I’m happy to bring you something new and easy today: the simple double brim hat! Lately I have seen many knitted hats that have a double brim. I really liked that idea and decided to make a crochet version of this trend.
The simple double brim hat is – as it says – very simple: it’s entirely made of single crochet stitches which makes it a great project for beginners as well. The pattern works up quite fast because the hat is made with a big crochet hook.
The hat keeps your ears double warm and looks great when using another color on the inside. I put a faux pom pom on top, but you can also make a pom pom yourself with yarn.
I also created a bun hat version of this hat. It’s almost the same pattern, only the last few rows are different. Click here for my bun hat version.
I used yarn by LoveCrochet called Willow & Lark Nest. This yarn is new and only launched a few months ago. Willow & Lark Nest contains cashmere and therefor feels very, very soft. I think the combination of this luxurious yarn and a simple stitch look very elegant. You can also use Willow & Lark Ramble which doesn’t have cashmere and is more affordable in price.
– Light worsted yarn (DK, level 3). I used Willow & Lark Nest: 2 owl grey (202) and 1 pink rose (221)
– Crochet J hook / 6 mm
– Tapestry needle
– Pom pom (optional)
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Stitches used (US terms)
– Single crochet
– Foundation single crochet
Height: 20 cm / 8” when lying flat
Width: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat
band 25 cm / 10” when lying flat
Circumference fits 57 cm / 22”
15 single crochet stitches and 19 rows equal 10×10 cm / 4” square
– The hat is worked bottom-up
– The hat is worked in continuous rounds
– Instead of starting with chains, I use the foundation single crochet stitch because it stretches more and provides a better fit
– Everyone needs another amount of stitches due to differences in yarn stretchiness. I personally needed 72 stitches.
I made a video tutorial of this hat which you can find below.
Note: You only need to work with one strand of Willow & Lark Nest to make this hat. I just didn’t have enough yarn to make a second hat, so I used thinner yarn for this video and needed to use 2 strands.
> Start with pink
Row 1: foundation single crochet till you reach 50 cm / 20” when gently stretched. I needed 72 stitches.
Close the round with a slip stitch in the first stitch. Use the tail to close bottom and weave in end.
Rows 2 – 10 (9 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch
> Change to grey
Rows 11 – 19 (9 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch
Before you continue, make sure to weave in all ends.
Fold brim and make sure the good side is facing out by folding the pink part to the inside.
Row 20: 1 single crochet in every stitch through both pink and grey loops
Rows 21-42 (22 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch
Height should now be about 17 cm / 6.7” including the band
Row 43: *3 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end
Row 44: 1 single crochet in every stitch
Row 45: *2 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end
Row 46: 1 single crochet in every stitch
Row 47: *1 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end
Row 48: 1 single crochet in every stitch
Row 49: decrease around
Closing the top
Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Use a tapestry needle and weave yarn through loops of the last round. Pull tightly. Add a pom pom to hide the remaining gap.
And that’s it! Hopefully this elegant, yet simple hat will keep you double warm.
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