Free Pattern Friday: Sponge Curlers Wig Hat

Do you ever want to throw the kids for a loop and even the neighbors? Here comes the Sponge Curlers Wig Hat. Drop off your kids at school in style with this superb hat! Worked just like a regular hat, then add the sponge curlers for a touch of “home”. A special thank you to Renita Harvey for working the pattern out for the Foam rollers with modelAll-n-One knitting loom.

Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom

Yarn: Approx 120 yds of worsted weight yarn in the “hair” color of your choice. Shown in Lion Brand Fisherman Wool in Nature’s Brown.

Notions: Knitting tool, crochet hook, tapestry needle.

Other: 32 extra large sponge rollers.


K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rnd(s): round(s)




Set loom to 68 pegs.

Using the yarn over cast on, cast on 68 pegs.

Rnds 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 7- 38 : k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave ends in.



Cut 64 strands of yarn 24” long.

Starting 1” above the cast on edge, secure 18 fringe about 1 ¼” apart from each other, all the way around the hat:

How to secure fringe (Photos show a contrasting color yarn for the fringe for illustration purposes only, use same color as hat for the fringe):

  • From the front of hat, hook the crochet hook under the stitch.  See photo 1
  • Fold 1 strand of yarn in half.
  • Place loop at the end of the strand from where it is folded on the crochet hook and pull it through the stitch on the hat so that both ends of the yarn is still on  the front side of the hat.  See photo 2
  • Without taking the loop off the hook, pull the 2 strands at the other end through the loop and pull tight.  See photos 3 and 4

Foam rollers how to

Using 2 fringe (4 strands of yarn total), roll the yarn onto the sponge roller using 9 rollers for the bottom round.

Repeat for rounds 2 and 3, 2” above the previous round with fringe and rollers.

For round 4, evenly space the last of the fringe and last 5 rollers around the crown of the hat.

Foam rollers with model

Enjoy and have a wonderful time wearing your hat out on the town!

16 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday: Sponge Curlers Wig Hat

  1. Love this and I call it a MUST make! Love fun patterns like this. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. This is so extremely awesome! i absolutely love it! I want to make one and wear it to Wal-Mart so I can for in with the rest of society there!

  3. Me facinan las manualidades en especial el tejer ..deseo saber cuanto valen los telares ..una hija mia vive en en USA en NY .para pedirle a ella que me los compre si Dios quiere ..desde Costa Rica les mandobun fuerte abrazo y bendiciones

  4. Started using this as my profile picture on FB. Been getting more comments about my “do”. I explain it is a hat and provide the link… Maybe I am introducing new people to loom knitting?

  5. thanks for this wonderful pattern! I just finished mine & I did it mostly with “poodle yarn”

  6. I will be making this for a friend who lost her hair due to chemo. I already made her a Lalaloopsy hat with lots of curls but this will be even better

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