Sunday, November 30, 2008

From turkey to snowman

Michelle's Frosty Snowman Hat

My Tommy Turkey Hat

Did you know that a turkey can become a snowman? Well, Michelle Thomas, a member of the hottest new Yahoo Group Knifty Knitter Loom Knitting Group, shows us how. She took my Tommy Turkey pattern and with some creative changes morphed him into a Frosty Snowman hat. I was so impressed that I got Michelle's permission to post the picture along with her changes on my blog. Thanks Michelle for sharing what is sure to be the hit of the season for all the loom knitters. Now, here are Michelle's instructions:

Frosty Hat
(original Tommy Turkey Pattern by Brenda Myers. Adaption to Frosty by Michelle Thomas)

Materials needed

  • Red or Green KK Loom
  • KK Spool Loom
  • White yarn (for face)
  • Black yarn (for hat)
  • Orange yarn (for nose)
  • Color of your choice (for "scarf" and stripe on hat)
  • Black buttons or beads (for eyes)
  • Knitting tool
  • Plastic yarn needle


  • E-wrap cast on
  • E-wrap stitch 14 rows
  • Bring first row up and place loops back on pegs. Knit off.


  • Change to white
  • E-wrap stitch 9 rows


  • Change to black
  • E-wrap stitch 1 row
  • Rib stitch (k1, p1, k1, p1 .... ) 8 rows
  • Bring the loops from the first BLACK row back up onto the pegs (like when doing brim) and knit off
  • Change to color that matches "scarf"
  • E-wrap stitch 4 rows
  • Change to black
  • E-wrap stitch 9 rows

Bind off:

  • Move loop on peg 1 to peg 2
  • Move loop 3 to peg 4
  • Move loop 5 to peg 6
  • Keep moving odd loops to even pegs until you have all of them like that. Knit off
  • E-wrap pegs with loops on them (go behind pegs without loops) Knit off
  • Thread needle with working yarn and do a gathered bind off.


  • On small end of Spool Loom cast on in orange
  • Purl 2 rows
  • E-wrap stitch 4 rows
  • Gathered bind off
  • Pull yarn to inside of nose
  • Attach purled end to center of face with orange yarn.

With black thread tie on 2 black buttons or beads.