Saturday, July 17, 2010

July hat #2 - Cotton Sun Hat

This is my first attempt at a crocheted project. At some point in my youth I must have learned the basic stitches, but I do not recall making using the skill in a project. I was giving serious thought to relearning (or should I say really learning) crochet in order to try some of the hat patterns I've found. Swoop in Pam with a pattern and yarn suggestion and voile, I had a new challenge. I spent the day helping Pam at a local fair (see earlier post) which gave me the opportunity to spend a huge chunk of time crocheting and asking questions. I didn't finish at the fair, but came home and and finished later that evening.

I crocheted WAY too tight. I'll need to go up at least one needle size, if not two, when I make this again. I also think I ended up with way too many stitches since my brim is wavier than the I think it should be. I think it came out kind of cute, even if it is on the tiny side. It will be perfect for a young girl.

The pattern is available for free at Cloudy Crochet. I used one skein of Lily Sugar'n Cream in a purple and green variegated and one skein of Cascade Pima Tencel in lilac. The hat is crocheted with a size F5 hook. Stitches used are sc, hdc, dc, sl st.


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