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.
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