I first saw this rib brim hat at a blog called
A Knifty Knitter's Journal and wanted to loom one also. A crown shaping method was used instead of the gather method, and I wanted to learn how to decrease, so I thought this would be a good project, plus I really liked the looks of this hat.
I loomed this hat on the KK green loom using Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth Yarn. Navy was used for the main color, and grey was used for the stripes.
Here is the pattern for anyone who would like to loom this hat:
Cast on 36 stitches using the crochet cast on method.
Brim: Using the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Knit 2, purl 2 every row until brim is 4 or 5 inches, approximately 26 rows.
Body: Using the knit stitch, knit every row with main color for 5 rows. Switch to stripe color and knit 2 rows. Knit 2 rows with the main color. Switch to stripe color and knit 5 rows. Knit 2 rows with the main color. Switch to stripe color and knit 2 rows. Switch to main color and knit the remainder of the body for 3 inches or approximately 16 rows for medium size. Body of the hat should be a total of 26 - 27 rows.
Crown: Using stitch markers, divide the loom into 4 sections of 9 pegs each. Number the pegs 1 - 9 in each section.
Knit from peg 1 to peg 9 and then turn at peg 9 and knit back to peg 1 as in a flat panel. Remove the loop from peg 3 and hold on to the loop (I slip the loop onto a crochet hook). Move the loop from peg 2 over to peg 3. Place the original loop from peg 3 and place it back on peg 3. You now have two loops on peg 3. Move the loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Remove the loop on peg 7 and hold on to the loop. Move the loop from peg 8 to peg 7. Place the original loop from peg 7 and place it back on peg 7. You now have two loops on peg 7. Move the loop from peg 9 over to peg 8. You now have 7 loops on the pegs. Knit two rows (knit the two loops as one) from peg 3 to peg 8, turn and knit peg 7 to peg 2.
Remove the loop from peg 4 and hold loop. Move the loop from peg 3 over to peg 4. Place the original loop from peg 4 and place back on peg 4. Move the loop from peg 2 over to peg 3. Remove the loop from peg 6 and hold loop. Move the loop from peg 7 over to peg 6. Place the original loop back onto peg 6. Move the loop on peg 8 over to peg 7. There are now 5 loops left. Knit two rows (knit the two loops as one) from peg 4 to peg 7, turn and knit peg 6 to peg 3.
Continue to decrease stitches until you have one loop left. Cut 12" from the working yarn, take the last loop off and pull the 12" yarn through the loop with a crochet hook. Tighten. Repeat decreasing on remaining 3 sections until you have 4 triangles. Stitch the 4 sections together using the mattress stitch.
Looming Through the Psalms:"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights." Psalm 18:32, 33