Fallout hat for beginners
I'm just learning to number so it' not too pretty. The Vault 13 hat has a rib stitch brim. The body is just a knit stitch and the numbering is purled. I used wool/acrylic blend yarn. The 101 hat is all knit stitch and I pulled up the cast-on round to create a thick brim. I used acrylic blend yarn for that one. Both were made on a Martha Stewart loom with small pegs. I had to be careful to keep the yarn loose on each peg so the hats would fit my husband's giant head.
I used graph paper to plan the pattern while considering the number of pegs used.
Make a sample patch w/the numbering to find out how many stitches and rounds you need to create the size you want. Remember to knot enough rounds to gather the close the top.
E wrap cast on yellow yarn. Knit stitch 2x the desired length. Then pull the CO stitches up and place them back on the pegs. You should have 2 loops on each peg. Knit over each peg.
Add blue yarn and purl the 1st round of the body of the hat. The rest of the hat will be worked in knitch stitch.
Add yellow yarn to create numbers. Numbers will be worked as a fat panel inside the pattern. Be sure to twist blue and yellow yarn inside the loom when switching colors.
I used a gathered bind off to close the hat.