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Loom Knit Puff-Ball Infant Hat

December 16, 2009

If you’re ready to try something other than e-wrapping, this quick and easy project done on a Knifty Knitter blue circular loom will have you practicing a new stitch and casting on technique! PDF: Puff Ball Infant Hat.


  • Knifty Knitter blue circular loom
  • a few ounces of variegated worsted weight (4ply) baby yarn
  • a tapestry needle
  • a bit of cardboard or a pom-pom maker (my absolute favorites are those in the American Girl Pom Pom Pets kit.)


Holding two strands of yarn together now and throughout, cast on using the long tail cast on method. This is a very neat, non-loopy cast on that will very likely become a favorite!

Row 1: Purl around.

Row 2: Knit around.

Row 3: Purl around.

(Note: this purl one row, knit one row procedure creates a Garter Stitch. It produces a reversible fabric that lays flat when working it as a flat piece.)

Row 4: E-wrap knit around. I’d suggest e-wrapping each peg and then knitting it over instead of e-wrapping all the pegs at once. Doing one at a time, the stitches won’t ‘swirl’ as much.

Repeat row 4 until your piece is 5″ long.

Bind off with the gathered bind off technique.

Make a ridiculously big pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy Ford permalink
    October 24, 2014 4:14 pm

    I am new to loom knitting. Love this little beanie. I got the purl stitch down for the brim. My question is that in your directions, Row 2 is knit and Row 4 is e-wrap knit. Is row 2 flat knit?

    • Jo permalink*
      October 27, 2014 8:35 am

      Yes, it is the flat stitch. If you follow the link in the post, you’ll get details explaining the technique.

  2. October 25, 2011 12:19 am

    okay I looked up the knit and purl stitches and tried it out. I have to say I hate making the stitches since they take longer but I have to also say I love the look when its done. I made my second one with a bigger brim with 7 rows of purl and knitting and then wrapping the rest. I love it! Thanks for the pattern.

    • Maven permalink*
      October 25, 2011 7:09 am

      Glad you like it Bridget. I know what you mean about purling and knitting, but doing those stitches opens up so many looming possibilities! :)

  3. October 24, 2011 2:19 am

    What is Purl and Knit and E-wrap on a loom? I only know how to wrap around each peg and knit over.


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