Owl Hat - video
by Scarlett Royal
Still working on a 36 peg loom I decided that this Owl Hat would be my next project. It wouldn't fit me (a 41 peg loom is on it's way), but I wanted to keep making. It combined the stitches I'd learnt so far and introduced the concept of cables. That's the twist effect. I also liked the embellishments of the eye beads to further define the Owls. You can see them in the holding start frame of the video. Mine? It turned out better than I thought. Acceptable enough to share the photo! But I finished it just to complete the hat and left it there.
The cable twist effect is created by swapping stitches on the neighbouring pegs, RSC and LSC. Right Stitch Cross and Left Stitch Cross. It's so clever the way it forms the owl pattern. The top of the hat had a change of pattern to create a cage-like effect. This project also introduced a new tool, the stitch holder.
The pattern was for a 41 peg loom (yes I should have waited!) but I thought I could adapt it. I'll give it another go soon.
This project was found on YouTube. YouTube is a great resource for projects to have a go at. I've started to make a playlist of the projects I want to attempt. I just search for "Circle Loom" and up they pop.
This project's originator is Scarlett Royal from her site "The Loom Muse Creations and Ideas" her pattern is notated there too.
Scarlett is another inspirational craft blogger based in the US, she is a stay at home Mom, working on many projects to help make a little income at home. She tells us she isn't specially trained in anything, but likes teaching dance, crafts, knitting projects, and posting tutorials on YouTube, and patterns on her blog.
She makes lots of animal soft toys and has blogged them on her site all with instruction for you to follow. I particularly love the little Eeyore. I might have a go at some time.
I like to make stuff. I used to do crafts as a kid, but fell out of practice, ran out of time, never had the space as a grown up. Now I am finding the time, making the space, making stuff. I'm starting with hats.