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This Crochet Ribbing Technique Will Blow Your Mind!

I’ve always been partial to top-down crochet beanies but I never loved the go-to ribbing options most crocheters use. Here’s my favorite technique for a crochet ribbing that rivals the beauty of knit. 

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Crochet brim technique for top down beanies ribbing crochet alternative to front post TL Yarn Craft TLYCBlogWhen I was on the hunt to add just the right elements to design the perfect slouchy beanie, a snug ribbed brim was a must. I’d seen many ways ribbing was done in crochet, but they all ended up looking very obvious or bulky to me. I poked around Pinterest and found a lovely ribbing technique that gradually attached itself to the bottom of a top-down beanie using slip stitches. I am far too lazy to slip stitch a hat with 70+ stitches on the bottom, so I opted for single crochet stitches.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! This crochet brim technique is absolutely perfect for beanie, but you can also use it for the ribbing on sweater hems, cuffs, and necklines. It’s super easy, lays flat every time, and and looks beautiful. But I can show you better than I can tell you. Here’s a tutorial from TL Yarn Crafts TV on YouTube showing my favorite ribbing technique, step-by-step:

It’s just so good, I couldn’t stop using it! Here are some of my favorite TL Yarn Crafts designs featuring my favorite ribbing technique:

Mega Pom Beanie TL Yarn Crafts Crochet Pattern

Mega Pom Beanie

 

Veronica Cardi Cardigan crochet pattern from tl yarn craftsVeronica Cardi

 

Bubble Wrap Slouch by TL Yarn Crafts slouchy puff stitch beanie hat pattern

Bubble Wrap Slouch

 

Park City Beanie Pom Pom hat tl yarn crafts design yellow hat instagram

Park City Beanie

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10 Comments

  • Reply Marti

    I absolutely love the quality of your work! Your tutorials are enjoyable to listen to & interesting for those that have crocheted for years. Well done. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    September 18, 2018 at 10:45 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      You are so very kind, Marti! I love crochet so much and want others to also. I’m so honored to share the craft from my perspective 🙂

      September 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Barbara Urbano

    love it

    September 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Nika

    OMG! This this is what I’ve been needing. I have always hated the rim options. I’m crocheting hats for women in a homeless shelter for this winter season. Everyone will have this nice and snug rim. Thank you for taking the time to create, video, and share this with us.

    September 20, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m so very glad this tutorial was helpful. It really is my favorite way to do brims on hats and it looks great on everyone. Have fun!

      September 24, 2018 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! I only like doing top down hats as well but love the look of a ribbed brim. I hated creating a brim first then trying to fit stitches around in the rough edge. It always looks messy and has gaps or holes. I actually had thought of trying to do what you’ve shown but when I tried I got very confused lol. I’m so glad I came across this on Pinterest. I was working on a shell beanie tonight and was going to do several blo sc rows to finish but it was too tight. Then I remembered this video so going to give it a try. Your hats are simply gorgeous! I can’t wait to browse around and try a few. 💖

    September 21, 2018 at 12:01 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m so glad you found this tutorial at the perfect time! I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to tag me on Facebook and Instagram – @TLYarnCrafts. Happy hooking!

      September 24, 2018 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Mysti

    Thank you soooo much for this video tutorial , I made a pair of baby pants and got to the point of the waste band and could not figure it out . I looked for a video to explain how to do this tho of stitch it and just couldn’t find anywhere , I gave up on the pants and made something else .. so thin you so much for this video it has helped immensely , I love your patterns and work.. so neat.. thanks again☺️

    September 21, 2018 at 11:02 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m so glad you found the tutorial – it would be perfect for a waistband! 🙂

      September 24, 2018 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Darla

    I love this technique! I was seriously considering learning to knit ribbing or paying my niece to to it for me. I’ve seen the blo sc ribbing before, but not as the finishing to the piece. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for making the video.

    September 22, 2018 at 9:06 am
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