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Learn to Loom Knit in the Round Like A Boss!

Learn to Loom Knit in the Round Like A Boss!

Inside: Learn to loom knit in the round in Lesson 7 of the How to Loom Knit video series from GoodKnit Kisses.

Lesson 7 – Learn to Loom Knit in the Round

You may have already loom knit in the round without even realizing it. If you got hooked on loom knitting by making a hat on a round plastic loom, you’ve already done it.

But you should still watch this lesson. I’ve prepared so much more than just the basics in here. This lesson is part project tutorial, part class, and part me just doing what I love.

loom knit basic beanie

If you need a look at the other lessons in the How to Loom Knit for Beginners series check out these posts:
Lesson 1: 13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
Lessons 2-5: How to Loom Knit Basics
Lesson 6: How to Loom Knit Stitch Patterns

Project Tutorial

Since the hats and looms go hand in hand I created the Loom Knit Basic Beanie pattern to not only help you learn to loom knit in the round, but to show how all the individual lesson you’ve already learned are combined to create a project. (Click the link above to get the free pattern!)

Included in the video at the end of this post I teach you:

  • Longtail cast on
  • How to connect your first and last stitch in the round for a smooth edge
  • How to knit ribbing to create a hat brim and measure the correct length of your brim
  • Loom knit the stockinette stitch (all knit stitches) and measure the full length of your hat
  • 2 bind off methods: Gathered Bind Off and Modified Gathered Bind Off
  • Draw the top of the hat closed and weave in tail
  • Connect the beginning tail in the round and weave into ribbing

Plus Bonus Tips!

After the full tutorial, I get into all the extras. But, honestly, they’re not extras. In my world these are essential tips that help you succeed in every project you start.

  • How to use the Hat Sizes Chart to determine the size you should make
  • Yarn weight comparison to show that not all yarns within the same weight category are the same size. That can change the entire outcome of your project!
  • Comparison of U Knit/True Knit stitch with Ewrap Knit stitch in a finished project.
  • How to avoid the dreaded “ladder” at the end of each round
  • Basics of pattern reading

Use this free pattern to practice loom knitting in the round.

Loom Knit Basic Beanie Pattern – This is the best basic hat pattern for beginners!

I love crafting and I love helping people learn. I hope this How to Loom Knit for Beginners series is a help to you as you learn to loom knit. If you need a refresher on any of the skills in the previous lessons see the links below.

Learn to Loom Knit in the Round

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Now you’re ready to start shaping your loom knits with Lessons 8 and 9: Increases and Decreases.


Melissa S Aden

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

I have a kb 80 peg round loom. I'd like to make a blanket on it but can't find a pattern I can use on it. Would you happen to have any?


Saturday 28th of March 2020

i am trying to copy what you do kristin i am getting discourged about knitting please send me word of encouragement

Russell Schroeder

Monday 7th of February 2022

@Shelly, I am with you. I just started loom knitting. Just don't know how it is doing...good or bad.

Good luck.


Saturday 21st of March 2020

Hi, been watching you on you tube, as a beginner learned more watching your pics. You explain better and slow down in the demonstrations. Thanks for helping beginners to knit.

Julie dearn

Sunday 8th of March 2020

I love the easy instructions for the loom I am also teaching my grandchildren to knit on the loom and straight needles I have never mastered the round knitting but the loom I love xx