I’ve been making hats from yarn for almost two years. I bought one of those round loom sets at a thrift store and taught myself to make hats by reading the instructions that came with the kit, making a lot of mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing. I sell some of the hats I make and give some of them as gifts. My favorite aspect of making hats is playing with color. I like using bright, especially variegated yarn.
Here are some of the hats I’ve made:
(You can see all of the hats I have for sale at http://www.rubbertrampartist.com/hats-ive-made-for-sale/.)
When I was on Facebook, someone in a group I was in mentioned making infinity scarves with her round loom. I asked her how she used the loom to make infinity scarves, and she directed me to http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-knit-an-infinity-scarf-on-a-loom/. Again, I learned how to do the craft project by reading the instructions, making some mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing.
The first infinity scarf I made was a birthday present for a friend.
Here’s a photo showing what the scarf looked like shortly after I began work on it.
Here’s another photo showing the scarf a bit later in the process:
It takes a lot of time and yarn to make an infinity scarf. I’d have to charge a lot of money for these scarves if I sold them.
Here’s a photo of the completed project:
I’m in the process of making a second infinity scarf as a gift for another friend, but it’s been slow going. The scarves don’t offer the quick gratification that hats offer and feel more like work than fun, another reason I’ll probably never sell one.
I took all of the photos in this post.