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Sep 20, 2019 15:38:44   #
dornefeb (a regular here)
 
I've started the brim for this hat, when I pick up the stitches for the crown it says to knit rib for 6", is the brim folded over because that seems a bit long, or am I missing something. Thank you


 
Sep 20, 2019 15:40:48   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-braid-hat-to-match-sweater-vest/people

Look through the comments and see if anyone mentions the crown length. Looks OK to me.

One source indicates the measurement would be - measure across the top of the head from the bottom of the earlobe to the bottom of the other ear and divide that measurement by 2 for the total depth of the hat. Ex. mine is 16 in. and the depth would be 8" total. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f-EmOWpKcE
Sep 20, 2019 15:49:15   #
dornefeb (a regular here)
 
jmcret05 wrote:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-braid-hat-to-match-sweater-vest/people

Look through the comments and see if anyone mentions the crown length. Looks OK to me.


I didn't even know there were comments, I ain't much for ravelry, mostly because I don't know how to use it but thanks very much, you learn something new every day and I shall be looking at even more now, it has become clear what to do now
Sep 20, 2019 16:14:29   #
Jessie Gill
 
Lovely hat Maybe the brim is folded up over the rib hence the length Just a thought Jess
Sep 20, 2019 16:17:44   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
 
One knitter says brim is folded up over ribbing!
Sep 20, 2019 16:30:15   #
gardenpoet (a regular here)
 
It’s a lovely pattern. Do surf around on Ravelry. It’s really helpful! What color are you making your hat?
 
Sep 20, 2019 16:45:07   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
I would look for a ribbed beanie and if you have a measurement for the cabled portion, subtract that from the total length and see if it is about the same measurement. Your pattern does not have a gauge but it does appear that the decreases are done too quickly, leaving a slight point.

I don't believe the brim is intended to be folded up, as the wrong side of the cables would then show.

If you are working the cable band and it measures 4 in. wide, the pick up and knit 2 in. of ribbing, stop and put the two ends together and see if you think that is about 2 in. short of the depth you want. The 2 in. would be the decreased crown, for a total depth of 8 in. Base your depth measurement on from the leading edge of the brim.
Sep 20, 2019 16:50:08   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
 
jmcret05 wrote:
I would look for a ribbed beanie and if you have a measurement for the cabled portion, subtract that from the total length and see if it is about the same measurement. Your pattern does not have a gauge but it does appear that the decreases are done too quickly, leaving a slight point.

I don't believe the brim is intended to be folded up, as the wrong side of the cables would then show.

If you are working the cable band and it measures 4 in. wide, the pick up and knit 2 in. of ribbing, stop and put the two ends together and see if you think that is about 2 in. short of the depth you want. The 2 in. would be the decreased crown, for a total depth of 8 in. Base your depth measurement on from the leading edge of the brim.
I would look for a ribbed beanie and if you have a... (show quote)


To get the brim right you would pick up the sts with the wrong side facing.
Sep 20, 2019 16:50:33   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
One of the projects has this comment indicating that the brim folds up against crown:

"Knitted 20 cable pattern repeats. Grafted top and bottom before picking up 132 stitches along the side. Brim folds up against crown."
Sep 20, 2019 17:06:40   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
One of the projects has this comment indicating that the brim folds up against crown:

"Knitted 20 cable pattern repeats. Grafted top and bottom before picking up 132 stitches along the side. Brim folds up against crown."


https://www.ravelry.com/projects/IbarIona/celtic-braid-hat-to-match-sweater-vest

"Finished hat then decided it was too long so ripped it back to about 5” from rim and restarted shaping at that point."

I don't believe that worked out to be the finished project and definitely is not what the pattern indicated. The band isn't folded up, it would stand out away from the head if it was intended. If the picked up stitches were picked up on the inside of the band, and then knit up, it would not be folded.

My opinion is that the total finished length should be approx. 8 in.
Sep 20, 2019 17:38:12   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
jmcret05 wrote:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/IbarIona/celtic-braid-hat-to-match-sweater-vest

"Finished hat then decided it was too long so ripped it back to about 5” from rim and restarted shaping at that point."

I don't believe that worked out to be the finished project and definitely is not what the pattern indicated. The band isn't folded up, it would stand out away from the head if it was intended. If the picked up stitches were picked up on the inside of the band, and then knit up, it would not be folded.

My opinion is that the total finished length should be approx. 8 in.
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/IbarIona/celtic-b... (show quote)


I wasn't asserting that the quote from that particular knitter was correct according to the pattern, which I did not read. It was just quoting her comments regarding folding up the brim, as several posters mentioned folding up the brim.

If the knitter wants a fold up brim, she could pick up stitches on the wrong side of the cabled brim, so it would fold up with the right side showing. I've made quite a few hats that way, as the doubled fabric is warmer over the ears.
 
Sep 20, 2019 18:07:44   #
dornefeb (a regular here)
 
gardenpoet wrote:
It’s a lovely pattern. Do surf around on Ravelry. It’s really helpful! What color are you making your hat?


Bright pink with a shiny thread running through it


Sep 21, 2019 04:11:05   #
dccjb (a regular here)
 
Yes it does sound like it is folded over
Sep 21, 2019 07:35:33   #
Nanny White
 
dornefeb wrote:
I've started the brim for this hat, when I pick up the stitches for the crown it says to knit rib for 6", is the brim folded over because that seems a bit long, or am I missing something. Thank you


Just checked the pattern, and the brim is folded over and back stitched down. Not sure about backstitching, would it be strechy enough?
Sep 21, 2019 13:12:29   #
gdhavens
 
As I see it from the looks of the picture and pattern, yes the brim is folded over but not to make it double to take up length. The cabled brim is knit then folded so the back seam can be grafted/sewn. You then pick up sts from one edge and work the ribbed top and work the 6 in. Folding the brim doesn't affect the length of the finished hat.

I could be totally wrong and if I am I apologize for the confusion.
 
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