Do You Know Types Of Curtain Hook?


    With the variety of Curtain hook available, you can find a way to hang any curtain for almost any look you want to achieve. For example, pinch-pleats and ripple-fold systems create elegant, formal windows, while clip rings and stationary hooks lend themselves to casual styles. Once you've determined the type of curtain, curtain header and rod you'll use, choose the appropriate hooks to hang your curtains.

    Pin-On Hooks

    Also known as drapery pins, these hooks have a sharp pin that points up vertically toward the top of the hook. Pin-on hooks are used to hang pinch-pleated draperies from a traverse rod or from tabbed rings on a decorative round rod. There are several types:

    Round pin-on hooks have a rounded top that slides on a cafe or sash rod, allowing pinch-pleated curtains to be used without the standard traverse or rod and rings hardware. Pointed-top pin-on hooks have a top that narrows into an inverted "V" shape. The point settles into the tab hole on a traverse rod or sliding rings. It's the most common hook used to hang pinch-pleat draperies. Heavy-duty and long-neck pin-on hooks are used for draperies with deep headers or those made from heavy material.

    To install pin-on drapery hooks:

    Measure the distance from the top of the curtain header to the needed placement of the hook top. If you're hanging your curtain from sliding rings that will be visible, this distance is typically about 1/2 inch. If you have a plain traverse rod that you want to conceal behind the curtain header, the distance will be greater.

    Measure the distance from the top of the hook to the base of the pin. Add this distance to the previous measurement.

    Locate the pleat stitching lines on the reverse side of the curtain header. At each stitching line, measure down from the top of the curtain header to the distance you determined in the previous step. Insert the pin of one hook at this spot on the header material, pointing to the top of the header, and pull the pin upward as far as it will go. The pin part of the hook should be hidden within the fabric so it isn't visible from the curtain front. Install a hook at each pleat, plus one hook at each side edge of the curtain panel.

    Hang the curtain panel by fitting the hooks into corresponding tabs of your curtain rings or traverse rod.

    Pleater Hooks

    Also known as slip-on hooks or prong hooks, these devices work with pleater tape sewn into the heading of the panel. The pleater tape has narrow, vertical pockets that open at the lower edge of the tape. When you insert the prongs into the pockets at regular intervals, you create pleats in the front of the curtain header. You can then hang the curtain from the track or ring tabs in the same manner as pin-on hooks. Pleater hooks are available with two, three or four prongs so you can create single, double or triple pleats.