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BirchPoint said:
Nice! Pardon my ignorance, what is loom knitting?
It means knitting with a loom, or frame that has pegs. Basically you wrap the yarn around the pegs twice forming loops, then you lift the lower loop and pass it over the upper loop to form a knit stitch. You can make different stitches like in needle knitting. Here is a picture of one of my looms.
 

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Designer1234 said:
Designer 1234 here: I just tried my first loom hat (ribbed with a band around the bottom. I have instructions - however I couldn't find any information as to how to drop off the stitches. Then remembered this section. I will go and check the places you suggest. I find it quite interesting that so many different results can be done on a loom. Mine is a Knitfty Knitter medium round (for hats) look and is made by Prove Craft & Novelty Inc.

I will go look but will likely start a topic asking for help. I have looked at some of the work you all do and it is fascinating! Shilrey (Designer1234)
I love that you tried your first hat. To finish the hat, after you get the desired length, you make a gathered bind off. You can learn how to do that here http://loomknitting.sophiaburns.com/2012/04/bind-off-gathered-round.html
 

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Designer1234 said:
Thankyou I will check it out right now! This is my first visit to the loom section. What beautiful projects are on here. Are you able to post in pictures? If you do make sure you let people know that your beautiful projects from this section are done on the looms. I congratulate you all for the wonderful place to learn to use the loom. I will be back. Shirley

It answers my question. The pattern I got with the inexpensive loom I have tells you how to put a ribbing on the bottom edge by somehow reaching into the back and doubling the bottom of the hat so it has a bottom band. I tried it but must have picked up the wrong stitch as it made the band far too tight. So now I want to figure out how to cast the stitches off the loom at the bottom without it getting too tight. This pattern calls for it to be cast off as soon as you do the bottom edge. Then you use a yarn to gather the top part and put on a pompom. I think if I can cast off I can figure out a way to turn the bottom edge under so there is a band that stretches. Fascinating. I am going to read a lot more right now. The work I have seen so far is wonderful!!
Here is the perfect video for you to learn how to make a hat with the brim you described. It's a step by step for beginners. I hope this helps.
 
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