Well there is no stopping me now, I have discovered loom knitting and I am knitting hats. Its a good job that it is cold here in Norway and me and the Monkey need hats to keep our fur warm. So after my first attempt at loom knitting, I discovered, that just using the knit stitch that the bottom of the hat continued to roll up.
After completing loads of research on the internet as well as a fair amount of faffing and looking at nice crafty project, for inspiration, I found out that I could either make a brim, or learn the purl stitch…. not wanting to run before I can walk, I set about learning a new stitch, as adding a brim was no challenge at all.
Purl stitch is the second most easy or popular stick for knitting or loom knitting, in fact I would go as far to say its a stable. Place the wool yarn loosely underneath the loop on the peg, insert the hook under the loop and pull the yarn through, creating a new loop.
Then the nerve wrecking bit, well it was the first time, I was convinced it would all fall apart, take the existing loop off the peg and replace it with the loop you just pulled through. Continue all the way around….easy peasy.
In combination of knit one purl one….you end up with a ribbed pattern that does not roll up. With this two stitches firmly in my knowledge I started on making some hats…..and then some more hats. Its safe to say we will not be need a hat for some years.
I made a stripy hat, I love the colours, however it is slightly too long. I also managed to find this super chiunk bright pink wool which is just perfect for my mum, so she got a hat as well…..well you might as well spread the hat love!