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Basic Magic Loop Hat

Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
One size fits all

Here is a basic hat pattern for Magic Loop that is perfect for practicing this awesome technique!

Or, if you’re teaching a lucky friend how to do Magic Loop, you can each make one — you can practice Continental knitting in the round or knitting faster while your friend practices the basic movements of Magic Loop.

Why not use this opportunity to try the Travelling Loop method? It’s a cool way of using one loop of cable when knitting a large-ish diameter project, like a hat or small sweater. VIDEO INCLUDED

I usually start out using normal Magic Loop, then switch to using one loop after I increase to the widest diameter of the hat (here, 100 stitches), and then switch back to using two loops when I start to decrease.

The hat can be made more fitted or more slouchy, depending on how long you knit after the cast-on. It’s up to you!

The pattern calls for worsted-weight yarn and size 7 circular needles at least 40 inches long — be sure to check your gauge (in the round, of course) before you start!