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Picture of Make a Hat on a Circular Loom

This is an fun, easy to make hat that anyone can make. I hope you enjoy this adorable beanie!

Photos taken by my brother, http://www.instructables.com/member/ItsTheHobbs/

 
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Step 2: Start making the Hat


Ok, to start the hat you'll need to wrap the end of your yarn to the peg on the side of your loom. Wrap it around about 3 times then knot it. When you finish wrapping you have to wrap your yarn around each peg until you have all of them, after you wrap all of them loosely wrap around the tops of the pegs. Take your hook and grab the bottom of the last peg you wrapped, pull that wrap up over the peg and you have your first knot. Do this all around the loom until all the pegs have 1 loop around them.

Step 3: Making the Rim

Picture of Making the Rim
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This step will explain how to make the rim of your hat. Once your have 12 rows finished then take the knot you tied in the beginning and untie it. Take the bottom of the 12 and take the loops and put them on the pegs. Take the bottom loops and pull them over the pegs like you would in the last step. After you do the rim you just have to crochet normally until you get the amount that will fit your head.
csmith1272 years ago
thank you for all your help
could you try to be more clear? the way you jumped from step two to three was really confusing. especially picture wise.
micjwelch3 years ago
This is how my wife made my hat. If you don't understand the color scheme, it means you haven't seen a little show called "Firefly."
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thats the most shiny hat i've ever seen. makes you look very cunning.

im learning how to knit and do all this stuff for the soul purpose of learning to make jaynes hat.
Pretty cunning. Possibly the sweetest hat ever.
"Man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."
Meesy7 (author)  micjwelch3 years ago
Thats a cool hat and yes ive seen of the show firefly :)
Judith7563 years ago
Wonderful 'ible. Thanks for the rim instruction.
Your little sister is just adorable. She is going to be a beautiful young lady when she grows up. She makes a great model for your great hats.
This was going fantastic, until I got to the part where you take the hat off the loom. Long story short, I'm re-weaving it and using my instructional booklet for the Garter Method. I'm sure it was my fault that I messed up, and I love how you made the brim.

P.S. Thanks for sharing this, now I have a nice weekend project. :)
AZNdude3 years ago
I just gave one of these to my sister for Christmas!
Meesy7 (author)  AZNdude3 years ago
Cool! I would love to see some pictures of other peoples hats that have been made on the loom!
Hope you like the hat..lol..I forgot to add that I used double threads while knitting on my store bought loom. One an off white and the other a gray. The loom is fun because it is quick to use. I have made several hats but usually only about two a year.
This is the last hat I made this January as it just got too cold for my regular hat. This one I made double thick. I added fantasy fluff yarn in the top rows and then made the pom pom out of the same black, brown and gray yarn.
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thepelton3 years ago
Neat! I could use a knit hat. I plan to make a circular loom, and try this.
Meesy7 (author)  thepelton3 years ago
They are super easy to make, the one in this instructable took me at least 2 hours! I would love to see some pictures of the finished project!
rimar20003 years ago
1) What a beautiful little sister! She reminds me one of my granddaughters.

2) The step 2 is a key to understand how knitting, but the explanation is poor and the images are dark. Can you add some more detailed explanation? I like these circular looms, they are awesome.

3) Thanks for sharing your know-how.
Meesy7 (author)  rimar20003 years ago
Sorry about the bad explaination... I couldn't figure out how to explain that step very well. And some of the pics were taken by my brother, and my sister was so happy that she got some comments on how beautiful she was so thank you! :)
As soon as she starts making her next hat, better pictures will be taken.

-Meesy's Brother.