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Anyone used a knitting frame for hats?

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Tommy Thu 12-Jan-17 18:47:44

I am a fairly new knitter and would like to knit some hats. I've seen the round frames on a couple of site shows but have no idea if they're any good! Any tips and advice would be much appreciated 😊

liz70 Fri 13-Jan-17 00:01:19

Do you mean a round loom? If so, I use them. They're very quick and easy, but you need very chunky yarn, or double or even triple strands to get the right thickness. They make lovely, thick, warm hats. smile

Tommy Fri 13-Jan-17 18:01:26

Just what I mean! Thank you - where do you get yours and are they straightforward?

liz70 Fri 13-Jan-17 18:13:19

I got mine off Amazon ages ago, I'm sure they still have them. They're very easy to use. The most basic ewrap stitch produces a finish somewhere between stocking stitch and rib, but there are many more stitch patterns using a combo of ewrap, knit and purl.

As I said, you need super chunky yarn, or double or even triple thickness or your work will be very "loose", all though sometimes that may be preferred. I use three strands of chunky (156m/100g) when making warm winter hats, as it makes for a very, thick, cosy knit.

Check out Youtube for videos. There are also a lot of patterns online if you do a search on loom knitting.

Tommy Sun 15-Jan-17 16:59:23

Thank you - that's really helpful 😊

liz70 Sun 15-Jan-17 22:37:46

We went on a woodland walk yesterday, DH, DDs 1 and 3, and myself, all wearing hats knitted on my loom. A very chilly day, but we all kept warm. smile

Tommy Mon 16-Jan-17 21:45:21


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