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Jan 3, 2013

Pony Tail Hat Design

Happy New Year my dear loom knitters! It is so great to have a new year ahead of us, I like to think of it as 365 days of blank cards that we get to fill up.Hey, there is an idea, how about we grab some index cards and each day, we write something about loom knitting-tips, tricks or a stitch :). At the end of the year, you will have 365 tips or tricks on looming :).

Over the holidays, I had some time to sit down and knit. I showed my group over on Facebook one of my creations and they all wanted the pattern for the loom. I sat down and did some bit of math and came up with the following pattern for all of you. I hope you enjoy it. I have already made 5 Pony Tail Hats.

Running brings freedom to my life as such, I am out on the road during all times of the year, including during the freezing Utah winters.  The design of this hat allows me to wear my hair in a pony without having my pony tail under my hat, instead, it flows freely, the way my soul feels when I run.


CO 80sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *k2, p2; rep from *

Rep Rnd 1 until Ribbed Cuff measures approx 1.5 inches from CO edge.

Next rnd: k

Rep last rnd until piece measures 6 inches from CO edge.

Next rnd: BO 5 sts, k to the end.

(Next section from * to * is worked in rows, follow instructions exactly)

*Next row: k from last peg back to peg 6.

Next row: k from peg 6 to last peg.*

Next rnd: CO 5 sts, k to the end.

You have two options: 1-do a Simple Hat. 2-Crown Decreases. Follow whichever one you prefer or the one that is best suited for your knitting loom.

Option 1: Simple Hat Directions  (no crown decreases) Continue working in the rnd for 2 more inches in knit stitch. Then do a GBO. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Option 2: Crown Decreases Instructions

Next rnd: *k6, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (70 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k5, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (60 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k4, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (50 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k3, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (40 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k2, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (30 sts rem)

Next rnd: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (20 sts rem)

Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (10 sts rem)


Using a crochet hook (size 5.5mm), work one round of single crochet around the pony tail opening.

Weave ends in. Block if necessary.


If you have a 48 peg large gauge (Purple Knifty Knitter) loom that gives you a gauge of 2.5 or 2 sts per inch. You will also need bulky weight yarn, approx 150 yards.

Cast on 48 stitches instead of 80 and follow the instructions as given with the exception of the bind off for the pony tail opening.  Instead of binding off (BO) 5 sts, only bind off 4, and on the next round cast on 4.  In addition, do NOT follow instructions from * to * (the section of rows). Follow everything as given, except for the changes indicated. You won’t be able to do the Crown Decreases as this loom is not adjustable, so follow the simple hat without the Crown Decreases.


  • I like this, I am wearing a pony tail right now. I saw one made up on a crochet site for a little girl with the top two corners open for piggy tails too. It will look great with or without a brim.

  • my girls love it 🙂 super !!!!

  • Jeannette, you read my mind! Next up, one with two piggy tails 🙂

  • I my daughter-in-law will love this! I need to make her one. Thanks for posting this. 🙂

  • Isela, thank you for sharing your time and talent so generously! I know my daughter will love wearing this hat when she runs! Can’t wait to finish it and give it to her!

  • You are welcome :). I am glad to be of help and that my tinkering around helps others.

  • Love the ponytail hat! I’m always wearing my hair in ponytails, so this will be a great project for me to start.

  • Love the hat I made one for my daughter she always wears a ponytail. Her birthday is in Feb. will give it to her then,I know she’ll lvoe it. A friend of mine is learning to loom knit and wants to make one too she also wears a ponytail.

  • Isela Hi I love the ponytail Idea but I was wondering if you have a video on how to make this hat .yes I am a new learner still and a visual learner patterns only confuse me I know how to loom knit hat but this one is a little confusing to how you make the hole for the ponytail please help if you could post a video and show what loom to work with Thank You inadavance .

  • Can this ponytail hat be converted to a child/toddler size?

  • I agree with the lady who wanted to know if there is a video for this hat because right now I am trying to make this hat for a friend. I mg am lost on how to BO and CO to make the ponytail hole. Help me please. I am working on the Ribbed Cuff at the moment.

