Make The Brim

How to Make a BrimHow to Make a Brim

How to make a brim for you loom knit hat?  First, the brim on a loom knit hat is optional. There are projects where I would not make a brim on the hat. One example would be if I am making one for a newborn or preemie. Then. I prefer the softer feel of a brimless hat.

This page is a video, text and picture tutorial only for the brim.  If you missed the first steps of  loom knitting you can Click here. 

Otherwise,  let’s get started! Please follow the pictures from left to right, the written instructions can be found under each college. If you get stuck on one part of the project… feel free to return to that spot as many times as is necessary or you can leave your questions below.

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How to Make the Brim : The Movie

 

Part 1

How to make the brim

1. Decide the width of your brim. Measure your knitting. It should be twice the length.  I like my brims to be about 2 – 3 inches so I knit 4 – 6 inches because I know that I will be folding the knitting in half to make the brim.

2. When you’ve reached the desired length find the first row of knitting that you made.

3. It will usually curl a little. Grab one of the loops and pull from the inside up.

4. Find the closes peg

5. Pull that loop that is way in the back

6. Loop it over the peg

 Part 2

How to make the brim

 

1.  Continue to pull all your loops over the pegs

2. You should have the same amount of loops as you have pegs. When your done you should have no left over loops and all your pegs should have 4 rows of string

3. You can hide the string you had around the anchor peg inside your brim ( optional)

4. Get your hook start from the peg right behind the anchor peg. Get your hook. Pull the bottom two strings over the top two strings

5. Pull the strings of the peg

6. Continue loom knitting. Once you have gone completely around – You made you brim!

Now you need to decide how long you’re going to make you hat. It’s ok to measure the person you will be making the hat for or someone comparable . If you like to count rows., each inch is about 3-4 rows depending on the thickness of your yarn.

Next Step is to Knit the Hat

Your Last Step would be to: Close the Hat

 

MinnieAnother Brim

There are many different ways to make The Brim. Some are a bit more difficult but they look so great it’s worth the extra lesson.

For a cool brim pattern

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Comments: 12

  1. cynthia lindsley December 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    I loaned my instruction booklet out and it was lost. I know the how to’s but liked the measurements provided, etc. Tried to contact the knifty knitter folks and found it was a run around, can you help me find a replacement?

    • Denise Canela December 19, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply

      Cynthia, for the instruction booklet: Click HERE
      Hope that helps – if not let me know
      denise

  2. Maria Santos November 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Can a brim be added on a loom knit hat after the fact? I knitted the hat and now I want to add the brim. Can it be done?

    • Denise Canela November 8, 2014 at 8:14 am Reply

      Yes Maria, You can sew one on or you can mount the loops back onto the loom or another loom. This works for say a Sous Chef Hat. You would make your brim on a smaller loom dismount the loops – by taking a needle through each loop – pulling the loops off the small loom and mounting them back onto the bigger loom. You will have more pegs then loops – you can make up for this by knitting those empty pegs twice when you come around.
      Hope that helps,
      denise

  3. Dot Jones May 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Hi Denise…Love your videos and have made some of the hats that all came out really nice but the brim is so tight , is there any way to make a loose fitting brim. Everything is stretchy but the brim, maybe I’m using the wrong type of yarn. Help Me Please!!! Thank You

    • Denise Canela May 12, 2014 at 8:54 am Reply

      Dot sorry about the delay in response. Was at a conference – I saw the comment and didn’t want to just give you a quick response. I am going to assume that you’re using a large gauge loom such as the Knifty Knitter. When you make the brim use only one strand of yarn. When you start the body of the hat then add the second strand. In other words when you are done with the brim – make a slip knot with another skein of yarn – add it to the peg .. and start knitting with two strands when you start knitting the body of your hat..
      Hope that helps,
      denise :)

  4. Elizabeth March 2, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    Hello, I have a question concerning the brim. Can you explain how to clean up the edge if I didn’t want to use the normal folded over brim like in this pattern. I’ve seen store bought stores that use thin elastic around the edge. Even without the elastic the edge looks clean and even. I have no idea how to get that. Every time I try my edge looks horrible and loopy and if ruins the hat. Hope this makes sense

    • Denise Canela March 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm Reply

      Hi Elizabeth, believe it or not – Just finished a video tonight with that particular subject in it. Should be ready around Wednesday or Thursday if not sooner. Sign up for the blog or check back by the weekend. God willing you can see how it’s done on an easy to follow video tutorial
      denise

  5. Bev September 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm Reply

    How did you put the pom pom on the Loom Knit Preemie Hat: ?
    I would not like to put a knot in the hat top.
    Thanks
    Bev

    • Denise Cenela September 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm Reply

      Hey Bev, The knot is on the outside of the top of the hat and would not be felt by the baby. Here is a link that shows how I attach pom poms to my hats http://www.loomahat.com/how-to-attach-a-pom-pom/
      By the way, I don’t like pom-poms on my newborn hats – and don’t add them to the little hats I donate to the hospitals but some folks are ok with them and I like to give them the option to learn how.

  6. Knitting Rays of Hope July 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Wonderful post! great tutorial! I think the pictures make the difference. i would love to share this on our blog for new loom knitters!

    • Denise Cenela July 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

      Thanks for sharing my site that would be great – Plus, I would love to know that I was helpful to you guys in anyway.

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