As promised, today I will show the first (completed) thing Icrocheted for my Boyfriend.
There I have not finished a scarf, because I realized that would be too narrow.
I did a simple cap instead:
When I finished, I decided that I would do one more to perpetuate next steps on the pictures.
If you have very thin knitting wool (like me in this case) knit using a double thread.
Wrap the knitting wool around the first rod counter-clockwise.
Than do the same with subsequent posts.
After finishing of the first row start another one.
When we had the first two rows, dump bottom thread from the “tooth” with a crochet hook.
Once you have again only one thread around the loom continue wrapping the thread around the bars in the counter clockwise direction.
Continue as long as you reach around 10 cm (4 in) of length.
Next leave on the loom a single row wool. Then for each mesh on the pole we search for a corresponding stitch at the end of fabric. Than put it on the same “tooth” like you would do with a wool from a hank. It will be a ribbing of the cap.
So for each mesh on the loom you should find the first stitch.
After it’s done you continue dropping bottom thread on the top one.
Once finished continue like in the beginning as long as the hat will be long enough.
When you will come to the conclusion that the cap has reached the expected height, cut off the knitting wool to a length of about 10 cm. Then thread the needle with another single knitting wool of a length of about half the circumference of your loom.
Thread the needle through the loop on the first pillar.
Always hold the end of a thread with your thumb.
After done all of them take off a mesh from first pillar.
Go to the next one. After you take all of them from the loom you can put it aside because you will not use it anymore 🙂
You now have 4 threads: double thread that you was making stitches with and the two ends of a single thread, which you string with a needle.
Our cap is now on the right side. To tie it, we must reverse the cap on the left side. Then take the two ends of the strung thread. Tie them up.
Finished 🙂 Your first knitted hat is ready!
This is my Boyfriends new hat 🙂
As you can see knitting a cap is not difficult. You only need to be patient and do not be discouraged too quickly