Knitting can be a difficult skill to learn, especially for young children, but the knifty knitter loom makes it possible for anyone to learn how to knit. Knifty knitter looms can be used to complete all kinds of projects, from hats and scarves to socks and mittens. Knitting looms can also be used to make accessories for knitted projects. By using a knifty knitter to make a pair of bear ears you can turn an ordinary knit hat into a cute bear hat, or attach a pair of ears to a headband to be used for a child's bear costume.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Knifty knitter loom
- Knifty knitter hook
- Yarn needle
Anchor the end of your yarn to the anchor peg on the side of a small knifty knitter loom and wrap the pegs moving in a clockwise direction. Hold the loom in your hands or in your lap so the pegs are facing up and wrap the yarn around each individual peg. Wrap each peg in a counterclockwise direction by bringing the yarn under the peg and then wrapping it up and around to the left, forming the shape of a lower case cursive 'e'.
Wrap each of the pegs a second time to form a second row on the knifty knitter loom, then secure the yarn to the anchor peg so it does not come loose when you begin to knit.
Knit off the pegs one at a time, moving clockwise around the loom, beginning with the peg to the right of the anchor peg. Use the knifty knitter hook to slip the bottom loop on the peg up and over the top loop and off the peg completely. After working your way around the loom once you should be left with a single wrapped row.
Wrap the loom again by repeating the process outlined in step 2 and then knit off the bottom row by following step 3. Knit off and rewrap the loom until you have four to six rows completed. The more rows you knit, the larger your bear ears will be.
Remove the bear ear from the loom. Thread a yarn needle with a length of yarn and pass it through the loop on each peg, working your way around the loom in a clockwise direction. As you pass the needle through a loop, slip it off the peg and pull the yarn completely through. Once all of the loops have been removed from the pegs, gather the yarn, tie it off, and weave the excess through a few stitches to secure it.
Thread a yarn needle with a length of thread and sew the bear ears on to the top of the hat. Tie off the yarn inside the hat and weave the excess thread through several stitches to secure it.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 to make a second bear ear. To make bear ears that are white or pink inside and brown outside, follow steps 1 through 6 four times -- twice with brown yarn and twice with white or pink yarn. Once all four ears are completed, use a yarn needle and a length of yarn to sew a pink or white ear to the front of each brown ear.
Tips and warnings
- You may use whatever colour yarn you choose but to make your bear ears look more like a real bear's, use a soft brown yarn.
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