You can loom knit this textured purl and rib stitch hat in two to three hours. It has a rib brim, a purl and rib stitch body, and decreased crown that will make the top of the hat less bulky.

Download the Purl and Rib Stitch Hat ACCESSIBLE PATTERN (PDF).

Download the Purl and Rib Stitch Hat Written Pattern with Knitting Chart (PDF).

Accessibility statement: The loom knitting PDF pattern is accessible for people who have low vision, people who are print challenged, and people who use screen readers. I tested for screen readers using the read out loud function in Adobe Acrobat. It is accessible because I use all black sans serif font in 24 point size. There is no extra formatting, and I use one inch margins. All directions are fully written out, so the knitter does not need a knitting chart. The accompanying video has closed captioning.


  • Wool Ease Thick and Quick
  • 46-peg round loom with ¾ inch gauge (will also be lovely on 48-peg loom with 5/8 inch gauge; row count would be different)
  • Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers

Finished size

  • Circumference of body of hat when lying flat: 16 inches or 40 centimetres
  • Circumference of rib brim when lying flat: 14 inches or 36 centimetres
  • Length: 10.5 inches or 27 centimetres


  • 11 stitches and 17 rows for 4 inches or 10 centimetres of the purl and rib stitch pattern in body


Mark loom

You might find it helpful to mark:

  • Peg 1
  • Either knit stitches or purl stitches; this may help you with several rows of the rib stitch
  • Sets of four pegs; this may help you with the crown decrease

Cast on

Do a round of e-wraps, then alternate e-wraps and purl stitches.


Round 1: E-wrap Knit 1, Purl 1. Repeat.

Repeat Round 1 a total of 8 times to complete the brim.


Round 9: Purl entire round.

Rounds 10 and 11: E-wrap Knit 1, Purl 1. Repeat.

Repeat this three-row repeat until you have completed Round 36 which is a Purl row. You can finish earlier on another Purl row if you want your hat to be shorter in height, such as Round 33, or even Round 30. The decrease will add 2 inches to the top of your hat.

First crown decrease

Divide your loom into sets of 4 pegs for the decrease. It’s OK if your loom is not a perfect multiple of 4. Follow the instructions as applicable.

This first decrease is “in pattern.”

You want to go from 46 stitches to 35 stitches.

Round 37

  • E-wrap knit on peg 1
  • Purl on peg 2
  • Move stitch from peg 4 to peg 3
  • E-wrap knit on peg 3. You will knit over both bottom loops.

Round 38

  • E-wrap knit on peg 1
  • Purl on peg 2
  • E-wrap knit on peg 3

Second crown decrease

You want to go from 34 stitches to 23 stitches.

Round 39

  • Move stitch on peg 2 to peg 1
  • E-wrap knit on peg 1; knit over both bottom loops
  • E-wrap knit on peg 3

Round 40

  • E-wrap knit on peg 1
  • E-wrap knit on peg 3

Bind off

Use the gather bind off method. First wrap loom once with working yarn and cut it off. Then pull yarn up every single peg using either your hook or yarn needle. Pull tight and weave in the ends.

Watch the YouTube loom knit hat tutorial