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Free Hat Patterns for the Knifty Knitter Loom

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Free Hat Patterns for the Knifty Knitter Loom

Round Knifty Knitter looms are perfect for knitting hats. As a general guide, use the 11 inch loom for large adult hats, the 9 inch loom for small adult and children's hats, and the 7 inch loom for baby hats, or the 5 inch blue loom for a doll or preemie hat. We also have free hat patterns for the Knifty Knitter hat loom, which is a specialty loom sold separately from the round loom set.

If you've made the hat from your Knifty Knitter instructions, you're probably ready to branch out and try some new patterns. You've come to the right place. Below are lots of hat patterns here for the round looms that you will enjoy making. Browse the pictures below and choose your next knitted hat creation. So many Knifty Knitter hat patterns all in one place!

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Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the anchor peg.

Step 2: Loosely wrap each peg on the loom, by wrapping a cursive "e" around each peg.

e wrap

Free Hat Pattern

Step 3: Slide the wrapped yarn to the bottom of each peg.

Step 4: Wrap each peg a second time.

Step 5: Knit by lifting the bottom loop of yarn up and over the loop above it and off the peg. Use the hook that came with the looms to do this.

Step 6: Knit approximately 35 rows. (The number of rows is determined by the height of the hat you desire.)

Step 7: Cut the working yarn 2 feet long. Run the end of the yarn through a yarn needle and sew through each loop on the peg to remove the knit from the hat. Pull this tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.


Yellow Knifty Knitter Round Loom - 11 Inch Loom

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Bumble Bee Hat

Free Knifty Knitter Hat Pattern

This super cute ringed stocking cap looks like a bumble bee when done in black and yellow.



Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

* a Knifty Knitter hook

* 11 inch extra large loom

* 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn

* fun fur if the fuzzy look is desired

Knifty Knitter Bumble Bee Hat


Green Round Knifty Knitter Loom - 9 Inch Loom

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Vertical Striped Hat

Vertical Striped Hat

Hat with Vertical Stripes

Green Round Loom Hat with Vertical Stripes

This hat is knitted by e wrapping all the odd pegs in one color and the even pegs in another color. The alternating colors make vertical stripes on the hat. Pair it with the vertical striped scarf. The hat is quick and easy to knit and requires knowledge of the e wrap and purl stitches.

What You Need:

Knifty Knitter Round Loom and Hook

2 colors of worsted weight yarn

Vertical Striped Hat

I found this cupcake hat pattern at the "This Mama Knits Blog." It is the perfect size for a young girl. The knit and purl stitches are used on the green round loom. Basic understanding of how to make a brim is needed. Also the spool loom is used to create the cherry on top. I've seen other patterns where the cherry was crocheted if you are skilled at crochet.


Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Caron Simply Soft yarn - colors desired for cake, frosting and cherry

*Large Knifty Knitter green round loom

*Knifty Knitter spool loom or crochet hook

*Yarn Needle

*Knifty Knitter hook


Cupcake Child's Hat Pattern

Multicolored Hat and Scarf

Multicolored Hat and Scarf

Multicolored Hat and Scarf

Free Hat and Scarf Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Round Loom

This free hat pattern requires 2-4 hours to knit. The scarf requires an additional 8 to 11 hours.


Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

*a crochet hook

*Wool Ease yarn in colors of your choice

*11 inch Knifty Knitter extra large round loom

*a yarn needle


Free Hat and Scarf Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Round Loom

Floppy Hat Cut

Floppy Hat Cut

Floppy Blue Hat

for the Large Round Knifty Knitter Loom (Green)

This hat is knitted extra long to allow it to flop over a bit. If you like the flop and the soft fuzziness of fun fur, you'll love this hat by Provo Craft. It also used Wool-Ease yarn, for a quicker finish.
Skill Level: Intermediate

You Will Need:

*Knifty Knitter Large Round Loom (Green)

*1 skein Fun Fur by Lion Brand (Indigo)

*1 skein Wool-Ease by Lion Brand (Blue Heather)

*Knifty Knitter hook

Flop-Over Blue Hat

The Earflap Hat

Free Knifty Knitter Pattern for the Earflap Hat

On her blog, Rowena recently posted this pattern for an earflap hat on a Knifty Knitter loom. These hats are very popular right now and there aren't very many patterns available to make them on a loom. Thanks Rowena for your hard work and instructions!


Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

*2 skein of medium weight yarn in the colors of choice

*9 inch Knifty Knitter loom (36 pegs)

*a yarn needle

Earflap Hat Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Loom

Basic Hat with Brim

Making the Brim

Making the Brim

Basic Knifty Knitter Hat with Brim

Basic Knifty Knitter Hat with Brim

Basic Knifty Knitter Hat with Brim

for Kids and Adults

This basic brim hat is knitted from brim to top. The hat in the photo was knitted using the green Knifty Knitter round loom, A.K.A. the large round loom. Two strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn were held together as one yarn. The yarn color is fleck. This pattern makes a nice thick hat and is simple to make for the beginner. The yarn color can be changed after the brim to add a little color variety, or dress it up with a pom pom on top.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter Green Round Loom (for kids and small adults) or Yellow Round Loom (for Large adults)

*Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in "Fleck" or other color of choice

*Knifty Knitter Hook

*Yarn needle

(Watch the YouTube Video)

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

This garter stitch ear flap hat is from the blog, "This Mama Knits." She created this unique hat using the e wrap, knit, purl, increase stitch and the large round loom (green).


Skill Level: Intermediate

You Will Need:

*Knifty Knitter Large Round Loom (Green)

*2 colors of Caron Brand Simply Soft Yarn

*Knifty Knitter hook

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

Diagonal Rib Hat

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Diagonal Rib Hat Pattern

This pattern comes from the "This Mama Knits" blog. It is a diagonal rib hat. The pattern doesn't call for any specific loom, but says any loom with pegs in multiples of 4 will work. The green round loom has 36 pegs, so it will work perfectly.

Skill Level: Medium

You will need:

*a crochet hook

*a skein of bulky yarn (creates heavier knit) OR lightweight yarn (creates ribs with holes)

*10 1/4 inch Knifty Knitter green round loom

*Yarn Needle

*Knifty Knitter hook

Diagonal Rib Hat

Knifty Knitter Elmo Hat

Knifty Knitter Elmo Hat

Knifty Knitter Elmo Hat

Here is a cute earflap hat made on the red or green round loom. The one seen in the photo is made on the red loom and I would recommend it for a child 18 months and under. If the child is older than 18 months, use the green loom. It's made with Red Heart brand yarn in the color red and fun fur yarn also in the color red. There is a video in the instructions explaining how to make a basic earflap hat. There are also instructions for how to add the face to make the hat look like Elmo!

Elmo Earflap Hat

Preemie Hat for the Blue Round Knifty Knitter

Santa Hat

Santa Hat

Santa Hat for the Red Round Loom

This Santa hat is done on the Knifty Knitter red round loom (medium). It's the perfect size for a baby or small child. To make a Santa hat for an older child, use the green loom instead. The pattern here uses "fuzzy" white yarn. Fun fur white yarn added to the bulky, or fuzzy, white yarn would make a nice brim.

You will need:

Knifty Knitter green or red round loom and hook

Worsted weight red yarn (Red Heart)

"Fuzzy" white yarn and

Fun fur white yarn (optional)

Santa Hat Pattern from the Craft Test Dummies Blog

This free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn can be knit in under an hour. It features "Wool-Ease Thick and Quick" yarn which does indeed make patterns quicker. You will need to sign into the Lion Brand website to access this pattern, but registration is free.


Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*a crochet hook

*2 colors Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn

* Medium Knifty Knitter round loom (red)

*Yarn Needle

*Knifty Knitter hook


Child's Hat Pattern

Child's Scarf Hat

Child's Scarf Hat

Child's Scarf Hat

Free Scarf Hat Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Loom

This free pattern requires 1 hour to knit.


Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*a crochet hook

*a skein of medium weight yarn

*7 or 9 inch Knifty Knitter round loom

*Yarn Needle

*Knifty Knitter hook


Free Knifty Knitter Scarf Hat Pattern

Snowman Hat

Brenda at the "Loom Lore" blog tells us how to make this super cute snowman hat. It can be done on the red loom for a very young child, or on the green round loom for an older child.


Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter Red or Green round loom

*Knifty Knitter Spool Loom

*White yarn

*Black yarn

*Orange yarn

*Any color yarn for "scarf" and stripe on hat

*Black buttons or beads (for eyes)

*Knifty Knitter Hook

*Yarn needle

Snowman Hat

Blue Round Loom

This is the smallest loom in the round loom set. It measures 5 inches across. Although it is sometimes suggested that this loom is for baby hats, it would have to be a very small preemie baby. The hats I've made using this loom fit dolls, but would not fit most newborns. I use this loom for knitting socks and gloves.

Knifty Knitter Hat Loom - The Knifty Knitter Hat Loom from Amazon.com

The hat loom is a specialty loom made by Provo Craft. You will not find it as part of a set. It's only sold individually. It has 48 pegs and measures 10 1/4 inches wide. The pegs on this loom are placed slightly closer, to make a denser weave.

Tom Tom the Leprechaun

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Tom-Tom the Leprechaun Hat PatternApril Taylor created this St. Patrick's Day hat pattern. It can be finished in a day. You'll find the pattern and more pictures on Brenda's "Loom Lore" blog.

Skill Level: Medium

You will need:

*a crochet hook

*a skein of cream, medium weight yarn

*a skein of green, medium weight yarn

*a skein of black, medium weight yarn

*a skein of orange, medium weight yarn

*10 1/4 inch Knifty Knitter hat loom by Provo Craft

*Yarn Needle

*Knifty Knitter hook

Tom-Tom the Leprechaun Hat Pattern

What do YOU like to Knit on the Knifty Knitter Looms?

Sound off and tell us your favorite Knifty Knitter projects.

The Round Loom Set - Get All the Knifty Knitter Looms and Make More Hats!

Watch a Knifty Knitter Hat Knitted Start to Finish! - How to Loom Knit a Hat

If you haven't loom knitted a hat before, the video below shows the basic steps, start to finish. The looms used in this video are not Knifty Knitter brand looms, so the colors and sizes will not be the same, but it's a very good resource for learning the overall steps involved.

How to Add a Brim to a Hat - You Tube Video

Here's another You Tube video that shows the basic method for adding a brim to a hat, or stocking cap.

© 2011 hsschulte

Leave Your Comments and Questions Here!

Ray on April 07, 2018:

I’m looking for a pattern to make the boysenberry pie hat that I saw being sold by a vendor at the boysenberry festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s made with the kniffty knitter loom. A photo of it is on Etsy Boysenberry pie hat by Miss Doolittle.

I am looking for a pattern for an adult tam/beret hat on January 17, 2018:

If anyone has one please post. I found one but it uses a 51 peg loom mine don't have 51 pegs.

Lori on September 26, 2014:

How many rows for a mans beanie?

SimplySara LM on February 10, 2014:

I love how quickly loom hats knit up! I've only made one so far, but it sure was rewarding to get it the size I wanted, pull the yarn through and presto! done! No taking forever to reduce stitches, knit a row between, and keep track of how many stitches to knit before knitting two together. I need to pick up a bigger loom though. The one I got only makes baby hats.

anonymous on September 19, 2013:

I don't think these links work anymore. I tried to access the patterns but it took me to a Cricut site and even though I looked around for the Knifty Knitter stuff, I didn't find it. Do you know if they have changed their website? If so, do you know where I could get some of the patterns for the yellow and green looms (kids hats like the bead one)? Thanks.

hsschulte (author) on February 17, 2013:

@anonymous: The 22 inch loom is blue. They have them at amazon, just search for "Knifty Knitter 22 inch long loom blue." Soon, you may only be able to buy the looms as a set.

hsschulte (author) on February 17, 2013:

@anonymous: Kim,

Yes, you cut and tie a square knot between the two colors of yarn to attach them. If you wish to leave a long tail and weave it in you can. I prefer to keep the tails smaller and sew them with thread.

anonymous on December 16, 2012:

to change colors do you just cut and retie the next color ?

Thank you very new to this.

anonymous on January 21, 2012:

I M LOOKING FOR THE KK LONG LOOM ABT 22 INCHES. SEEMS VERY HARD TO FIND ANY KK LOOMS ANYMORE. ANYONE KNOW OF A 22 INCHER ?

GreenfireWiseWo on June 20, 2011:

I love the ideas - great patterns - thank you.

bames24 lm on May 18, 2011:

nice patterns :)

Oliversbabycarecouk on February 18, 2011:

some brilliant patterns on this lens, i gave it a thumbs up

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