Today’s the day we learn how to create an adorable little Pumpkin Hat from beginning to end! 😀
Just some refreshers of the project and Loom/Crochet Along:
The pumpkin is created with loom knitting techniques, then the stem and leaf are created using crochet, described in very easy to understand directions in the following brand new video…perfect for newbies and veteran loomers/crocheters alike! Instructions are also included to make pumpkin hat sizes for the whole family.
We will be using:
- a knitting loom (instructions given for looms with these numbers of pegs: 26 (Martha Stewart Loom), 31, & 36 (Knifty Knitter Looms))
- super bulky yarn in orange and green (The yarn I use in this video is Lion Brand Thick & Quick, which is a super bulky with 108 yards per skein. I can usually get at least two hats out of one skein of the orange (depending on size made…probably can get 3 of the baby hat size!). The green yarn is the same brand and uses a pretty small amount…probably no more than 10 yards. )
- a large crochet hook (size 9mm/US13)
- and of course, your loom tool, yarn needle, and scissors.
This Loom Along video (which was actually filmed last fall 2012, but I have just finally found the time to complete the editing, lol) is a tad over an hour long, because I go through each step so you won’t get lost anywhere in the project. So, before you click the play button, be prepared with all your pumpkin making supplies, a cuppa tea, and a nice cozy chair. When we’re through, you’ll have a lovely little pumpkin hat to help usher in the Autumn season with style!
Any questions or comments as you go through the project can definitely be placed below this post in the comments section and I will be able to answer you directly through there. Just make sure to refresh your screen, or click the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” button for the newest info and comments! We are also hosting the loom along at our Gettin’ It Pegged Facebook Event Page, so feel free to visit us over there as well. 🙂
**This Loom Along is set for today, September 20, 2013, from 1pm-4pm, PST. these are the “official” hours of the Loom Along where I will be planted at my computer doing nothing else but being ready to help you along with the project. If you can’t make it during that time…no worries! This video is will be available for your use from now on, and you can also ask me questions anytime…I just might not be able to answer immediately. 😉
To have a little more fun and sweeten the pot a bit, I’m giving away this really adorable and quite roomy 2 Cool 4 Stix Tote…hand-inked and embellished by yours truly! The way to be entered into the giveaway is by submitting a photo of your completed pumpkin hat by next Thursday, September the 26. That way, I can show off all your pumpkins in a lovely loomy pumpkin hat patch right here at Gettin’ It Pegged for Finished Friday! 🙂 I will also announce the winner on that Friday, September 27, randomly drawn from amongst the photos submitted (each separate pumpkin hat= one entry into the drawing). All contest photos need to be sent directly to my email addy at Bethany @ Gettinitpegged dot com…just take out the spaces and change the word “dot” to a period. 😉
Happy Loomy Harvest! 😀