sure that it's safe. Then cut off the extra yarn. Make sure you don't cut it too close or the yarn might loosen on. Unravel. Now you can continue on with knitting the rest of the hat. If you want to switch again, just repeat the process. This is what it looks like if you switch to different colors of yarn at the same time. Next up, I will show you how to close the hat. 8. Closing the Hat: When you want to close your head, take your yarn wrapping around the peg ones and cut it. Now take the cut yarn and thread it through the yard. That's on the peg with your knitting hug. You can also do this with your yarn needle. I don't because I almost broke my our needle a few times while trying to get it through Some tighter loops continue to do this with each loop. Every 10 loops are so go back and take some of the threaded loops off the pigs so that you have enough yarn to thread through every single pig. Take the rest of the threaded loops off the pegs and then pull it as tight as you can. Get it thin. Thread the yarn through the yard needle and so the yarn back and forth over the gap until it's covered. - Make sure you tie off the yarn on the inside of the hat. I like to do a few slip knots and then tie them really tight, then cut off the excess. Next, we will go through how to add on a pom pom to you had. If you don't want a pom pom, you can go ahead and go to closing thoughts 9. Adding a Pom Pom (optional): In order to add a pom pom to your hat, take some yarn of the same or a similar color to your pom pom and thread your your needle through it. Another option is to sew it on, using a regular needle and thread. I won't be showing you how to make a pom pom in this class, but here's a picture of one of many ways to do it. Or you can also buy some pre made pompons. Adding a pom pom is easy. So from the inside of the hat through to the top of the pom pom, then so back down through the pom pom and repeat this a few times until it feels securely attached to the hat. Once it feels securely attached, tie a few tight nuts on the inside of the head and cut off the excess. Next up is closing thoughts in your project assignment. 10. Closing Thoughts & Project: congratulations. You have completed a lunatic had that you or someone you know can where I'm excited to see where you created. So make sure to post a photo or two or seven of your completed hat in the project section blow as well as a fund description. It doesn't have to be too long if you consume arise experience of making this project in a sentence. Great. If you want to write a few paragraphs about it, great. If you can boil it all down to one word. Great. If you have any questions or just random thoughts, be sure to post those as well. You can also message me on Instagram at Holly J. Cat. See you later.