My daughter had bought some yarn Paton’s Be Mine in pink for a baby hat, well it didn’t make it to that….I knew she wasn’t going to make a hat with it, so I suggested a recorder case since hers was plastic and ripping. She was all for that and now two of her best friends want one and we have the yarn just waiting to be loomed up. I think it took about 3-4 hours to make and that might be a little longer than it really was as I was interrupted a lot.
Here is the pattern:
Small gauge loom with at least 18 pegs
Yarn (bulky weight)
Stitches and techniques used:
Purl (if using the garter stitch)
You will be making a flat panel to begin with. This will make the flat bottom. If you are not familiar with a flat bottom check out Crystal’s blog. You can make your bottom using a garter stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) or stockinette (knit every row). Garter stitch is easier when you have to attach your side stitches because of the row bumps.
Cast on 9 pegs and knit 1 row, then turn and purl going back 1 row skipping the 1st peg. Do this for 10 rows.
Next you will be bringing up the bottom and placing the loops on the other side of the loom. You piece should look like a hammock hanging. Then pick up the side loops and place them on the remaining empty pegs. At this point, all the pegs should have a loop on them and you are ready to knit in the round.
Knit using the ewrap stitch until the item reaches 13″. Now you will need to do a basic bind off of 9 pegs. You should have 10 pegs remaining. You will be knitting a flat panel again. Knit 3 rows of all 10 pegs.
Now we will decrease for the flap. Move the loop on peg 2 to peg 3 move loop on peg 1 to peg 2 which is now empty. Now take the loop on peg 9 and move to peg 8. Then take the loop on peg 10 and move to peg 9 which is now empty. You should have 8 loops on pegs and you have just made a decrease on both ends of the row. Wrap and knit off. Turn skipping the end peg wrap and knit off going back the other way. Continue this pattern until 4 loops (stitches) remain.
Bind off these 4 stitches with a crochet hook. With the last loop remaining on the hook, chain 5 or 6 (big enough to get your button through). Cut yarn and pull through loop. Attach needle and sew to other side of flap. Secure and weave in all loose ends.