I’ve seen this method called the magic ring, adjustable circle, magic loop and many other similar combinations. Whatever you want to call it, it is a great way to start a hat or any other item that is worked in the round. If you have trouble understanding the method with the photos below, an internet search should yield you many video tutorials.
1) Position yarn with working yarn on top.
2) Insert hook into the ring and pull up a loop.
3) Secure with a chain stitch.
4) Work the stitches over BOTH stands of the yarn and pull tight with the end strand.
There! You’re done!
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Darleen Hopkins loves to create silly hats for silly kids of all ages. She lives in beautiful northern Georgia with her husband and two boys who often inspire her designs and serve as her design consultants. Feel free to email her at CrochetByDarleenHopkins@gmail.com or you can find her on Facebook and on Ravelry! Enjoy!
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