The following table will help you determine which loom to use if you are given the hat size (child (≥ 3) through adult).
Caps are usually soft and
usually have no brim. They sometimes have a peak
such as in a baseball cap. Married or older women
wore caps made of muslin from the 18th through the
19th centuries indoors or under their bonnet.
Bonnets are usually worn by
women and girls outdoors. Their construction has a
tie under the chin and peaks or visors. Bonnets
have been worn by men but this is rare today. The
construction of male bonnets were different from
hats in that they were soft and had no brim. Today
it would be referred to as a cap.
Hoods are soft head coverings
that are either an integral part of a larger
garment, e.g., an coat, shirt or sweater or a
separate form of headgear.
- Hooded Scarf (shown)
- Knifty Knitter Magic Scarf
- Knitted Hood
- Hooded Poncho
- Loom-knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket
Masks are over part or all of
the face. They may be worn to hide the face,
protect the face or keep the face warm. Everyone
from the military to travelers to skiers to
revelers wear masks.
Wigs are made from various
natural and man-made fibers and are worn to
disguise baldness and hair thinning or as part of a
Circlets & Crowns
Circlets (aka fillets) are essentially a crown
without the points or headcovering, just a band
around the head. They eventually evolved into a
Don't you wear a crown or tiara while you knit? The Queen of Knitting? Well if you don't, try one of the patterns below. The first is a crown for a man and the second is a crown for a woman.