Now THIS is the traditional hurdle stitch for knitting. As I confessed in my hurdle stitch hat post, I wrongly converted the hurdle knitting stitch and made what I called the hurdle stitch for loom knitting. THIS however, is the traditional knitting hurdle stitch. They are similar and both very lovely stitches. They look great on hats, blankets, scarves, etc. This hat is part of the many hats I am designing for my crafting group to follow for our donations. I am also making video tutorials on how to make them so my crafting group can follow along at home. My Crafting Blessings group is loom knitting hats for the homeless shelters in the coming months. This hat is perfect and very easy to make.
This size hat on the 36 peg loom will usually fit ages 2 years old – adults, depending on the length of the hat. Make it longer or shorter to fit your needs. Note: depending on the yarn you are using and other variables, your length may be different. Measure the hat as you go until desired length.
You can use this pattern on any size loom with an even number of pegs. I like the 48 peg (5/8″ gauge) Knitting Board loom for larger women or average men. For odd numbered looms, you will have to adjust the pattern. I would suggest ending each K1, P1 row with an extra P1.
I used a #5 bulky yarn on all the hats shown. Two of my favorite yarns for these hats are Premier Serenity Chunky and Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn. I also love a #6 (slightly chunkier) yarn Bernat Softee Chunky.
In this version below, I used a 1 ewrap knit, 1 purl rib brim to mimic the rib in the design. This hat would look great with any brim you use. You could use a uwrap rib brim, fold over brim, or even change up the 1k,1p rib to be a 2k,2p, etc.
In this version below, I used a garter brim to mimic the garter ridge in the design. A garter ridge is made by one row of ewrap knit followed by one row of purl stitches. For this hat I used 3 garter ridges for the brim.
Feel free to use this pattern, but please see the following information regarding use of this pattern. Supplies needed for this project are listed in the pattern and in the video description on YouTube.
Please do not copy or distribute this pattern in any manner or claim as your own.
You may sell products made from this pattern only if you clearly credit the design to me (The Davet Homestead) and provide a link to my blog www.thedavethomestead.com. No mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind is allowed. My photos may NOT be used, you must take your own photos of your finished products for your use. Please considering making hats from this pattern and donating them to your local children’s hospital, women’s shelter, homeless shelter, etc.
The 2 hats below were made just like the 2 featured above, but using colors that are great for our Operation Gratitude donations.
Here is a FREE pdf for you to download and the video tutorial as well. Considering making a small donation ($3 suggested – though anything is appreciated) for the downloaded pdf pattern: paypal.me/BridgetDavet.
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Here is the link to the video tutorial of the traditional hurdle stitch hat.
And in case you are new to my designs, here is my super popular hurdle stitch hat video tutorial. It is slightly different than the traditional hurdle stitch. Feel free to give it a thumbs up on YouTube.
I will loom knit a matching scarf and will post that tutorial, so keep an eye out for the pattern.
Hope you enjoy this hat tutorial and hope you will use it to craft many blessings for others! Don’t forget to pin the images for later.