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Apr 13, 2018

‘Perfect Fit’ Hat on Double Knit Loom

“Can you decrease on the ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom to get a hat with a smooth fitted crown?”  YES!! With a series of decreases you will be able to create a nice flat rounded crown of hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cuff is knit in separate piece to lay flat. Just a great fitting hat that you’ll love to wear.

Loom:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom set for double knit with 52 pegs

Yarn:  Red Heart Colorscape, 100% Acrylic, Color Acapulco, one skein

Stitches:  Stockinette

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Darning needle

Size:  10.5” deep X 10” wide laying flat: 9” deep with brim turned up. Head circumference 21-23”

Gauge:  3.5 sts X 5 rows= 1 inch

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 52 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn using #5 or #6 yarn, of contrast color.

Rnds 1-30:  Stockinette

Decrease Rnd #1:  Work 5 decrease stitches by moving one loop to adjacent peg on both looms.  There will be approximately 10 sts between each empty peg, but exact is not necessary.  You can use any stitch marker to note the empty pegs, so they don’t get wrapped.  Hook over and be sure to pick up the 2 loops on peg next to empty.

Blue yarn notes empty peg that has been decreased and has no yarn.

Work one regular rnd with no dec. Skip the empty pegs and keep in stockinette weave.  Work rnd in stockinette weave.

Decrease Rnd #2:  Work 2 decrease stitches between each of the previous or empty pegs, evenly spaced. This will leave different amounts of stitches between the empty pegs.  It will be 2 or 3, but exact is not necessary as long as you decrease by additional 10 stitches.  Work rnd skipping the empty pegs and be sure to hook over both loops on peg next to empty peg.

Work one regular rnd with no decrease. You have 37 loops remaining on the loom.

Decrease Rnd #3:  Decrease an additional 15 stitches by doing one decrease between the empty pegs.  This may leave 1 or 2 stitches between the empty pegs.  This is fine as long as you have just 22 stitches remaining on the loom.  Work row on all stitches.

Work one regular row with no decrease.

 

As you reduce the amount of stitches, you will be increasing the amount of empty pegs.  You will end with 22 stitches and are ready to bind off of loom.

Bind Off of Loom:  Cut working yarn with 20” of yarn tail.  This will be used later to remove the stitches.  On remaining stitches, move the inner loop onto peg on outer loom.  The inner loom will be empty.  The outer loom will have 2 loops on all remaining pegs.  Hook over the lower loop so that there is just one loop remaining.

Place the darning needle on the yarn tail.  Go around loom picking up the remaining stitches and placing them onto the yarn.  Once they are all on the yarn, you can remove the hat from the loom.  This will be the gathered top of hat.

BAND FOR BRIM (a separate piece)

Cast On 52 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn of contrast color #5 or #6 yarn.  Work 8 rnds in Stockinette stitch.  Bind off loosely with crochet hook.  Remove from loom.

Setting the band:  Lay hat flat and match the band to edge of hat.  They will be same length and both have an anchor yarn.  Cut a piece of yarn 25” long and place on darning needle to sew the pieces together.  Start at any point and pick up the loop on hat anchor yarn and then the loop on the band anchor yarn.  Be careful to not grab the fiber of the anchor yarn.  Keep alternating from hat to band, picking up the next loops.  Go around the entire hat.  Once all the loops are on the yarn, the anchor yarns can be gently pulled out.  Your joined pieces will look like this.

 

You will see that this creates a ‘hinge’ for which the band will fold over and not look rolled-it will stay in place.  The hat can still always be worn with the band turned down, if desired.

Return to top of hat and turn hat inside out.  Gently gather the 22 stitches with attached yarn for a smooth fitting top of hat.  Sew securely with yarn and darning needle to close in the top opening.  Knot yarn, trim ends, and weave ends into knit.  Trim any remaining yarn tails and weave into knit to complete.

4 Comments

  • love this loom. been waiting for instructions for decreasing stitches to make the crown of the hat smoother. Can’t wait to try it.
    would like to see a video along with the instructions because I don’t quite understand how to attach the band

  • Hi Norma,
    We can do a photo of the 2 pieces so you can see clearly how they lay together and are attached. Will add this to pattern. Check the pattern in a couple days for the addition.

  • KNITTED SOME ‘BEANIE HATS FOR THE PREMATURE BABIES MY FRIEND SAW THEM AND WAS IMPRESSED AND ASKED IF I COULD MAKE SOME LONG SOCKS ,BUT DIDN’T WANT THE HEAL IN AS THEY WERE FOR HER HUSBAND WHO HAS HAD BOTH OF HIS LEGS AMPUTATED AT THE KNEE DUE TO DIABETES I KNITTED SOME ABOUT 15 INCHES LONG AND SHE WAS DELIGHTED MAYBE AN IDEA FOR SOME OF ”OUR FRIENDS ” LEARNING LIKE MYSELF

  • Hi William,
    Thank you so much for your inspiring story. I’m sure your gift of socks and the Beannie Hats were much appreciated. Keep up the great work.

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Apr 9, 2018

Baby Blanket

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, used as a single knitting, outside rail only.

YARN: Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink 315 yds skein (2 skeins).

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 4 stitches and 6 rows to 1″ of pattern.

SIZE: 28″ x 34″

ABBREVIATIONS

Ew= ewrap knit stitch
P= purl stitch
K2tog= knit two together
Yo= yarn over

NOTES

Blanket is made by creating two panels and sewing them together at the inside seam.

Skip the first stitch of every row to create a nice even edge.

(k2tog, yo)
Lift the stitch on the left peg and hold,
move the stitch from the right peg and place on the left peg, take the stitch you are holding and place back on the left peg just above the stitch you just moved, ewrap the left peg and knit the two bottom stitches over treating them both as one, lay your working in front of the empty peg to create the yarn over.

