Somedays all you want is to simply sit and watch tv without having to think about what you are knitting. Yes, it is true, knitters can't really sit without a project on their lap. This Basic Loom Knit Hat is worked with some lovely Noro Silk Garden.
Knitting loom: Premium Round Loom Set by KBLooms, used the white round loom (72 pegs).
Yarn: Approx 110 yards of worsted weight silk mohair wool blend. Sample used Noro Silk Garden in Train to Tokyo.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Other: Faux pom-pom (optional).
Size: Hat fits up to a 20" circumference head. If you need a smaller hat, use the purple loom, if you need a larger hat, use the orange loom.
k=knit stitch. You may use the u-stitch. Note: the ewrap stitch will produce looser stitches and a bigger hat and will look different.
Cast on 72 stitches, join to work in the round. (I used the ewrap cast on and then I tightened the cast on after project was done).
Round 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from to end of round.
Round 13: k to end of round.
Repeat Round 13: until hat reaches desired length (sample was 7 inches from cast on edge).
Next 3 rounds: Repeat Row 1.
Bind off as follows: For bind off, I highly recommend to use a different yarn, perhaps an acrylic that is the same color. This yarn tends to rip apart if you pull it--which you need to do to cinch it close. Cut a piece of yarn that is approximately 16 inches in length, remove all the purl stitches onto this piece of scrap yarn. Now, cut another piece of yarn about 16 inches in length, remove all the knit stitches from the loom. Locate the first piece of scrap yarn and cinch the purl stitches close. Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches.
Optional: Add a faux pom pom to the top of the hat. Note, if you are giving this to a small child, be sure to secure the pom pom very tightly to the hat.