I finished the ridged lace hat on Saturday. I started it and just kept on going, so it only took me a few hours to complete this hat. My fingers were so sore after making this hat! And I am surprised I did not break my pick. The pattern is easy to follow, but there are some things that I did different when making this hat.
I do not have the round purple loom with 48 pegs, so I had to use the green loom with 36 pegs. When I went to pull up the beginning row to make the brim it was very difficult. I am not really sure why, but it felt like the pegs were going to break!
The other thing that I had to change is round 8. In the book "I Can't Believe I'm Loom Knitting", it says that for round 8 to pick up the peg after the skipped peg with your fingers. I could not get that to work for me. The yarn ended up too tight and I almost lost the stitch. I had to take the yarn from the first peg with my fingers and lift the second peg up with my pick. Doing this round also took the longest. I think the first time I had to do round 8 it took me 20 minutes. By the 3rd time I finally got it down to about 10-12 minutes.
|Ridged Lace Hat|
I LOVE the way the hat looks and need to get the purple round loom to make it for an adult. I tried to use the green long loom to make the hat for an adult, but cannot get the brim to pull up. I am not sure what I am going to do with the yarn that is already on the loom. Maybe I will keep going and just not do a brim and just come up with something different. Maybe I will just take it off and start something else. Not sure yet.
Here is the listing for the hat on etsy.