Knitting loom: 48-peg large gauge loom, and 24-peg large gauge loom. Sample used KB Looms Chunky loom (orange and mint)
Yarn: Approx 90 yards of super bulky merino wool yarn. Malabrigo Rasta in Natural and Sunset were used in samples.
Optional: Faux fur pom pom
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
k2tog=knit two stitches together (a decrease), right slanting
ssk=slip, slip, knit together (a decrease), left slanting
Cast on 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 9: *k2tog, yo, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 11: *yo, ssk, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep from Rnd 9-12.
Rep Rnd 12: until item measures approx 7 inches from cast on edge.
Using tapestry needle and a piece of scrap yarn, transfer all the stitches to the piece of scrap yarn.
Place the stitches from the scrap yarn onto the 24-peg loom, two stitches per peg.
Next 3 rnds: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly. Secure faux pom pom to the top of the hat.
2 thoughts on “Riverdale Beanie”
Can this be done on any size loom?
You will need a loom that is similar in gauge as to the knitting loom I used. You will also need it to have the same amount of pegs, if you are going to follow the pattern as written. The loom I used has a gauge of 5/8″ and it is made by KB Looms. You can find it at http://www.kblooms.com and it is called the Premium Chunky Round Loom Set.
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