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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rolled Brim Hat


August 14, 2013: The Hat!!    My Rolled Brim Hat!


Hi everyone,

I am enjoying a nice hat pattern which I found on the internet recently called the Rolled Brim Hat. I found this at the Thrifty Fun website and I just love the look and fit of this hat.



For the first two hats I made, the colors are worsted weight black and light pink yarn.  My first hat (and yes, that is my crochet hook hanging from the partially-finished brim)   LOL



My second roll brim hat! Colors are worsted weight black and light pink yarn:




This black hat is simply a reversal of the colors. With my first hat, I used a very light pink color and some black yarn for the band.
I decided to add another row of reverse single crochet stitches to the brim for the last round, on the black and pink hats. I gives it a nice finished look:


I rummaged around my stash and I came across a big ball of very VERY fuzzy and rather stiff yarn. I have no idea what brand it is or where I got it from; it is one if those mystery balls of yarn in my stash acquired years ago. It made a great-looking hat! I still have some left but I'm not sure if I have enough for another hat.




I re-wound this fuzzy yarn into a pull skein on my yarn winder and with a size F hook I was able to make this one. The band is a little bit of black worsted weight yarn.

TADA! I love this hat pattern!






My work with gauges before starting on this pattern. I wanted to achieve 14 dc stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters.

I used some worsted weight yarn and 3 crochet hooks for this.
-- The bottom swatch was made with a size I / 5.50 mm hook and was too big (14 dc=4.5 in).

-- For the middle swatch, I used a size G / 4.0mm hook and it was too small (14 dc=3.5 in).

-- For the top swatch, I used a size H / 5.0mm hook and it was just right! (14 dc=4 in).


I also found a nice sort of "tweed" looking colored yarn which I think will work well for a hat.

Here I have the brim rolled up in the front for a different look.






I started on a purple one with a gold contrasting color. Normally I would not mix two different fibers together, but for this I think it would be okay. The purple is some 4/2 cotton yarn from a huge cone I bought off ebay. I am using 2 strands of this held together.

The gold is from Caron Victorian Christmas colors a few years ago; only one strand of this.

Both of these have gold filament running through the yarns.
Thought I would try out this purple yarn and see what I could do with it. It's a limp yarn compared to worsted weight acrylic.




I also made another hat earlier this year back in January 2013 and I have this on my Pinterest board at: Crochet Hats, Tams, Berets, Caps, Headwear, Ya'll!

Here is that picture of the the slouch beanie I made. It is the Urban Jungle Crocheted Slouchy Beanie by Vickie Howell at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie



I am new to making crochet hats and I find that I really like it! It is a great way to use up smaller leftover yarn! :)





Update: Friday, August 16, 2013:

I am frogging (you know...rip it, rip it!), the too-large pink hat and I am re-crocheting it in the small size on the pattern.  My head measures exactly 23 inches (58.42 cm) and the ladies large size hat in the pattern is too big; it feels like it is going to fall off).





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Please feel free to leave me a comment below and I always enjoy hearing from you and reading your comments!


Happy Crocheting and Good Day!


13 comments:

  1. Hi Lee Ann,
    It's so nice!!
    And fit very well on your head and face!!
    Thanks for share "how to make".

    Zulmira
    Botoaria Maos e Linhas

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  2. Olá Lee ,
    adorei seu trabalho, também sou lá do Trama Mágica, no Facebook e vim aqui conhecer mais um pouco da sua arte.
    Um abraço
    Ana Paula Canto

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  3. Just lovely hats!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Hi Le Ann..nice hats !, in here sometimes I saw fedora hat (like what u've made) that we can slip something in the brim to make it tougher, like a kind of rigid plastic, in indonesia local yarn are thin and more suitable to crochet lace type,so I never try to make this kind of hat yet..only very small brim like a baseball cap that I make by using double yarn to make it rigid..and btw that urban jungle slouchy beanie it's my fav pattern too..:)

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  5. Hi, Sandy from Sanderellas....www.sanderellas1.com

    I signed up for the Monday linky bloghop....so thought I would pop over and say hello! Love your hats! Nice work! Stop by and say hello when you can, and I have also started a Knitters Support Group and Some Crochet Too!....that is the name of the group....would love to have you!! Sandy

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    1. Where is your group at? Facebook, yahoogroups? :)
      Thanks for commenting and for visiting my blog. :)

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  6. You and your crochet is beautiful, I have eyes like, congratulations. I do not speak your language I used Google translator

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    1. Hi Kika,
      I'm glad you could stop by for a visit to my blog. I do appreciate it!
      Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. :). :)

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  7. BOA TARDE QUERIDA
    RESPONDENDO O QUE ME PERGUNTOU FAÇA O NÚMERO DE CORRENTINHAS QUE DE A VOLTA AO SEU CORPO ENVOLVENDO SEUS BRAÇOS
    ESPERO TER TE AJUDADO
    BEIJOS

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  8. Este chapéu é trabalhado nas rodadas de crochê single e double crochet pontos. Quando eu começo a cor contrastante das rodadas 13-15, essas balas são trabalhadas uniformemente em pontos de crochê único. Não a prenda minha cor principal do fio quando eu começo a cor de contraste. Em vez disso eu cadeia 5 pontos e puxe um loop quando eu remover o meu gancho. Desta forma garante que os pontos não começ rasgados acidentalmente enquanto eu estou trabalhando em rodadas 13-15. Depois da rodada de 15, aperte essa cor e só pegar a cadeia 5 e ponto de deslizamento em qualquer crochê único da rodada de 15. Em seguida, continue a trabalhar o resto da banda chapéu. Boa sorte e espero que esta informação ajuda a você.
    Obrigado por visitar meu blog e por deixar um comentário.
    Beijos! :)

    This hat is worked in rounds of single crochet and double crochet stitches. When I start the contrasting color of rounds 13 - 15, these rounds are worked evenly in single crochet stitches. I don't fasten off my yarn main color when I start the contrast color. Instead I chain 5 stitches and pull up a loop when I remove my hook. This way insures that the stitches don't accidentally get ripped while I am working on rounds 13 - 15. After round 15, I fasten off that color and just pick up the chain 5 and slip stitch into any single crochet of round 15. Then continue to work the rest of the hat band. Good luck and I hope this information helps you.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. :)

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  9. I love your hats, and they look so nice on you.

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