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Learn how-to knit a magic loop with Dot from Littletheorem Knits and then use the technique to make her Cloud Cover Hat.


  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cast on the required number of stitches for your pattern, plus one.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Divide the stitches in half, and pull the middle of the needle through so you have stitches at both tips. Make sure the stitches are lying flat as shown, there should be no stitches twisting round the needle.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Loosen the last cast on stitch and...

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    ...move it to the tip of the other needle and pull the yarn to tighten this stitch. Pull the tip of the back needle so that you'll be able to knit with it.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place a stitch marker on the back needle. This will mark the beginning of the round.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Knit the stitch you just moved together with the first stitch you cast on to secure the stitches in a loop.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Work all the stitches until the pulled out bit of the needle as directed in your knitting pattern.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Your knitting should look like this!

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn your work. You should have the "pulled out" needle closest to you.

  • How to cast on . Magic Loop Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Push the "pulled out" needle in, and pull the other one out. Now you are ready to work the rest of the stitches in the round.

    Keep going as set. Work these stitches, turn your work, push in the "pulled out" needle, pull out the "pushed in" needle and keep knitting the next round.

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