Let me start by saying – I am in no way talented when it comes to crafts. As a matter of fact, when I told my mother that I had started loom knitting a few years ago, she immediately burst into hysterical fits of laughter. Just to punish her, I sent her my first hat & scarf and she wore them all the time. Now, I am totally addicted to loom knitting. It is fun, easy & helps me feel productive and less guilty when I’m watching mindless television.
This is our 91-year-old grandmother making her first Sassy Cap, proving you are never too old to learn to loom knit!
- 9-10″ loom with a little hook (comes with it)
- Soft yarn in a fun color (can get 1-2 hats per skein, depending on the yarn)
- Optional: Decorative yarn for the brin (feathers, fur, etc.)
For more discussion on what types of yarn & looms work best, click here: The stuff…
Most looms come with written directions, but I learn best by watching someone do it. Here’s a great video tutorial that shows how to loom knit a basic hat, from start to finish. The instructor uses 2 strands of yarn to make the hat a little tighter, but I just use one. I don’t mind that my hats have a little more breathing space, and the softer yarns are often a little thicker. But experiment! Have fun!
Congratulations! You are officially a Sassy Capper! Now you are ready to package your hat to give away. Click here for printable labels and directions: Sassy Caps