I love a deep brim. Well wait. I love wearing a deep brim. It’s cozy, it looks adorable (if I do say so myself), and it lets you fine tune the height of the hat if you’re having a particularly poufy hair day (look, I have rather willful hair, it’s best to plan around it).
Tragically, wearing a deep brim does mean you must first knit a deep brim. I’m less enamored of that bit. But by jove I have knit enough hats with skimpy brims to know better.
I want a full five inches of brim at a minimum (five and a half or even six is better…go big or go home). Come January, I will be absolutely delighted I bothered. Even if I am downright surly about it now.