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Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

My heart is bursting with joy!  There’s a new pattern out there, but it’s not just any old pattern.  This one is special.  The Easy Going Loom Knit Hat was a collaboration in the truest sense of the word.  It all began back in February when I was demoing the textured stitch for the Easy Going Knit Sweater.

One of our own GKK community, Robin Sperry, saw the broadcast and decided to use that stitch pattern in a hat.  When she sent me the pictures of the hat I was blown away at how wonderful it looked and we began talking about the pattern.  I also contacted Yarnspirations since the hat was the perfect accessory to go with their sweater pattern.  It has been months and months of discussion and pattern testing, but the day is here.

Yarnspirations just published their first LOOM KNIT pattern!

This is huge!  Like sliced bread huge.  I’ve been a long-time advocate for our loom knitting community and am thrilled that we are being heard and recognized.  This is exactly what I’ve always wanted for GKK:  our group working together and inspiring each other to influence the craft world.

Let’s make the Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

Pattern:

Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

Yarn:

1 skein of Bernat Roving

(NOTE: The pattern PDF currently lists Patons Classic Wool Roving as the yarn, but that is being corrected.)

Loom:

5/8″ gauge loom* with 48 pegs.  This is either the Knifty Knitter purple hat loom or the Cindwood equivalent.

* Loom gauge is measured from the center of one peg to the center of an adjacent peg.

Supplies:

Measuring tape

Large eye tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Skills learned in this tutorial:

Longtail cast on

Joining in the round

Knit stitches – E-wrap and U-wrap

Purl stitch

SlwyifP – slip stitch with yarn in front of peg

P1 below – purl one stitch from the row below

Decreased crown


Brimming over…

I started with the longtail cast on.  If you’ve never tried it before it’s easy to do and gives a beautiful stretchy edge that is great for hats.  Then I’ll show you how to join in the round.  You CAN just continue working around, but there is a method that will give you smoother join.  Next we’ll work the ribbing.  I’ve got two different hat to show how the look changes depending on where you line up the ribbing.

SlwyifP?!?

No, there’s no toddler at the keyboard.  And no, I’m not using bad language because my yarn is all tangled.  That’s a new abbreviation for this pattern!  It’s impossible to pronounce but so easy to work.  It means: slip stitch with yarn in front of peg.  Just lay your working yarn in front of the peg and move on.  That’s it.  You don’t have to do anything else.  You did something special and unique on the loom to get set up for the next row.  The following row uses a P1below or Purl into the stitch below.  On needles this means you are picking up the stitch you worked on the row before.  This is much easier on the loom because rather than knit the stitch on the previous row and put it back on the peg when we get to the P1below we can purl both loops together and have the exact same result.  I love it!

To top it all off…

Lastly, work a decreased crown using evenly spaced K2tog stitches to give you a perfect fit.  I love the way this crown came out. This method will work on any hat you make on this loom.  That’s it!  Just weave in a few ends and it’s ready to wear.

 

I know many of you have asked for more of the gorgeous needle knit patterns we’ve seen this year from Yarnspirations be converted to the loom and I do hear you.  Let’s work together and show the world everything we can do on a loom!

Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

18 Comments

  1. Ann Balfour 4 weeks ago

    I found the pattern on the Yarn Inspiration website. What I am not pleased with is the price! It is over $8.00. This is a ripoff. Many many patterns on Ravelry are less expensive. Kristen apparently worked for a very long time getting Loom Knitting recognized by Yarn Inspiration and when she FINALLY got them to put a pattern on their website, it is not cheap for a hat. Maybe a blanket, and as much as I would like to make the hat, I refuse to pay that kind of price for a pattern for a hat. Sorry, Kristen, you went to all the trouble you did getting Yarn Inspiration to work with you. Maybe in the future, they will be more “kind” to the loom knitting world as more patterns are added. I am also going to leave a message with their website about the price.

