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Emmett here! Just a quick question regarding the brim of the hat I am making, I am on row 12 of the hat and so far it measures
1.5 inches, I’m using size 4.5 mm DPN€™s and I’€™m using an Aran weight wool/acrylic mix yarn. The pattern calls for 12 more rows of 2x2 ribbing for the brim of the hat. Does this seem too large for a hat brim to anyone? I appreciate the input!
 

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I remember thinking the same thing when I was making one. I think they call for a longer brim so when it's folded up, it won't cover any of the details of the pattern. It's a really nice hat, my GD loved it.
 

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Magna84 said:
I remember thinking the same thing when I was making one. I think they call for a longer brim so when it's folded up, it won't cover any of the details of the pattern. It's a really nice hat, my GD loved it.
I can't wait to finish it, my local yarn shop owner suggested I make the sheep green because she's weird like that. Haha!
 

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I have moved away from the folded brims. I mainly knit for kids and they rarely take the time to fold the brim. Instead, I knit double the length of the brim called for in the pattern and join it to the body of the cap. It makes it warm and nice looking.
 

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It really depends on whether you want to fold the brim up or not,how deep you make the rib
 

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I go by measurements and not rows for the brims of hats.
Baby/Toddler hats I work it to 1-1½". Child hats I work it 2-3". Adults hats I work it to 3-4". Older children and adults tend to like the brims folded over for double warmth.
 
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