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Announcing: Loom Knit Beehive Waffle Hat! It’s Reversible!

Announcing: Loom Knit Beehive Waffle Hat!  It’s Reversible!

Inside: Make the reversible loom knit Beehive Waffle hat with this free pattern including 4 sizes from Toddler to Adult, chart & tutorial videos.

A few weeks ago I published the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern for loom knitters and got a great response.

One of the most common responses I got was, “Kristen, this would make an adorable hat! Can you please turn it into a hat?”

We ALL love new stitch patterns and, hey, as loom knitters, most of us got started working on hats. So, this pattern had to happen, right?

loom knit beehive waffle hat

The Beehive Waffle Hat has a delicate textured stitch pattern that will keep you cozy and stylish.  This loom knit hat features a ribbed brim, beehive waffle body and decreased crown for a great fit.  I’ve included all the tutorial videos below including for shaping the top of the hat on the Flexee Loom and on other looms.

It’s Reversible!

I love both sides of this stitch pattern so I use mine as a reversible hat.

When I first worked on the stitch pattern, I quickly noticed that the back of the stitch was totally different, but just as beautiful as the front. Anyone else, love the back of a stitch pattern too?

Now when you flip the hat, the crown changes to from stockinette to reverse stockinette. But I think that actually looks great with reverse side of the beehive waffle stitch. They go together like peanut butter and jelly so I’m calling it a win.

loom knit beehive waffle hat outside
Beehive Waffle Hat (Right side)
loom knit beehive waffle hat inside
Beehive Waffle Hat (Wrong side)
But can something that cute really be wrong?

Like many of my recent hat patterns I’m trying to include multiple sizes for you. I want to make it easy for you to be able to take one pattern and make hats for everyone you know.

Pattern includes written instructions for 5 hat sizes from Baby to Adult Large, chart and links to fully captioned tutorial videos.


Loom Knit Beehive Waffle Hat

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

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Yarn
Medium (#4) weight yarn in 2 colors
Caron Simply Soft Tweeds (5 oz/140 g; 250 yds/228 m) in color
Off White used in sample.

Loom
½” regular gauge (RG) loom with at least 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) pegs in the round. 
KB Looms Flexee Loom Regular used in sample.  
Other adjustable looms include: Cindwood Universal X Loom, Kiss Looms Regular Gauge Loom

Notions
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Crochet hook (for cast on; small enough for between pegs)
8 Stitch markers

loom knit beehive waffle hat with loom

ABBREVIATIONS

K = Uwrap Knit
K1below = Knit 1 into the stitch below
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
SlwyifP = Slip with yarn in front of peg
St(s) = Stitch(es)

For a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round

GAUGE
15 sts x 38 rows in 4” (10 cm) in beehive waffle st
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Change loom peg count to obtain correct size. 

SKILL LEVEL Easy+

SIZES 
Baby (Toddler, Small, Medium, Large)

MEASUREMENTS 
Circumference 12.75 (15, 17, 19, 21) inches and [32.5 (38, 43, 48, 53.5) cm and 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5) inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm] in height. 

NOTES

Cast on: I used the chain cast on, but you may use the double ewrap or longtail cast on if you prefer. 

Hat is worked in the round.  For right handed knitters work from right to left (clockwise); left handed knitters should work in the opposite direction (counter clockwise).  

This pattern can be worked on either a fixed peg loom or an adjustable loom with a slider to decrease the number of pegs in use.  Please note the special instructions for non-adjustable (fixed peg) looms. 

For shaping the top of the hat detailed Flexee Loom instructions are listed first, followed by instructions for other adjustable and non-adjustable looms. (See my Ultimate Loom Knit Decreased Crown tutorial video for additional help. NOTE: The stitch counts and where to place your stitch markers will be different than the ones in the video, but the method is the same.)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts and join in the round. Place marker on Peg 1 to mark beginning of round.

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 2, 2) inches [4 (4, 4, 5, 5) cm] or until desired length.

Rnd 2: Knit all.