  2. Diane 3 months ago

    Beautiful hat and I’d love to try it but how do I download the pdf file? I didn’t see a link. Thank you

    • Joann Gay
      Joann Gay 3 months ago

      Hi Diane. If you follow the link under Pattern to the Easy Going Loom Knit Hat pattern page at yarnspirations.com you can download the PDF pattern there.

    • Ann Balfour 4 weeks ago

      Go to Yarn Inspirations and when you get to their site, use the SEARCH area and type in LOOM KNIT and the green hat picture Kristen showed will come up. Below the hat is the link for the pattern.

  3. Juanita 6 months ago

    Hi Kristen, this looks like a great hat to try. I love Your broche cowl, will there be a broche hat in the future? there are several online but they don’t look very easy.

  4. Babette Hill 7 months ago

    Thanks for this tip, Robyn. I was hoping to do this on the new KB round loom. Now I know it should work.

    • Robin Sperry 7 months ago

      Would love to see a photo of that when you are done…if you are on facebook, you could post it on GKK’s page in visitor posts or email Kristen it at her email for GKK. I haven’t gotten that loom yet but it’s on my Christmas list since I just splurged on some cindwood 5/8″ and 1/2″ gauge looms. It will be interesting with a finer weight yarn to see how the texture looks. Often the textures are not as pronounced but actually more refined looking than with the chunkier yarn. I made the diagonal ribbed scarf Kristen has video for on the KB all in one loom which is also 1/3″ gauge with a 3or 4 yarn and it is more subtle the diagonal but beautiful!

  5. Robin Sperry 7 months ago

    Oh, and I just remembered…if you weave in your ends well…this hat can be reversible…it looks great either side out!

    And if you like pom poms, you can add a detachable pom pom!…see Kristen’ s video: https://youtu.be/7wcYARuWc30

  6. Robin Sperry 7 months ago

    Yeah, the pattern we started all those months ago, finally published!! Whooohoo!
    Pattern note…this pattern although written for the 48 per 5/8″ rd loom, can be done on any even number peg loom easily with main adjustments being in the decrease of the crown…if it is divisable by 6, just divides sections same way Kristen did. Not dividable by 6, can experiment with adjusting the decrease or just do the texture pattern another set or so to get your final hat length and do easy drawstring cast off.
    I’ve made several variations of this pattern, they all look awesome! Easy to learn and almost mindless once you get going.

    • Robin Sperry 7 months ago

      I meant to add, that that means you could experiment with other yarns, guages or sizes of the hat. For example I’ve made it on the 36 per 3/4″ gauge 9″dia hat loom that comes it the typical 4 pack of round looms with 2 strands of caron simply soft worsted weight yarn.

    • Joann Gay
      Joann Gay 7 months ago

      Thanks for the additional tips, Robin!!! I remember when you first posted pictures of your hat and was so impressed by it. Yay for looming!

      • Robin Sperry 7 months ago

        Thanks Joann!

  7. Karen Briley 7 months ago

    Kristen, my dear you have done it again! This hat is fantabulous!! Thank you for sharing and thank Yarnspirations for recognizing our need for loom knitting patterns!

  8. Leigh 7 months ago

    Thank you! I love it and going to try it in my loom.

  9. Leigh 7 months ago

    Hi Kristen,
    you mentioned going from right to left, but I am a right-hander and I always go counterclockwise, I find that that is easier. Is there a benefit to going the other direction?

    • Kristen Mangus Author
      Kristen Mangus 7 months ago

      You can switch it. I made this hat to mimic how I would needle knit the hat (which I did and do have that pattern available). Mostly it is to show that it can totally be converted quite literally to have a hat nearly identical.

    • Robin Sperry 7 months ago

      Leigh, I am a counter clockwise knitter as well and made this hat lots of times going counter clockwise. However I do plan to try to the way Kristen did it soon as she pointed out to me and from personal experience knitting flat panels that lurking can go faster when done going to the left (clockwise), Either way blessings with the pattern

      • Robin Sperry 7 months ago

        Sorry, didn’t catch that spell ck auto correct error…it should have said “purling can be faster from right to left”

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