I have been knitting for almost twenty years. I have never loom knitted. I have made small woven projects like a mouse pad and coasters, but no loom knitting. I did not think that I would ever want to try to loom knit. My friend bought a set of circular looms for hats. So I thought I would give it a try. I borrowed one of her looms. I chose a small one for a child. I knit hats all the time for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Knitting for Noggins.
I used I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting by Kathy Norris. I used the starter instructions to get started. I found them to be easy to follow. The book didn't have a baby hat pattern so I winged it. I just continued going in circles until I was tired of fighting the yarn and my hand was hurting. It may have been a combination the type of yarn that I was using and the plastic loom. I bent the hook because yarn was so tight. For my next hat I think I will use cotton. Hopefully it goes more smoothly.