(yo, k2tog)
Lift the stitch on the right peg and hold,
move the stitch from the left peg and place on the right peg, take the stitch you are holding and place back on the right peg just above the stitch you just moved, lay your working in front of
the empty peg to create to yarn over, ewrap the right peg and knit the two bottom stitches over treating them both as one.

INSTRUCTIONS

(Left Side)
Ewrap cast on 47 pegs (left to right) prepare to work as a flat panel.

Row 1: purl row

Row 2: ewrap knit row

Repeat rows 1&2 for 9 rows ending on a purl row.

Row 10: ewrap knit row

Row 11: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 12: ewrap knit row

Row 13: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 14: ewrap knit row

Row 15: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 16: ew3 (ew2, k2tog, yo, w3) end on ew1.

Row 17: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 18: ew3 (ew1, k2tog, yo, ew1, yo, k2tog, ew1) end on ew1.

Row 19: ew42, p3, ew1

Repeat rows 10-19 fourteen more times.

Row 160: ewrap knit row

Row 161: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 162: ewrap knit row

Row 163: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 164: ewrap knit row

Row 165: purl row

Row 166: ewrap knit row

Row 167: purl row

Row 168: ewrap knit row

Row 169: purl row

Row 170: ewrap knit row

Row 171: purl row

Row 172: ewrap knit row

Row 173: purl row

Bind off with basic bind-off method. Weave in ends.

(Right Side)
Ewrap cast on 47 pegs (left to right) prepare to work as a flat panel.

Row 1: purl row

Row 2: ewrap knit row

Repeat rows 1&2 for 9 rows ending on a purl row.

Row 10: ewrap knit row

Row 11: p3, ew43

Row 12: ewrap knit row

Row 13: p3, ew43

Row 14: ewrap knit row

Row 15: p3, ew43

Row 16: (ew2, k2tog, yo, ew3) end on ew4

Row 17: p3, ew43

Row 18: (ew1, k2tog, yo, ew1, yo, k2tog, ew1) end on ew4

Row 19: p3, ew43

Repeat rows 10-19 fourteen more times.

Row 160: ewrap knit row

Row 161: p3, ew43

Row 162: ewrap knit row

Row 163: p3, ew43

Row 164: ewrap knit row

Row 165: purl row

Row 166: ewrap knit row

Row 167: purl row

Row 168: ewrap knit row

Row 169: purl row

Row 170: ewrap knit row

Row 171: purl row

Row 172: ewrap knit row

Row 173: purl row

Bind off with basic bind-off method. Weave in ends.

Finishing
Using mattress stitch, sew left side and right side together. Weave ends in and block lightly.

7 Comments

  • Love this blanket .TFS

  • This is a question.can I make this blanket on the 28inch AIO loom oppose to stitching them together? I would like to make a larger blanket for my new granddaughter coming in July.

  • Yes this blanket can be made on the All-in-One loom. This blanket pattern was made for the Rotating Double Knit Loom so you could see what other projects possibilities could be done.

  • Can you do this blanket with casting on 52 pegs working as a flat panel? Also, can I use weight 3 to do blanket or will it be too small of a weight? Thanks Denice. Your videos are great!

  • My question is, after I have done the E wrap cast on, for Row 1(Purl) am I going counterclockwise for that first row and then row two is clockwise? Love the pattern, it’s my first time using the double rotating loom. Thanks in advance for your time.

  • The pattern is worked as a flat panel. You work back and forth.

  • The pattern is wrote with the maximum amount of pegs that can be used on this loom. If you decided to go with a thinner weight yarn it would be to lacy of this project.

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Apr 2, 2018

Ode to Spring Shawlette

Designed by Isela Phelps

Springtime skies bring a lovely hue of blues, some days as bright as turquoise blue, yet others as dark as grayish blue. Amidst the blues, the earth brings forth new life, blossoms high up in the trees, and tiny buds of life all around. 

LOOM:  Premium Round Loom Set, 80 peg Orange loom

YARN:  Approx 300 yards of worsted weight acrylic, cotton blend yarn. Sample used Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in Wind Chimes color. 5.3oz/481yd | 150g/440m

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool

GAUGE:  not relevant for this project

SIZE:  Approx 24” at widest point x 54” in length

ABBREVIATIONS

ek=ewrap knit

inc=increase (make one (m1) method used)

k=knit

k2tog=knit two stitches together

p=purl stitch

ssk=slip, slip knit two stitches together

sl=slip or skip peg with yarn towards back of peg

st(s)=stitch(es)

yo=yarn over

*A helpful tutorial on SSK & K2tog

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up of loom: Ewrap  5 pegs from Right-to-Left. Ewrap knit back to peg 1.

Row 1: [ek1, inc1]2x, k2tog, k1. (Increased row by 1 stitch)

Row 2: Sl1, p to end.

Row 3: [ek1, inc1]2x, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (Increased by 1 stitch)

Row 4: Sl1, p to end.

Rep Row 3-Row 4:  until you have 77 sts on the knitting loom.

Continue onto lace section as follows (note, the first 3 pegs and last pegs are edge stitches, you will maintain a garter stitch edge on those pegs).

 

Next row: sl1, ek2, *ek1, yo,  ek1, ssk, k2tog, ek1, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, ek3, k1.

Next row: Sl1, p2, ek to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Rep last two rows: 22 times, or until it reaches the desired length

Next row: sl1, ek to last stitch, k1.

Next row: sl1, p to last stitch, k1.

Rep last two rows: 1 more time.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in.

Steam block to open up the lace sections and to set the stitches.

Have questions or comments for Isela?  Feel free to leave a comment below!

 

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  • Would the all in one loom work for this project?

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