  • For the knit stitch – are you using the e-wrap stitch? the knit stitch? or the flat knit stitch?

  • I use the knit stitch-the one where you lay the yarn on top of the loop, hook the loop the. Remove the original loop and place new one on peg.

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Aug 5, 2012

Storybrook Cloche

I have to admit that I am a lover of all accessories, if I have a choice of an item to knit, it will most likely fall in the range of scarves, mitts, hats, socks, or something “chic” to enhace the wardrobe. The Storybrook cloche was inspired by one of my latest show-series obsessions, Once Upon a Time, the actresses are always wearing gorgeous hats! Choose any episode and they have a new hat, I want to have a wardrobe full of hats, one for each day of the year, or at least a full month’s worth! The lace section is only 8 rounds, after that it is just a matter of knitting and purling to the very end! Go ahead, give it a try!


Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom

Yarn: 130-150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Galapagos color was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Size: Sample fits a head that measures up to 21 inches.


K: Knit Stitch

P: Purl Stitch

k2tog: knit two stitches together (to decrease)

ssk: slip, slip, knit (to decrease)

psso: pass slip stitch over

sts: stitches

rnd: round


Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd .
Rnd 1: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * .
Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 5 and 7: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 6: *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from *
Rnd 8: *k9, p1; rep from *.

Repeat Rnd 8 until cloche measures 8 inches from cast on edge.

Crown Decrease

Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from *. (40sts rem).
Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.
Rep last two rnds (20sts remain).

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Steam block to make the scallops more prominent. Tip: Pin down each scallop at the center point then steam down.




  • Not sure where I should leave my question. I am stuck. I have started socks using the knitting board adjustable loom. I used 50 pegs. When it came time for the heel I can’t get a number divisible by three. Half is 50, so don’t know whether to do 8/9/8 or 9/7/9. If you can help thanks.

  • oops! regarding my previous comment. half is 25. used 50 pegs. sorry

  • Barbara, did you see my answer in the blog post above?

  • I love your videos you do a great job with your illustrations but I wanted to know if you can break this stitch down? I see this stitch pattern is similar to the Fern Lace stitch but the sl1 k2tog psso is confusing me, I end up with 3 stitches on one peg for that stitch. Is that right? Please help been trying to do a zig zag edge for a while. Thanks!!

  • Oh yeah and where is row 6? Oops I put the wrong email domain above sorry should be yahoo. I hope it still reaches you. Thanks

  • I love your videos and illustrations but can you break down the stitch pattern like you did on the Fern Lace stitch on YouTube? I see this is similar but sl1 k2tog psso has me a little confused because I end up with 3 stitches on one peg. Is this right? Please help. Thanks in advance. PS. What happened to row 6?

  • Hi Zeridah

    Just wanted to know if you every managed to complete this hat as I am also battling on the sl1-k2tog-psso and have no idea how to proceed.

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Jun 1, 2012

Lily’s Pixie Hat

Hello my loomy knitters,

I bring you a new pattern for your AllnOne knitting loom, the whimsical pixie hat! I loved knitting this precious little hat and I was so excited when I finished it to find a little someone to wear it for me so I could take pictures. I looked and looked for about two weeks and I couldn’t find a little girl model, then came to the rescue little Lily, she is precious and so sweet and she has the perfect little face for this little hat. Thank you to the Pace family for letting me model my little hat on their beautiful daughter and to Wendell Pace from for taking the pictures for me. I hope you all enjoy knitting the little pixie hat!

Loom: AllnOne Loom
Yarn: 120 yards of DK weight bamboo/nylon yarn. Lion Brand Casey was used in sample in colorway Pink Spots.
Notions: Knitting tool, safety pins, tapestry needle

Gauge: 10.5 sts x 15.5 rows

Size: 3-6 (6-9, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24) months. Sample shows 12-18 months.


