Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Try It Tuesday: A Pumpkin Hat on the Knifty Knitter

It must be the cool weather that has me making hats in October. I made my kids hats on the Knifty Knitter loom set last October, but those ones were for Christmas presents. This Pumpkin hat was one I made him for fall because of 2 reasons: 1) it would look nice with his hunter green vest (not pictured) and 2) he was born just before Halloween and the hospital gave us a pumpkin hat to come home in on Halloween and I wanted to make him a new one now before he gets too old and pumpkin hats become not cool.

I think making hats on the Knifty Knitter 210467 Round Loom, Set of 4 is quite simple. By doing the simple e-wrap stitch you can quickly and easily make a hat. Some day I will venture in to learning other stitches. The kit mentioned above does include instructions and those the precise instructions I followed to make the hat.

To make the stem I used the Knifty Knitter 4-1/2 Inch X8-1/2 Inch Spool Loom (small side with a very thick yarn). You may remember that I used this same tool to make the strap on my daughter's handwarmer/muff.

Another picture of the hat and my cute little boy :)

Since I was making my son the hat, I wanted to make a new fall headband for my daughter. So, I asked my friend Beth from Knaebean Creations to teach me how she made the ones for us & for the giveaway I did a while back. Not sure I could make this again without help, but it was my first time crocheting something other than a long chain.


Lisa R said...

This is a nice hat. I actually thought of buying one of these knitter but wasn't sure if it really worked. Thanks for the post

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Unknown said...

Awesome job on those hats-- I imagine it was probably fun too. My wife would love one of the knitter--pretty nice!Thanks for the pictures