Easy Loom Knit Hat Tutorial – Knit & Purl Stitches

Loom knit hat

In this video tutorial, learn how to knit a hat with a loom! If you’ve never knitted before, or never used a loom before – no worries, you can make this! It isn’t difficult at all, and I’ve tried to simplify the steps as much as possible.

I first learned how to make these in elementary school. My classmates and I used to make so many of them! These hats are simple and quick enough that they are a great project for kids and adults alike!

 

Time needed: ~a few hours

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

A summary of the steps in this video:

•Alternate between knitting and purling each row until it reaches about 5 inches long. Bring first row up and put them back onto the pegs. Knit these together.

•Tie a knot to create a loop in a new color of yarn. Put this on first peg and wrap and knit this row.

•For the rest of the rows, follow the pattern of knitting 4 stitches, and purling 2, knit 4, purl 2. Continue until the hat is about 9 inches long.

•Cut the working yarn, leaving about a two foot tail. Run this yarn through each loop on each peg, and remove them from the pegs. Pull tight to gather the top together and tie some knots through the first loop to secure. Put leftover tail inside hat or weave through.

 

Please comment below if you have a question!

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How To Ice Dye Fabric – Tie Dye Techniques

Ice Dyed Shirt

In this week’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to ice dye!

 
Ice dye is one of the easiest tie dye techniques I’ve ever done – the ice does most of the work for you! I can’t think of too many projects better than this for a sunny, summer day 🙂 It doesn’t take long to do and the results are beautiful!

 

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials List:

  • Powdered fabric dye (it’s best to use colors that are next to each other, or analogous, on the color wheel, so things won’t get muddy)
  • Container large enough to fit the items you’re dyeing
  • Screen or cookie cooling rack 
  • Rubber gloves
  • Mask
  • Ice cubes
  • Shirts or other items to dye (the higher the cotton percentage, the better) I used this tee

*Any items such as the container you use, or cookie cooling racks, should not be used for food again after doing this. I recommend buying some inexpensive ones from the dollar store or Walmart just for dyeing with.

Tips:

  • Do this outside, or where it won’t matter if things get messy
  • The more ice you use, the more effects you’ll get
  • Be generous with the amount of dye you use
  • Use analogous colors together such as red, orange, and yellow or pink, purple, and blue
  • Wear a mask to prevent breathing any dye
  • I let my dyed items sit overnight with the dye still on them, just to make sure the dye would take full effect. If you have time, I recommend doing this – but this way, the powder will dry and be harder to wash off.
  • Before wearing, wash items in the washer without other items they could stain

 

Good luck, and if you have questions, feel free to comment below!

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