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A printable pattern for this hat is available in the download section of American Knitter.com
I'm going to be using standard 4 ply yarn and the knifty knitter brand 36 peg loom, so this will be a hat for a child, but variations in size are also available on the website.
First, we are going to work on the band or brim of the cap.
We'll start with Red Yarn and the first thing you'll want to do is tie a slip knot, and to do that you wrap the yarn around two of your fingers and bring the long end of the yarn through the loop and pull it tight.
Place the loop of the slipknot on the first peg of your loom and cinch it, but it doesn't need to be super tight.
Now we'll be winding the yarn around each peg counterclockwise as we move clockwise around the loom. We'll also be skipping two pegs so that we can alternate colors, so wrap two pegs and skip two pegs, wrap two pegs skip two pegs all the way around the loom and then we'll tie off the red yarn around the side peg and start on the white yarn. Skip two pegs and wrap two pegs, all the way around the loom and then tie it off.
Once we have 3 rows of yarn on each peg we'll pull the bottom row over the top of the peg and then wrap another row, alternating colors all the way around the loom. We then repeat the picking process, pulling the bottom row over the top of the peg. We'll continue this process until we've wrapped and picked 34 rows and we'll be ready for the next step.
Ok, so we have 34 rows, and we picked the 34th row so we have 2 rows left on the pegs and as you can see we have some really cool looking stripes. We're ready to finish the brim of the hat. To do this we pull the loops from the first rows that we picked back over the pegs, now you want to make sure that you are aligned properly or it will give your hat a slightly twisted look. Once you have them all looped back onto the pegs we'll pick off the bottom row just like we've been doing after wrapping. This process secures the brim of the hat. Once you do that we're ready to work on the next section of the hat.
Now we're going to change colors, to do this it's actually quite simple, we're going to leave a piece of yarn long enough on both the red and the white to tie the blue yarn too. Once we do that we're going to wrap and pick 6 rows of solid blue yarn. Go ahead and do that and we'll be ready to start on the stars.
It's starting to take shape and now we're ready for the stars, so what we're going to do is offset the stars from the stripes so they don't line up perfectly, it'll just make it look a little more stylish.
So to reintroduce the white just tie a slipknot back on but instead of the peg we started on for the white stripes we're going back one so it's offset. Now we're going to alternate wrapping 2 pegs white, 2 pegs blue. We'll wrap and pick for four rows and that will give us our first set of stars.
Ok, now that we have our first row of stars, we're going to add a solid band of blue for 3 rows, so wrap and pick just your color blue for 3 rows and we'll leave the white on the loom, we'll just make sure that the yarn stays on the inside of the loom while we wrap the blue, otherwise we'll have a white thread running across the front of our beanie and, well we don't want that now do we? ...No, we don't.
Ok 3 rows of blue and we're ready for our next set of stars, we're going to offset these stars from the initial set of stars as well and so we'll just start wrapping one peg over from where we initially wrapped the first set of stars. We'll wrap and pick for 4 more rows.
Now that we have our second row of stars we'll separate them again with 3 rows of solid blue. Then we'll be ready to do the final set of stars.
Alright, the last set of stars... We're going to begin these on the same peg as the first row of stars, alternating blue and white every two pegs for four rows then we'll be ready to finish the beanie.
Your hat is looking really cool by now and we're almost done. We just need to wrap and pick 5 more rows of solid blue then we'll be ready to take the hat off the loom.
To finish the hat pick all the rows off your pegs so you only have one row left on the loom. Then cut the blue yarn with a couple feet of thread left hanging. Thread a Yarn needle onto the blue yarn and begin threading the yarn from each peg onto the needle, going around until all of the loops are on the thread. Pull the yarn tight, closing the hole through the inside of the beanie. Then work the needle through several stitches and then cut and tie it off. Congratulations! You're now ready for a cold 4th of July evening, Election Day or any other patriotic event! Thanks for watching. I really hope you've enjoyed and found our videos helpful. We'd love to hear from you, please rate and comment. Subscribe for more videos like this and share your projects and successes with us on our Facebook page. Until next time!