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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.

Supplies:

  • 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.)

Instructions:

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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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 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! :)

  2. 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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