  • CO=Cast on
  • BO=Bind off
  • k=knit stitch (may use the flat stitch)
  • p=purl stitch
  • sts=stitches



CO 65 (71, 75, 81, 85) sts.
Row 1: k.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures 5 (5.5, 5.5, 6, 7) inches from CO edge.
Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep last 2 rows, 2x.

CO 4 sts.
Work a 4-stitch i-cord, 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) inches long.

Weave ends in and block lightly.

Fold the rectangle in half, mattress stitch seam along the back side (see picture).

Use pins to set the i-cord in place along the bottom section of the piece, making sure to leave long tails of i-cord to use to tie a small bow at the front. Mattress stitch seam the i-cord in place, remove safety pins.



  • i made 1 almost the same.long ago. every1 of my kiddies wore the hat. its still in perfect condition
    p.s. keep knittin’!

  • do i have to use all in one to make this? if not what loom and the cast on?

  • just wondered if i had to use a all in one loom can u let me know soon. i would love to make one for my niece.

  • You don’t, however, we haven’t tested the pattern on any other knitting loom. If you get gauge on another loom, and you have the number of pegs needed, you should be able to do it.

  • You don’t, however, we haven’t tested the pattern on any other knitting loom. If you get gauge on another loom, and you have the number of pegs needed, you should be able to do it. Cast ons, whatever cast on you feel most comfortable using. I rarely call for a specific cast on, unless is absolutely necessary for the pattern.

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Mar 11, 2012

Last Minute Slouchy

It was Tuesday morning and it was my turn to carpool the kids to school. I was running around like crazy that morning and I hadn’t even had a chance to change out of my pajamas. 6 kids were in the car waiting for me and the clock was ticking. I didn’t had a chance to go upstairs and brush my hair and make myself look half-decent, but as I was going out the door, I saw my slouchy hat and put it on. In a second, I went from looking disheveled to presentable and that my friend’s is how the name of the slouchy hat came to be. It is my last minute emergency tool! I love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Isela Phelps

Loom: All-n-One Loom

Stitches: k, p, e-wrap, k2tog, yo.

Yarn: 130 yards of worsted weight
yarn. Araucania Aysen was used in sample (Less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry
needle, and removable stitch marker.

Gauge: 8.5 sts= 2 inches in double ribbing

Size: Fits up to a head circumference of about 21 inches.

Level: Intermediate

Notes: Working clockwise around the knititng loom. The ribbing section is done with the knit Allnone-2stitch, may substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch. The rest of the hat is done with the e-wrap stitch. Important: Note that on Round 11, we move the first stitch one place to the left (clockwise) to keep the pattern slanted. We will use the stitch marker to keep track of our new Peg 1 position. We keep moving it after each pattern repeat so each time you do a row 11, you move the stitch marker over to mark the new Peg 1 position.

Knitting Loom Settings: set the knitting loom to 80 pegs (35 on each of the long rails and the two sliders).

k=knit stitch
p=purl stitch
k2tog=knit two stitches together
yo= yarn over (simply e-wrap the peg that needs the yarn over)


Cast on 80 stitches, join to work in the round. Place stitch marker on 1st peg.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
(How to:  *Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg, first peg is empty, second peg has 2 loops on it. E-wrap the first peg thus creating the YO. Then ewrap the second peg, lift the bottommost two loops off the peg. Repeat from * to the end of round)

Round 10 and 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Round 11:  Move stitch marker one peg to the left (peg 2). This peg (peg 2) becomes Peg 1.  *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (How to: see Row 9 on the break down).

Round 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Repeat Rounds 9-12: until item measures 9 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Steam block to open the lace, be careful not to steam the ribbing portion as this will loosen the stitches.

Last Minute Slouchy Hat
Wanna do it but are worried about not being able to crank it out, no worries! Check back next week for a how to video :)! I got ya covered! In the meantime, go order your loom and your yarn and we’ll see ya next week.

Happy looming!



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  • I’m really new to this craft, but love all the choices it gives me. I am going to order this loom to try it out!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity.

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