Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cupcake Hat Pattern

This hat is super cute (if I do say so myself) and pretty easy to knit on the loom.  All you need is to know how to flat knit, purl, and e-wrap on the loom, a round loom, and the spool loom.





I used the Caron brand Simply Soft and I cast on using two strands as one on the green loom.

1.  I cast on with brown yarn for my cake color.  I used the basic e-wrap for this.  
2.  I knit with the purl2, knit2 pattern for 14 rows.  You can do this for as much or as little as you like depending on how big you want your cake/brim to be.

3.  Now I added the pink for the icing.  I cast on again with the basic e-wrap and knit over.  
4.  Knit two more rows with the e-wrap.
5.  On this row, knit2tog and wrap the empty peg with the yarn.  
6.  Knit 3 more rows with e-wrap.
7.  Bring up your first row of pink (or whatever color you are using for the icing) like you were making a brim for a hat.  

8.  Purl row
9. Knit row 
10.  Continue the pattern with rows 8 and 9 until the hat reaches your desired length.  
11.   Finish hat by taking it off the loom using the gather method.  


Now if you want to add the cherry this is how I made it:
1.  Cast on to the spool loom to the side with 5 pegs.  Use two strands of yarn as one.
2. Purl row
3. Knit row
4.Continue with row 2 and 3 for 6 more rows.  
5.  Use your needle and thread to take the yarn off the loom.  I just pulled down hard enough to tie the top and to help shape the yarn into a ball.  
6.  I made sure there was enough yarn hanging off the cherry, so that I could sew it to the top.  







Additional pictures of cupcake hats can be found here.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

18 comments:

  1. What size will this hat fit up to?

    ReplyDelete
  2. The hat in this pattern fits my 4 and 6 year old. To make it bigger just adjust the number of rows for the cake part (in brown) and/or the number of rows for the icing (in pink).
    I just measured the hat that is in this picture and it is 8 inches tall (without the cherry) and about 14 inches around. And obviously you could adjust things mentioned above to make it smaller. :)

    There is a lot of stretch to this hat. My son's head is about 20 inches around to give you an idea of how much it stretches out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Absolutely LOVE this little hat, thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi there, my mom and I were looking at this pattern, and we haven't done any loom knitting previously. We were wondering what size looms you use for this pattern or if you could link me the set you're using. I google'd the loom shapes you mentioned, but am unsure which sets/sizes you're using. I love the pattern! It's so cute. On an aside, do you have any contact information listed anywhere? I wasn't able to find that to email you directly. Thank you in advance!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Danielle, Glad to hear that you like the pattern. Here is a link to the looms that can be used for this hat: http://www.amazon.com/Knifty-Knitter-Round-Loom-9-5/dp/B0046J9R0K/?tag=widgetsamazon-20 and the spool loom for the cherry: http://www.amazon.com/Knifty-Knitter-Inch-X8-1-Spool/dp/B000I1MNAQ/?tag=widgetsamazon-20. You could also use the round purple loom if you were wanting to make an adult hat. I don't have my personal e-mail on here, but if you wanted to message me you could use this page from facebook to get in touch. If you don't have facebook let me know and I can send you my e-mail. https://www.facebook.com/pages/This-Mama-Loom-Knits/284620761551932 I hope this helps and if you have any other questions just let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just recently learned to loom knit, so I don't know all the terms yet. Can you explain #5 in your instructions for me please? Thank you for your time and attention.

    5.  On this row, knit2tog and wrap the empty peg with the yarn.  

    ReplyDelete
  7. Instructions for row 5 knit2tog and wrap the empty peg: all you need to do is move the yarn from peg one to peg 2. Now peg one is empty, so you will take your working yarn and e-wrap it and then lay your working yarn flat across peg 2 and bring the bottom two stitches over the working yarn. Just continue doing this around the loom.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if this makes sense or if you have any other questions. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Can you please explain purl2 and knit2?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lindz c, you need to purl two pegs and then knit 2 pegs. You will repeat that pattern around the loom.

      Delete
  9. Just wondering if you have any idea of how many pink rows you did (after the brim). Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Is there a pattern for this that is not done on a loom?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you search Ravelry I am sure you could find a needle knit pattern.

      Delete
  11. This is the most adorable hat ever! And I am thrilled to find that a cupcake style hat can ACTUALLY be done on the Knifty Knitter and not just with knitting needles which I personally find to be very tedious.

    I only wish you had demonstrated this in a video... or photos, that would really help a lot! I am not familiar with all the terms yet either...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Hannah, I am sure you can search youtube and find plenty of videos to help with some of the stitches. I have not made any, but I know they are out there. Glad that you like the hat.

      Delete
  12. Hello I'm having trouble understanding step 7

    ReplyDelete
  13. I just started loom knitting too. Yes there are plenty of videos for how to loom knit on You tube and the net. You can find stitches there and plenty more. Love your hat.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi is the cake part of the hat worked separately from the icing part of the hat and then seamed together?

    ReplyDelete
  15. was this made using a 31 peg loom or a 36 peg loom?

    ReplyDelete