Helloooooo everyone! Here is the second hat brim pattern for you all! This one is a little more advanced than the one I posted last week, however, a little practice and you can crochet this brim no problem.
Like the last brim, you can use any yarn you want. I recommend staying within the fine (size 1) to medium (size 4) sizes, as this brim not only requires more yarn than the posts brim we worked on last week, but it is also much more difficult to crochet the thicker your yarn gets. So crocheting this brim in a bulky, or chunky yarn would create an extremely thick, and expensive brim to make.
You don’t need a Tunisian hook to crochet this brim. With that said, your brim’s width is limited to the length of your hook. So if you want a brim that is wider than your hook is long, you may need to use a Tunisian Hook. You can use any size hook you want. I recommend using a hook that is 1.5 to 2 mm larger than your yarn size. For example, if you use a medium yarn (size 4), I’d try a 5.5 mm or a 6 mm hook.
Notes: You initial chain measures the width you want your brim to be. Each row adds length to the circumference of your hat.
Crochet a chain that measures the width you want for your brim in Color 1.
To cast on, insert your hook into the second chain from your hook. Yarn over, and pull the hook out of the stitch. You should now have two loops on your hook.
Go to the next stitch, insert your hook into the stitch and yarn over, then pull up a loop. You’ll now have three loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. You’ll now have four loops on your hook. Continue adding loops to your hook until you have cast on one loop for every stitch of your chain.
RP: Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook (the first loop on the hook). Now yarn over, pull through two loops (loops 2 and 3 on your hook). Continue to yarn over, pull through two loops until you have only one loop on your hook.
Knit Row: Beginning in the second vertical stitch of the row, insert your hook in between both threads of the stitch. Pull up a loop. Insert your hook between the threads of the next stitch and pull up a loop. Continue until you have cast-on one loop for every stitch of the row.
Complete a RP.
Purl Row: Beginning in the second stitch of the row, reverse yarn over (pull the yarn in front of your hook, instead of behind like you do in a traditional yarn over), put your index finger on the yarn you just yarned-over to hold it in place while you insert your hook into the stitch. Lift your index finger and release the yarn, pull it under the hook. Yarn over and pull the hook out of the stitch. Keep the loop on your hook.
Complete a RP.
Crochet a second repetition of a Purl Row.
For the remainder of the brim, alternate between crocheting two Knit Rows, followed by two Purl Rows. Repeat until you crochet a length that measures the circumference you need for your hat. End the brim after completing a second repetition of a Purl Row then bind-off.
Bind-off: Insert your hook behind the front loop of the second vertical stitch of the row. Pull up a loop, then SLST (pull the top loop through the bottom loop). Insert your hook behind the front loop of the next vertical stitch, then SLST. Repeat until you finish the row. End the row with a CH 1.
Cut a long thread of yarn and thread it through your yarn or tapestry needle. Sew along the short ends of the brim to close the round.
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