With regular knitting looms decreasing at the top of the hat has always been a challenge, but with Flexee Looms, increasing and decreasing is super easy to do.
We feature 3 decrease options. The easiest decrease is the Quick Crown Decrease.
This decrease includes 3 rounds of continuous decreases (K2tog) per round, all around the knitting loom, going first from 80 pegs to 40 pegs, then 40 to 20 and finally 20 to 10 pegs. See video of this technique below. This produces the top of hat that you see in the yellow hat. (Video is using Flexee Skinny, but same decrease can be done with any size Flexee Loom.)
Quick Crown Decrease
The Basic Crown Decrease creates a swirl at the top of the hat and also produces a very smooth cup shape without any wrinkles in the knit. This decrease can be made with a right leaning swirl, or a left leaning swirl. It just depends on which look your prefer for top of your hat. White hat is knit with Basic Decrease (right leaning). And the Blue hat used the Basic Decrease (left leaning). Both decreases can be used with the all size Flexee Looms. If using the Flexee Chunky start with Knit 4, K2tog. if using the Flexee Skinny, start with Knit 8, K2tog.
Basic Crown Decrease (Right Leaning)