How to close the loops on the hat

The range of hats such as a knitted hat is quite diverse. Their need for the formation of the crown and the subsequent closure of the loops in work connects them. And the main tools in this process are the gypsy needle and crochet hook. Usually needlewomen choose the most convenient tool for themselves, because it is possible to create an inconspicuous seam with each of them.

How to close (reduce) the loops on the header depending on the model

There are two fundamentally different ways of knitting these items of clothing:

  • On circular knitting needles (the product is seamless).
  • On straight knitting needles (it is necessary to make a seam in height).

Also, the model of the headdress may suggest the need to reduce the loops towards the crown, knitting the fabric using the method of shortened rows, as well as the direction of knitting from top to bottom and from bottom to top.

Let's take a closer look at the most popular models and features of the completion of work for each of them.

Easy way

The simplest way can rightly be called the option of using a needle with a thread. This method is especially relevant for completing work on products knitted with one fabric, without reduction or with minimal reduction of loops to the crown. The main advantages of such hats are ease of knitting, the ability to knit on straight knitting needles, followed by stitching the fabric in height, as well as a sufficient variety of patterns used.

In order to finish such a thing, you just need to insert into a large needle such as a "gypsy" thread, which fits the hat, and thread it into the last unclosed loops on the needle. Then the needle is pulled out of knitting, and the top is pulled with a thread. Its ends are brought to the wrong side and tied in a knot. The cap can be left in this form, or you can attach it to the junction of the pompom loops.

Advice! If instead of yarn, a spandex thread of a suitable shade is used, a well-stretched hole can be made into which it will be possible to thread the hair tied in a ponytail.


If you knit a hat on straight or circular knitting needles from the bottom up and make reductions at regular intervals in the same places, you will have a very small number of loops at the end of knitting, which can be easily connected using a hook or the same needle with thread.

Advice! Pull the thread twice through the last loops. This will minimize the size of the “hole” loops formed after the procedure.

For a round hat

When knitting a product with a round crown, the main feature is the reduction of loops: they are reduced at a relatively small distance from the crown by knitting every two loops out of four in the first row of decreases.

After knitting several rows according to the drawing without reduction, then two rows of loops are reduced through the row until 8-10 loops remain on the knitting needles. To complete work on such a thing should be threaded through a loop with a hook or needle.

Advice! For knitting hats “in a circle” at the end of knitting it is not at all necessary to switch to stocking knitting needles. It is enough just to have circular knitting needles in a long line on your creative arsenal.

On a stocking cap

Such models are also called bean caps. The easiest way to knit them is to knit the fabric using shortened rows on straight knitting needles. With this type of knitting, wedges are formed on the hat. After knitting the required number of these elements, the product is sewn using a hook in height, and then the crown of the cap is connected with the same hook.

Advice! This model of the cap is quite universal, it can be worn with or without a lapel. And the main feature of the stocking cap is that on the top of it you can suture and get some kind of ears.

With english rubber

English gum is a very beautiful pattern, voluminous and suitable for knitting almost all models of knitted hats. You can connect it using the description given in Scheme 1.

Scheme 1 - Knitting English gum

The main feature of working with the canvas from this pattern is the way to close the loops . In order to do this, you need to switch from English gum to a regular gum, format 1 * 1. Such a transition is made in a row in which the front loop appears with a yarn. After that, the loops are reduced and closed already in a way that implies the model you have chosen.