Loom Knit Baby or Toddler Bow Hat Zoom

Loom Knit Baby or Toddler Bow Hat

This sweet loom knit hat makes a precious gift any new mom would love! Easy.
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Step 1

Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

cm—centimeter(s); g—gram(s); ew—e-wrap and knit; oz—ounce(s); k2tog—knit 2 together; p—purl; rem—remain(ing)(s); rep—repeat; rnd(s)—round(s); sl— slip; st(s)— stitch(es)

Sized for Newborn (Toddler/Small Child)
Newborn: 13 1/2" (34.5 cm) circumference x 5 1/2" (14 cm) long
Toddler/Small Child: 15"-19" (38 - 48.5 cm) circumference x 7" (18 cm)


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn: Yarn (A): Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic, 5 oz (141 g), 236 yd (216 m), 1 skein, color 3852 Icelandic. Yarn (B): Red Heart With Love, 100% acrylic, 7 oz (198 g), 370 yd (338 m), 1 skein, color 1401 Pewter.
  • If Newborn Hat: Boye® 36-peg Light Weight Yarn Loom
  • If Toddler Hat: Boye® 51-peg Light Weight Yarn Loom
  • Loom tool
  • Yarn needle
  • Alligator hair clip

    4 sts and 5 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) in Stockinette Stitch

    E-wrap cast-on:
    E-wrap two times around loom then lift bottom loop over top loop to complete cast-on. For flat panel knitting, wrap all pegs to the right of the anchor peg, turn and wrap same pegs again toward the anchor peg.
    K2tog: Skip 1 peg; move loop on skipped peg onto next peg, e-wrap peg; knit off by lifting bottom loop over top two loops. One stitch decreased.
    Gathered Bind-Off: With only one loop on each peg, cut working yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle.

    • Step 1: Starting with peg 1, insert needle below the loop and pull the yarn through.
    • Step 2: Insert needle into loop on next peg and repeat. Repeat for all the pegs around. Insert needle into first loop again to make sure there is no gap.
    • Step 3: Remove all loops from pegs and pull yarn tail tight until opening is completely closed. Secure opening by stitching back and forth and tie off. Weave in tail.

    Slipped Stitch Edge Method: Used for flat panel knitting work in rows. Slip the first stitch in every row by simply not working it. Begin knitting with peg 2.
    Flat Panel Bind Off:
    • Step 1: E-wrap and knit the first two stitches.
    • Step 2: Remove the loop from peg 2 and place it on peg 1. Knit off peg 1.
    • Step 3: Move the remaining loop on peg 1 back to peg 2. – One peg bound off.
    • Step 4: E-wrap and knit peg 3. Remove the loop from peg 3 and place it on peg 2. Knit off peg 2.
    • Step 5: Move the remaining loop from peg 2 back to peg 3. – two stitches are bound off. Continue binding off each peg in the same manner until you only have one loop remaining on the loom. E-wrap this peg and knit off. Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and pull through last loop to secure.

    Rib Stitch (multiple of 2 for newborn hat; multiple of 3 for toddler hat):
    Rnd 1:
    *Ew 1 (2), p1; rep from * around.
    Rep Rnd 1 for pattern.
    Stockinette Stitch in-the-Round:
    Rnd 1:
    Ew in each st around.
    Rep Rnd 1 for pattern.
    Garter Stitch in-the-Round:
    Rnd 1:
    Ew in each st around.
    Rnd 2: P in each st around.
    Rep Rnds 1-2 for pattern.

Step 2

Note: Instructions are given for smallest size with changes for larger size in parentheses.

With A, e-wrap cast-on all sts—36 (51) sts.
Rnds 1-6: Work in Rib Stitch.
Rnds 7-12: Work in Stockinette Stitch. At end of Rnd 12, cut A and tie on B behind last peg.
Rnds 13-18: With B, work 3 pattern reps of Garter Stitch. At end of Rnd 18, cut B and tie on A.
Rnd 19: With A, ew.
Next Rnds: Work 12 (22) rnds of Rib Stitch or until hat measures 5 1/2" (14 cm); (7" (18 cm).
Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around, ending ew 0 (1)—18 (26) pegs.
Next Rnd: Ew around skipping empty pegs with yarn in back—18 (26) pegs.
Cut yarn leaving 18" (46 cm) tail.
Bind off using Gathered Bind Off.

With B, ew cast-on 12 (18) pegs leaving a 6" (15 cm) tail.
Row 1: Sl 1, ew11.
Row 2: Sl 1, p10, ew1.
Repeat Rows 1-2 four (five) more times.
Bind off all pegs loosely using Flat Panel Bind Off and leaving 6" (15 cm) tail.

Step 3

Weave in all tails. Set aside.

Weave in tails on back side by weaving tails toward center of bow. Pinch sides together and wrap remaining tails around center from opposite directions and knot on back of bow. Cut 36" (91.5 cm) piece of B. Wrap neatly around center of bow for decorative wide look. Secure in back with the original tails; Trim remaining tails. Attach bow to alligator clip, then clip onto hat band.

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