Use the following pieces: (2) 28-hole semi-circle pieces, (2) 6-hole pieces, and (4) 12-hole pieces.
Connect pieces to form an oval as follows: 28-hole semi-circle piece > 6-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 28-hole semi-circle piece > 6-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece.
Insert one large contrast color peg anywhere along loom to mark beginning of round. Skip next hole, then insert a large peg into every other hole around entire loom - 58 working pegs placed.
Note: Follow loom manual instructions on SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off in the gathered method.
Beginning at contrast color peg, cast onto the 58 pegs.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Purl.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 three more times.
Knit every round until piece measures about 11 in. (28 cm) from beginning.
Bind off in the gathered method. Pull yarn tail tightly to gather Hat closed. Knot to secure.
Using yarn needle provided with loom, weave in yarn ends.