Simple Cabled Baby Hat, Loom Knitting Pattern
This pattern is written for knitting on the loom, but it can be knit in the round on regular DPN's or circular needles.
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The hat size, when laying flat is 7 ½ inches long by 4 inches wide. It stretches out to about 13 inches in diameter, which makes it a preemie or newborn size hat. The gauge is 21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in K2, P2 rib pattern, so if you're knitting, you can use whatever yarn weight and needles size you want to get that gauge.
When working on the loom, for larger baby and toddler hats you'll want to use a bulky or super bulky yarn, and still use every peg on the loom. To make the hat longer if you want more slouch just continue the pattern.
The sample shown is made in Landscapes worsted weight yarn and was thick enough to create a preemie hat. You can get your Baby Knitting Loom here if you don't already have one.
This pattern is both written and includes a chart, and there is a video below where I show you all the techniques step by step, so you can work from whichever suits you best.
You can also modify this pattern for use with the kids or adult size looms, simply repeat the pattern around and modify the length of the hat as follows:
Baby- 6 ½” - 7 ½”
Woman- 8 ½” - 9 ½”
Man- 9”- 9 ¾”