Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A long time ago, I saw a knitted beanie with a visor featured on one of the RSS feeds I subscribe to. I thought I starred it, but I can't find it. Oh well. Anyway, I ended up googling it and I found that a lot of people were looking for it too. Also, the ones I did find, seemed to be for regular knitting, of which I haven't really gotten a hang of. So, I decided to get the general concept and make my own with a loom.
Here's how I did it.
Materials and tools:
- Knifty Knitter Round Loom (whatever size you want, tho my template was only tested on the green one)
- Yarn (I like the thick wool ease ones)
- This template
- dense cardboard (like the one you find in the back of a notebook)
2. Begin creating the hat just like a regular beanie. Here's a link to a previous post, where I explain how it's done. Continue til you're going to fold up the brim (just before Step #6.) The length of step 5 will depend on how wide the template. The template's width is about 1.5" so you'll want the brim (pre-folded) to be a bit larger than 3" (the additional length is to accommodate for the fold).
3. Fold up half of the brim, and place the cut out template on the unfolded half. Continue folding the brim with the cutout within the folded brim.
4. Continue making the hat following the rest of the directions from the previous post.
5. Once you've finished off closing the hat, the last thing to do is to slowly turn the brim so that the big curve is on the bottom edge of the brim.
Reference: Easy Loom Knit Beanies