Double Brim Hats: What Are They & What Makes Them So Popular?

Double brim hats were all the rage this past season, and for good reason! They’re extra warm, extra versatile, and extra easy to make. As my best selling pattern, I often get asked if the hat is simply a brim doubled over. The answer? Not quite.

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While the process does involve doubling over the brim, it also involves knitting it back into the hat itself. This creates a stable and flawless brim that is incredibly cozy and keeps the knit looking professional and clean.

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By only using the knit stitch, the brim becomes versatile in the many design possibilities. My favourite way to jazz these hats up? Fair Isle Patterns like the ones pictured above. All of my double brim patterns include how-to pictures, so there’s no need to feel intimidated by this new technique! Want to make your own? You can find the three patterns above here: 1, 2, 3.

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