I learned how to knit a hat last year - I can't believe I'm just now documenting it. I'm not a huge fan of hats but this slouchy hat style is super comfortable and warm!

Knitting on a loom is easy even if you've never done it before. This is a fantastic beginner's project - it will help you understand what your stitches should look like and how the process works. I think once you complete this slouchy hat you'll be hooked on loom knitting - I know I am. :D

Looking for another loom project? I've got one up for knitting an infinity scarf as well!

Step 1: What You'll Need:

Head to the next step to learn more about what yarn works best. :)

<p>a very good instructable on the round loom. </p>
This is the 4th one I've made in 2 days! I added a pom pom to mine! Love this hat!
<p>am I doing something wrong my work doesn't seem a tight knit in between the pegs or is that how it's supposed to be</p>
<p>love the website </p><p>HELPS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH</p><p>I will tell all my friends about it</p><p>Please don't us hand pics cause I can not understand those </p><p>What u do know works just fine </p><p>U r the only I men only website that has had pictures that actually make sense to my brain and it is really hard for me to understand pictures </p><p>This is what I mean about the hand pictures i don't really understand </p><p>But your picks helped me make this hat I got the dizziness off line went to so many web sites just so I could put this cool pattern on a hat that I could call my own thank u so much ?</p>
Love my new hat! Thanks for your fabulous step by step instructions
<p>I haven't bought my loom yet, simply because I couldn't find a set of instructions that were simple to follow and explained the difference in the finished item using different yarn thicknesses.</p><p>Now that I've read this ... I'm off to buy myself a loom!</p><p>Thank you for this, I found it most useful x</p>
Some how I made it inside out, or whatever. I wound up with it the wrong way when it came to finishing it. BUT, I used the 9.5&quot; loom and now my toddler granddaughter will have get own hipster slouchy hat so she can be like her aunt.
I started being creative with it.
<p>Finished mine today! This was my second loom-knitting project. LOVE this yarn (Homespun by Lion Brand in &quot;Prairie&quot;).</p>
<p>Just to add, my version was about 12&quot; from the edge of the brim to the last knitted row. The slouch easily covers my ponytail-gathered hair at the back of my head. :) To finish, I pulled stitch 1 off of peg 1 and onto peg 2, then knitted peg 2's original stitch over peg 1's yarn. Repeat with stitch 3 to peg 4, stitch 5 to peg 6, etc. (Sorry, still learning the lingo!) Then I gathered the remaining stitches as in the directions above.</p>
Like the way you finished your hat. It makes for less bulk and the hole closes much better. Thanks
<p>I make and sell stuff like this on a daily basis! We do so much more than just hats on a loom though. Go check it out! loomknittedhats.weebly.com </p>
<p>I have made 25 hats all going to the homeless</p>
When continuing to knit as regular, do I wrap the pegs once or wrap them twice like when making the brim?
<p>I am a newbie to loom work, but I would like to make one of these for a baby. Could it be easily adjusted for a baby?</p>
<p>Yup! Just use the smallest circular loom. Here's a photo of one I made for my nephew Max. :D<br><br>It's been so long I can't remember how many rows I knitted, though!</p>
<p>I noticed I had less yards of yarn in one skein of chunky than you, is it possible to make a hat with just 64 yds? </p>
I love using hometown USA on my loom for hats and scarfs. Using this pattern, (15 rows for brim) i was able to make a hat with 64 yards. <br><br>Im using a Large - 36 pegs on my loom. My brim came out to about 2 inches. I was able to work in 20 or 21 rows thereafter. Total length including brim is about 8 inches. Which is ideal for an adult woman or lean man. :)
<p>oh good it worked. I use hometown USA too! :) I need to use my yarn up. This will be a good use for my hometown USA yarn. If it worked for you, it works for me.</p>
<p>yea most likely, it'll look a lil short though...</p>
<p>srry didnt reply just got back from India...</p>
<p>srry didnt reply just got back from India...</p>
<p>I made it. This was my first try and somehow I got off track and I was off a couple of pegs. It only affected one little spot on the brim so I just wear it with the little indent on the bottom.</p>
<p>Thank you SO much for this easy to follow pattern! I just finished my first hat using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick &amp; Quick and went through almost the entire skein. I used a 36-peg loom after finding the 41-peg to be too big. I didn't count the rows - I just eyeballed it - and it came out perfect. I'm now going to raid my yarn stash and make more!</p>
Omg thank u 4 trying 36 pegs cuz i have 36 pegs and i was fraid it wouldn't work
Was it sluchy enough on the 36-peg loom?
<p>Yes it was. I think the slouchy quality comes from the length rather than the size of the loom. I was worried that the circumference would be too small for my adult son but it fit perfectly. I'm making one for my husband now with the same yarn but with the 41-peg loom. His head's a bit bigger. ;-) </p>
<p>Am I pitting the slip stich tail through all 40 loops???</p>
<p>like the directions</p>
<p>Thank you so much for the instructions. I've tried to make a few slouchy hats, but they always come out too stiff. I did 35 rows after the brim; probably could have left a few out and still have a slouchy hat. Thanks again :)</p>
This looks really cool :) also is there a way of making Link's hat from The Legend Of Zelda (longer and pointed) using this method? Possibly more stitches for length but I have no idea about a making point
Have you figured that out yet? I wanna make one too!
<p>Sure would like to know the color used in this instructable, and where you got it, if you remember.</p><p>Dan</p>
Going to make so much more!
What color of yarn did you use? It is so pretty!!
One of the many hats I've made thanks to you ;)
<p>Had some left-over chunky yarn, so I made another one! This time I skipped every other peg and cable-knit a pattern into it! <br><br>This is such a great and easy way to make hats as Christmas presents. I'll have to buy some more yarn later!</p>
<p>So pretty!! </p>
<p>This was a super helpful tutorial! I have a Martha Stewart loom kit so I put it together in the configuration that the kit suggests. This ended up being a little big... So I made two hats. The first is white and very large. But I still like it. The second is a dark blue wool with reflective thread throughout. The thread didn't have as much stretch and it ended up as a tighter knit. Both turned out really nice! I did have to make up some rules for myself at the beginning though as the loom I have does not have an extra peg to tie the slip knot to. </p>
<p>That is an awesome looking loom - love the hat too! :D</p>
Very well done! I'm wondering, since your instructions were so easy to follow, do you have one on cable knitting? I'd love to know how on a loom. All the other sites or instructions I have come across have been very hard to follow and most use needles versus a loom.
<p>Oooh, I can look into it for you! I've always loved the way it looks and I think it would be fun to learn. :D</p>
Adorable :)
so pretty...
Nice instructable, all the directions were clear and easy to follow. My hat came out okay, for my first loom project.
<p>i could try to make that but it doesn't give me enough information for me to make it</p>

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