I would love to know how to make stripes on a loom. I loom hats for preemies and newborns for charity, also hats for homeless and Veterans, also for charity. I use 2 strands of yarn on each hat, usually colors that go together. Single strand is not thick enough unless you have really bulky yarn. I have to work off of donations (which are few and very far between) to make my hats. I live in Kansas and it is cold here right now. Try to make hats when I have the time and yarn.