I bought a pack of these looms last year and they have just sat there because I became so busy making other things. Last night I found this video, got out my smallest loom and am now happily making a baby beanie. It is easy, enjoyable, short term quick reward and I am liking how it all looks. I chose this pattern because it puts a nice edge on the beanie. I am grateful to people who share their skills on the internet.
My first mistake was to get he tension too tight so I couldn't lift the stitches over. I righted that tension quite quickly. I also found the metal hook is very good for shifting the stitches down because there is a groove in the pegs. I am not sure I like the idea of just sewing the last stitches to finish the hat. I may well finish it on DPNs for a more secure finish - for me!
I am looking forward to making good use of my looms now that I have broken the silence with them.