After looking in my yarn stash and having the desire to whip out something special, my daughter made a football hat for a young chemo warrior. She commented that we have made football hats before, but most of them were little for babies in the NICU. Being a huge football fan herself, she wanted to make a football hat for another kid who loves football.
Made this hat on a 36 peg loom for a child
To create a this brim
Using a brown yarn
Row 1: e-wrap the pegs (for this type of brim-garter stitch- I don’t use the peg on the side. I typically begin with the 1st peg and have my slip know part of the brim)
Row 2: purl stitch
Row 3: e-wrap stitch
Row 4: purl stitch
Row 5: e-wrap stitch
Row 6: purl stitch
Row 7: e-wrap stitch
Row 8: purl stitch
For the rest of the hat
—Using a brown yarn
e-wrap 12 rows (from bottom of brim to end of 12 row is 5 inches)
Change yarn to White yarn
—Using a white yarn
e-wrap 4 rows
Change yarn to Brown yarn
—Using a Brown yarn
e-wrap 3 rows
To close the hat
I use Jeannie Phillips method of closing the hat, as it creates a rounded, less bunchy top. You knit 2 pegs, then purl 2 pegs for 3 rows.
Go around the loom twice and then cut off the yarn
With a threaded tapestry needle, you remove all the purl stitched pegs and pull as tight as you progress
You can find Jeannie’s video tutorial link on our Tutorials Page under “Binding Off (or Finishing the Hat)” – Flat Drawstring Cast Off
Go around and remove all the knit stitches from the loom and close by making a cross (sew the yarn in a + at the top of the stitches) and then go in through the top of the hat.
Make a knot inside the hat and cut off the excess yarn.
Sew the finger laces on the front of the hat with a white yarn, using a tapestry needle.
You may have a tail near the brim. You can make sure to secure it with a knot, very close to the brim and cut off the excess yarn.
I hope that you enjoy this pattern and can begin to make football hats for all the football fans in your life!