It is working up really nicely and I'm so pleased that I tried it this way. Because the yarn is a #5, the hat is working up quite quickly too. I did a crochet cast on and 5 rows of the Seed Stitch for the brim before moving into Isela's pattern.
See the masking tape? Isela uses a stitch marker and I was really struggling with that when I started the hat on my All In One loom. In fact, I ended up having to frog about 3" of the hat when I messed up the stitch marker. My solution was to put masking tape along the edge of the loom, and I pen a mark onto it when the 'Peg 1' moves one peg over. It's much easier to keep track of this way so I started this slouch hat with the masking tape right at the start.
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