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loop & threads® loops™ braided hat

Keep your noggin warm and cozy with this chunky braided hat! It’s made with Loops™ yarn, so you won’t need needles or a hook to make your stitches. All you’ll need is one skein and the free pattern below, so pick out your favorite color and get started!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference = 22" and Length = 12".

GAUGE: 5.5 sts x 6 rows = 4".

SPECIAL STITCHES:

  • LK (Loop Knit): Reach through the next loop on your project, from front to back, then grab the next loop on your yarn, and pull it through.
  • LP (Loop Purl): Reach through the next loop on your project, from back to front, grab the next loop on your yarn, and pull it through.
  • RT (Right Twist): Working on a right to left row, skip the next loop on the project, work an LK into the next loop, bringing it in front of the skipped loop, LK into the skipped loop.
  • LT (Left Twist): Working on a right to left row, skip the next loop on the project, work an LK into the next loop, bringing it behind the skipped loop, LK into the skipped loop.
  • L-Inc (Loop Increase): Increase by skipping the next loop on your yarn and working the next LK or LP with the following loop. On the next row, work this skipped loop as directed.

PATTERN NOTES:

  • Hat has very little stretch in circumference.
  • When working in the round you will always work from right to left.
  • Join a new ball by pulling both the last loop of the previous ball and the first loop of the new ball through the next stitch. When you reach this doubled stitch on the next row, pull the new loop through both loops as if they were one stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Rnd 1: Into the 1st loop of the yarn, pull through the 2nd loop, skip the 3rd, pull through the 4th loop, skip the 5th, pull through the 6th, skip the 7th – total of 6 loops worked into the 1st. Begin working in the round in a spiral. Place a removeable marker into the last of these 6 loops to mark the end of the round. Move marker each round to the last loop.

Rnd 2: *LK in next loop, L-Inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Loop Knit in each loop around.

Rnd 4: *LK in next 2 loops, L-Inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 5: LK in next 3 loops, RT over next 2 loops, LK in each loop to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: LK in next 3 loops, L-Inc, LK in next loop, LT over next 2 loops, L-Inc, *LK in next 3 loops, L-Inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.

Rnd 7: LK in next 3 loops, LP in next loop, RT over next 2 loops, LK in next loop, LP in next loop, LK in each loop to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: LK in next 2 loops, L-inc, LP in next loop, LK in next loop, LT over next 2 loops, LP in next loop, L-inc, *LK in next 6 loops, L-Inc; rep from * to last 4 loops, LK in each of last 4 loops – 28 sts.

Rnd 9: LK in next 4 loops, LP in next loop, RT over next 2 loops, LK in next loop, LP in next loop, LK in each loop to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: LK in next 4 loops, LP in next loop, LK in next loop, LT over next 2 loops, LP in next loop, LK in each loop to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 9-10, 3 more times.

Ribbing

Rnd 1 [LP in next loop, LK in next loop] twice, LP in next loop, RT over next 2 loops, LK in next loop, *LP in next loop, LK in next loop; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: [LP in next loop, LK in next loop] twice, LP in next loop, LK in next loop, LT over next 2 loops, *LP in next loop, LK in next loop; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 1-2, 3 more times. 

Step 2

Finishing: 

Starting at the opposite end of the row as the working yarn, reach through the first loop and grab the second loop, pull it through the first loop, *reach through the loop you just pulled through, grab the next loop, pull this loop through the last loop; repeat from * across until only one loop remains. Cut yarn next to last loop. Use a sewing needle and thread to secure last loop.


ABBREVIATIONS:

LT = Left Twist

L-Inc = Loop Increase

LK = Loop Knit

LP = Loop Purl

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Rep = Repeat

RT = Right Twist

Rnd = Round

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