Hook for Rug Hooking SEARSPORT HOOKS - Hand made in Maine and each one is unique and different. NANCY MILLER HOOKS - These wonderful hand-forged stainless steel hooks are a huge favorite among rug hookers. HARTMAN HOOKS - These hooks are individually hand crafted in Ireland of solid brass with smooth "Yew" wood handles. Many rug hookers never use any other kind but Hartman. FRASER RUG HOOKS - These primitive straight hooks are economically priced and durable. BASIC HOOKS - these primitive straight hooks are economically priced.
As a general rule: Xtra Fine Hook 1/16 (2mm) Shank is for very fine work Fine hook with 1/8 (3mm) shank is for wool cut 2 to 4 Medium hook with 3/16 (5mm) shank is for wool cut 5 or 6 Coarse hook with ¼ (8mm) shank is for wool cut 7 to 10 Extra Coarse hook with 5/16 (9mm) shank is for wide cuts and hand torn