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December 12, 2020

Learn to Make a Cozy Loom Knit Edelweiss Hat!

Inside: Free loom knit Edelweiss Hat pattern in sizes Toddler to Adult with tutorial video.

The delicate edelweiss blossom covers the mountainsides of the Alps and now you can duplicate that delicate floral texture with my loom knit Edelweiss Hat.  This fitted beanie is stretchy and features a ribbed brim, textured body and decreased crown. This breathable, comfy hat is sure to be loved by everyone in your family.  Or make a few to donate to your community as chemo hats.  Sizes include Toddler to Adult.

The decreased crown shapes the top of the hat for a better fit.  I’ve included specific instructions for shaping the top with the KB Flexee Loom, other adjustable looms and non-adjustable (fixed size) looms.  While this pattern is written for a specific gauge the shaping technique may be used with any loom gauge or hat pattern that uses a multiple of 6 or 8 stitches.

loom knit edelweiss hat with Flexee loom

Loom Knit EDELWEISS HAT Pattern

By Kristen Mangus

MATERIALS

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Yarn
Medium (#4) weight yarn
Red Heart Chic Sheep (3.5 oz/100 g; 186 yds/170 m) Mimosa. 1 ball.

Loom
Small Gauge (3/8”) loom with 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) pegs. (or any multiple of 8)
Flexee Loom Skinny used in sample. 

Other adjustable looms include: Knitting Board All In One loom, Cindwood X Loom, Kiss Looms Small Gauge Loom.
Possible fixed peg looms for sizes Toddler, Child & Small include: Knitting Board Premium Round Looms

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

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = Uwrap Knit
K2tog = True knit two stitches together 
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl two stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
St(s) = Stitch(es)

If you want 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
20 sts x 30 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Edelweiss st.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Change loom peg count to obtain correct size. 

SKILL LEVEL Easy+

SIZES 
Toddler (Child, Small, Medium, Large)

MEASUREMENTS 
Circumference 12.75 (14.5, 16, 17.5, 19.25) inches and [32.25 (37, 40.75, 44.5, 49) cm and 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)  inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm] in height. 

NOTES

This hat is very stretchy with 3 inches [7.5 cm] of positive ease.  While the finished hat may be slightly smaller than a regular hat it is designed to stretch to fit.

Chain cast on is listed in pattern instructions, but you may also 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).  

Uwrap knit stitches are used for all stitches denoted as knit or K.  For Rows 2 & 4 of the Edelweiss stitch pattern use the true knit stitch when working the K2tog. Be sure to work loosely to achieve the correct gauge.  Tight knitters may be able to use the true knit stitch throughout the pattern.  Ewrap is not recommended for this project.

In this pattern the Edelweiss stitch pattern works 2 stitches together more than once on the same peg to create the stitch.  This stitch is worked over 2 pegs.

P2tog, k2tog in same st:  Working in pairs, move st from Peg 1 to Peg 2. Purl both stitches together leaving old stitches on Peg 2 and place new purl stitch on Peg 1. On Peg 2, in same two stitches, true knit both sts together removing old sts from peg and placing new st on Peg 2.

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 after Round 7. 

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 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) 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].

NOTE: For longer brim rep Rnd 1 until desired length.

Edelweiss Stitch

Rnd 1: Knit all.
Rnd 2: K1, *p2tog, k2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to * until 1 st remains. Place last stitch on marked peg. P2tog, k2tog in same st. 
Rnd 3: Knit all.  (NOTE: The first st is already knit when finishing Rnd 2.)
Rnd 4: *P2tog, k2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.

Rep Rnds 1-4 in Edelweiss 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 Edelweiss stitch pattern for an additional 1” [2.5 cm] then proceed to SHAPE TOP (Adjustable and non-adjustable looms) working Rnds 1-7 only.

SHAPE TOP (Flexee Loom)
(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 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) pegs.   As you work the decreases be sure to move the stitch marker as you shift stitches around your loom.

Rnd 1: *DEC. Knit 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 6 (7, 8, 9, 10). Rep from * around. 56 (64, 72, 80, 88)  sts.

Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *DEC. Knit 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) placing each st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. Knit 5 (6, 7, 8, 9). Rep from * around. 48 (56, 64, 72, 80)  sts.

Rnd 5: *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 7: *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 9: *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 11: *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 13: *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.  [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15: *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.  [Child Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17:  *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 19:  *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 21:  *DEC placing st on empty peg. DEC and move to empty peg. Remove empty loom link. 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 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) pegs.   As you work the decreases be sure to move the stitch marker as you shift stitches around your loom.

Rnd 1: *Knit 6 (7, 8, 9, 10), K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 (64, 72, 80, 88)  sts.
Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *Knit 5 (6, 7, 8, 9), K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 (56, 64, 72, 80)  sts.
Rnd 5: *Knit 4, (5, 6, 7, 8), K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 (48, 56, 64, 72) sts.
Rnd 7: *Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7), K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 (40, 48, 56, 64) sts. 

If working on an adjustable loom cont in pat as written.  

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

Rnd 9: *Knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6), K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 (32, 40, 48, 56) sts. 

Rnd 11: *Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5), K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 (24, 32, 40, 48) sts. 

Rnd 13: *Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4), K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 (16, 24, 32, 40) sts.  [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15: *Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (8, 16, 24, 32) sts.  [Child Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17:  *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 19:  *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 21:  *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.


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Loom Knit Edelweiss Hat Tutorial Video

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Edelweiss Stitch

Flexee Loom Decreased Crown – Right Handed

Flexee Loom Decreased Crown – Left Handed

Ultimate Decrease Crown (For other looms)


if you enjoyed the loom knit Edelweiss Hat, try some of my other loom knit hat patterns:

Seagrass Slouchy
Stadium Stripes Hat
Family Basic Hats
Fair Isle Hat
Easy Going Loom Knit Hat

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. 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.

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