How do I make a loom hat?

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.

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This is our 91-year-old grandmother making her first Sassy Cap, proving you are never too old to learn to loom knit!

Materials Needed:

  • 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!

Now what?

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