Beehive Waffle Stitch:

Rnd 3: *SlwyifP, P1. Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rnd 4: *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rnd 5: *P1. SlwyifP.  Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rnd 6: *K1, K1below. Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rep Rnds 3-6 in Beehive Waffle st until work from beg measures approx 5.5 (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5) inches [14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19) cm]. 

Non Adjustable looms only:

Continue to work Beehive Waffle stitch pattern for an additional 1” [2.5 cm] then work 1 round of knit stitches and proceed to SHAPE TOP (Adjustable and non-adjustable looms).

All adjustable looms continue:

Rnd 7: Knit all.

loom knit beehive waffle hat
Decreasing the top is so easy on the Flexee Loom!

SHAPE TOP (Flexee Loom only)

(See video tutorial for example.)

DEC = Move peg 2 to peg 1 and knit together. 

Starting at the beginning of the round place a stitch marker every 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) pegs.   As you work the decreases be sure to move the stitch marker as you shift stitches around your loom.

Rnd 1: *DEC. Knit 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 4 (5, 6, 7, 8). Rep from * around. 40 (48, 56, 64, 72)  sts.
Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *DEC. Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7). Rep from * around. 32 (40, 48, 56, 64)  sts.
Rnd 5: *DEC.  Knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 2, (3, 4, 5, 6). Rep from * around. 24 (32, 40, 48, 56) sts.
Rnd 7: *DEC.  Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5). Rep from * around. 16 (24, 32, 40, 48) sts. 

Rnd 9: *DEC. Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4). Rep from * around. 8 (16, 24, 32, 40) sts.  [Baby Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 11: *DEC. Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3). Rep from * around. X (8, 16, 24, 32) sts.  [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 13:  *DEC. Knit X (X, 0, 1, 2) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit X (X, 0, 1, 2). Rep from * around. X (X, 8, 16, 24) sts.  [Small Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15:  *DEC. Knit X (X, X, 0, 1) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit X (X, X, 0, 1). Rep from * around. X (X, X, 8, 16) sts.  [Medium Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17:  *DEC. Knit X (X, X, X, 0) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit X (X, X, X, 0). Rep from * around. X (X, X, X, 8) sts.  [Large Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

SHAPE TOP (Adjustable and non-adjustable looms)

Starting at the beginning of the round place a stitch marker every 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) pegs.   As you work the decreases be sure to move the stitch marker as you shift stitches around your loom.

Rnd 1: *Knit 4, (5, 6, 7, 8), K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 (48, 56, 64, 72)  sts.
Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7), K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 (40, 48, 56, 64)  sts.
Rnd 5: *Knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6), K2tog. Rep from * around.  24 (32, 40, 48, 56) sts.
Rnd 7: *Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5), K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 (24, 32, 40, 48) sts. 

If your loom is NOT adjustable knit one more round and continue to FINISHING below.

If working on an adjustable loom continue: 

Rnd 9: *Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4), K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 (16, 24, 32, 40) sts.  [Baby Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 11: *Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (8, 16, 24, 32) sts. [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 13: *Knit X (X, 0, 1, 2), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, 8, 16, 24) sts. [Small Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15: *Knit X (X, X, 0, 1), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, 8, 16) sts. [Medium Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17: *Knit X (X, X, X, 0), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, X, 8) sts. [Large Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

FINISHING

Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Weave in tails.

CHART

The following chart shows the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern in the round.


PIN IT!


Loom Knit Beehive Waffle Hat Video Tutorials

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The following tutorial videos demonstrate the stitch pattern and other techniques used to make this hat.

Beehive Waffle Stitch in the Round

Right handed


Left handed


Decreased Crown (Flexee Loom):  

Right handed


Left handed


Ultimate Loom Knit Decreased Crown



Helen

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Great hat!! Is there a way I can knit it on needles? Thank you

Katherine

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Lovely, but I knit with sticks. Do you think this could be made on circulars and double points?

GoodKnit Kisses

Friday 29th of October 2021

Hi, Katherine! The needle knit pattern for this hat is coming out this weekend. Keep an eye on the home page for the update!